Trip Planner: USA / California / San Francisco / Coit Tower
Built to beautify the city with the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit, Coit Tower was completed in 1933. The murals that wrap the tower's rotunda were commissioned by the Public Works of Art Project as part of the New Deal that same year. Murals in the rotunda are open to the public, but those in the stairway are only accessible on Saturday mornings via tours arranged with San Francisco City Guides. The inside was originally intended as a restaurant; however, it was converted into an exhibition space before the tower's opening. Take the elevator to the top for views over the city and bay. To visit Coit Tower and other attractions in San Francisco, use our San Francisco trip planner.
Coit Tower reviews
I should preface by saying I did not pay the $7 to go to the top. I mainly went to check out the murals which were very nice. You can still get good views of the city and Bay Bridge from the grounds..... more
I should preface by saying I did not pay the $7 to go to the top. I mainly went to check out the murals which were very nice. You can still get good views of the city and Bay Bridge from the grounds..... more »
A great way to see vast swathes of San Francisco. On a clear day you can see for miles. $10 to go up for the view is well worth the cost. The staff were friendly and helpful. The elevator can only hold 6 people so queues will form quickly. The gift shop has some nice items for sale. The climb to get to the tower is quite arduous but worth it when you get there. Check opening times before embarking on the journey.
Great views from the observation area at the top. Very photogenic on a clear day. Alcatraz, the Financial District, Golden Gate Bridge, etc. Can all be seen. Cool experience. Not much to do there once you take photos If the line to the top is quick you may be in and out very quick. Not a lot of parking in the lot below.
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