Despite the fact that it really does look like one (and it doesn't help when the city decides bathe it in red light), Coit Tower was not purposefully intended to seem like a fire hose. A monument to the fire fighters of San Francisco takes the shape of this Art Deco landmark that was constructed. Today, the tower offers fantastic 360 views of the city, historic murals, and a fun hike (if the weather is nice).
Koitta is a famous landmark building in San Francisco. It's suitable to bring friends with us. It's worth taking a good look at the short Sunny time that afternoon. Looking back on the way to Towe Mountain, it has a good view. Koitta is a famous landmark in San Francisco and the most significant public building.
Yes, it's crawling with tourists, but buck-up: it's worth it. Why?First, don't you dare come at Coit Tower by any other means than walking up the stairs off Montgomery Street. It's a beautiful urban hike, surrounded by green on all sides, peering into the cutest little houses off the stairway. Do it.Second, the view from even the base of the tower is spectacular. If you want, wait in line to go up to the top, but you'll be wowed even if you don't do that.Third, the murals inside at the base of the tower (you don't have to wait in line to see these) are amazingly preserved examples of 1930s art and culture. They were a public works project during the Depression, and they depict scenes from California's industry and economy. I could spend hours just peering at all the details in these murals.
for a challenge to get to the Coit Tower, one can either hike up from the embarcadero via the filbert steps or hike up from the north beach. for a bigger challenge, one can try to drive AND park...beware of the long wait. Although there are free 30 minute parking at the round about, on the weekends, there is still a long wait as I doubt the 30 minutes parking is being enforced or adhered.The exterior of the Coit Tower is renown, as are the views surrounding it...but one must also visit the murals and the art deco designs on the interiors. It is a real treat.
It's fun to walk up or drive up to Coit Tower and enjoy the tower itself, and the views from the top.(admission fee) However, be aware that the quality of the view from the small parking lot depends on how low the surrounding vegetation has been trimmed. Do go into the lobby (free) and take a look at the historic set of WPA murals finished in 1934. There are more murals on the second floor. You can see these if you join a Saturday, 11 AM tour, free, given by SF City Guides.
One of the best kept secrets in San Francisco. I watched a utube video on cardealer 16 that showed the murals that were created during the depression and they were intense and beautiful the view of san francisco and the Golden GAte was spectular and the view of the wharf was over whelming I loved it and will go back with my video camera and another one of the things to do in san francisco this was mentioned in thetaxidriversguide of things to see
For some reason I had never bothered to come up to Coit tower until recently, and it totally blew my socks off. The tower itself is not much to see - but it offers some of the best views of San Francisco. You get 360 degree panoramic views of the city - on a clear day you can see the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, Twin Peaks, Alcatraz, the TransAmerica building and everything in between. Come here at sunset for the best views!
I'm sure a lot of people have been to the Coit Tower during the day, but have you ever try going here at night? The view is spectacular and the the city lights surrounding the place is breath taking. This place is wonderful for catching the view of the bay. Must see it for yourself to believe. After all, this place is historic and definitely worth the sight seeing weather you are a tourist or not. Cheers!
This place has very special meaning to me so I may be a bit biased! This was where my fiance and I went on our first date! I'll never forget the view that night and it's just magical up here. When you come at night, you can see the city lights and enjoy the view. When you go during the day, you can see San Francisco. I'd definitely recommend Coit Tower to everyone!!!
Coit Tower is an iconic landmark within the San Francisco skyline. On special nights, it glows in different colors. For example, during the World Series, it was illuminated in a bright orange, a tribute to our beloved Giants.Visiting is fairly easy via MUNI or your feet. Be careful when visiting at night, as there have been crimes reported up there in the past.
From the bottom to the top, Coit Tower is a historically beautiful sight with a magnificent view of the San Francisco Bay. Best way to experience it is to walk from Sansome Street and up the Filbert Street steps to the very top. Then wind your way down The hill into North Beach for meal.