From almost anywhere in San Francisco, you can see Coit Tower looming above the city from its perch on Telegraph Hill. Yet despite it's presence, Coit Tower's history, benefactor and design features are mysteries to visitors and locals alike. Join me at the base of the hill as we climb the stairs past the wild parrots, hidden gardens and antique homes to reach the tower. Along the way, we'll explore the people and stories behind San Francisco's oldest art deco icon.
A young traveler exploring the world one destination at a time. Fan of college hockey, blueberry pancakes and architecture.
Hopefully you didn't get on the Stair Master today. We've got 400 steps to the top of Telegraph Hill and it is completely worth it.
Let's take a quick little break from the steps and walk on level ground.
Yes, you read this right...There are parrots in the Telegraph Hill forest.
We pause here on Montgomery St to see one of the most beautiful Art Deco apartment buildings in the city. You will immediately note the thr…
The 210-foot Art Deco masterpiece has served as an icon of San Francisco since 1933. Its construction was funded by Lillian Hitchcock Coit,…
Let's head inside Coit Tower. You will immediately notice that the interior walls are painted with figures at work. Walk around the interio…
You cannot beat the views at the top of the observation deck. Find the end of the line winding around the interior wall of the ground floor…
Should be more on the views from the top, as that’s why most go up.
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I’m a native San Franciscan and pass Coit Tower everyday. I have to admit I learned a bunch of new things today. Thanks for sharing this walk of telegraph hill and coit tower. It was a treat to see the parrots up close too. 5 stars.
Jul 3, 2018