Stroll to the Top: A Guide to Coit Tower

San Francisco is a city known for its dramatic hills and beautiful residential neighborhoods with panoramic views of the bay and cityscape. Among the many famous viewpoints in the city, Coit Tower and Lombard Street stand out as must-see destinations.

Coit Tower is a 210-foot tall Art-deco tower that was inaugurated in 1934 and stands in a nearly 5-acre park, Pioneer Park. The tower also features murals from 1934 depicting California business, agriculture, and home life of the period and a 360-degree viewing platform at the top of the 212-foot tower, which offers a 360-degree view of the city, the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. It is not only a remarkable viewing platform but also a tower that documents the history of protests and art in the city. The park around the tower also includes green staircases inhabited by parrots, gardens, and stunning views of San Francisco. Coit Tower is located in the northern part of San Francisco and is easily accessible by bus, car, or on foot.

Visitors can take the Muni’s 39 Coit bus from Fisherman’s Wharf or Washington Square Park or enjoy a scenic uphill walk along the east side of the hill. The Filbert Steps start at the intersection of Sansome Street and Filbert Street, and the Greenwich Steps start from Greenwich Street. Visitors can also take a more relaxed walk on the west side of the same 2 streets, with entrances on Filbert Street and Greenwich Street. However, getting around San Francisco by car is not advisable, and the parking spaces in front of the tower are limited. Overall, Coit Tower is a must-visit destination for those looking for stunning views of San Francisco