San Francisco: 360 Degrees from Coit Tower.

Coit Tower is one of those places that attracts tourists in San Francisco and for good reason. Up-top it provides three hundred and sixty degree views of the city.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Coit Tower has stood on top of Telegraph Hill within Pioneer Park since 1933, named after Lillie Hitchcock Coit and was built as the result of her wanting San Francisco to be beautified. I have great memories coming here as a child, so it’s a place I keep coming to when in the city.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

You can take the windy Telegraph Hill Boulevard up the hill, but traffic can be backed up at peak hours because parking is limited at the top. A bus or walking up the Greenwich or Filbert stairs are other popular options.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Once up-top, after taking the old-school elevator for a nominal fee, you’ll gravitate right away towards the observation windows. There she is, the San Francisco skyline, centered by the Transamerica Pyramid.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Rotating to other windows there is Washington Square Park, the Russian Hill neighborhood and the fog and marine layer off in the distance.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf straight ahead and Alcatraz is sitting out there in the bay.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Looking at Nob Hill and beyond that is Twin Peaks.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

A couple more skyline shots focusing on the Transamerica Pyramid.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Coit Tower, San Francisco

IF you look straight up, there is the clear, blue open sky.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Now stare down at the bottom of one of the observation windows. Opposite the window on the outside lies change and other items. I wonder how that stuff got out there and how many different currencies are represented. 🙂

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Scenic views can also be had within Pioneer Park outside of Coit Tower. San Francisco Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf and the fog and marine layer straight ahead.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Washington State Park and the Russian Hill neighborhood again with lots of greenery in the foreground.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

There sits the Transamerica Pyramid beyond the greenery and trees. I was chilling on the grass as well when capturing this shot.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Hello the beautiful San Fran skyline.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and open waters of San Francisco Bay with a palm tree along for the ride, perfect! 🙂

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Can’t capture enough of the open San Francisco Bay and all the blue.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

I mentioned it was a spot I came to (quite a bit actually) as a child. Found a couple of shots up-top from back when. 🙂 Just as scenic.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Coit Tower, San Francisco

It was great early afternoon checking out the city from up-top Pioneer Park and Coit Tower. What places do you like to checkout San Francisco from up-top?

8 responses to “San Francisco: 360 Degrees from Coit Tower.

  1. Gosh, could this city be any more beautiful??…Nice shots, including the one looking up the tower. I have to try that next time. 🙂

    • Every time I go there it’s even more beautiful to me then the time before. 🙂 Was cool to stare up at the big blue sky. Should have tried throwing some change out haha.

  2. Loved the views from up there – the friend I was travelling with hates heights so wouldn’t come up with me so I left him down the bottom for ages while I took photos from the top!

    • Could stare at the skyline, hills, neighborhoods, bay and fog for hours up there. So beautiful to hang up-top and in the park there too.

  3. I missed this last time i was in SF 😦 was running late so had to skip it. I feel terrible after looking at the amazing view it offers.

  4. Nice photos. I’ve lived in this city for 12 years now. I never get tired of the view. It doesn’t matter which route we take through town, there’s always something to see.

    • Thank you! I’m always finding new things to see and do every time there. You live in a beautiful, amazing city! 🙂

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