Coit Tower

A view of Coit Tower from afar
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San Francisco has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to tourist attractions. If you are planning to visit this city, you should include the San Francisco’s Coit Tower on your list. This is one of the most visited attractions in the city because you will get a chance to view the city in 360 degrees. The Coit Tower is a 210-foot tower atop Telegraph Hill and Pioneer Park. Lily Hitchcock Coit donated part of her estate for this tower, with the aim of of beautifying the city. Ms. Coit will be happy to know that her money was not wasted since the Coit Tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks and attractive spots in the city.

Coit Tower is an unpainted concrete art deco structure that has a lobby in which a number of murals are displayed. There are 19 murals painted by various artists, some of them can be viewed without a charge. The murals show the depression era; most of them have progressive or socialist themes. They are a reminder of how the city survived the Great Depression.

The tower offers views of the city’s main attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Nob Hill, the Financial District, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Pier 39, Treasure Island, and Angel Island. This is one of the best places to visit if you want to have a view of the whole city.

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