Coit Tower is located 0.8 miles from Pier 39 on Telegraph Hill. Coit Tower has served as an emblem to the San Francisco skyline since its completion in 1933. Its observation deck gives a 360 degree view of the entire San Francisco area. The tower is named after Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a wealthy eccentric and patron of the city’s firefighters. It was built for both a tower and as a monument to Coit’s beloved volunteer firefighters.
Inside the tower are murals from 1934 that depict life in California due to the depression. Some of the more controversial pictures were painted over.
Directions from Taxi:
From our Lil’ Taxi docking point, head east towards Beach Street/The Embarcadero and continue to follow on The Embarcadero. Take a slight right onto Sansome St. and then turn right onto Greenwich St. Walk up the stairs “whew” to see the beautiful view from Coit Tower!