on February 18, 2006
Coit Tower is a wonderful place to get a great view of the city. Jason thinks the city looks so peaceful from here.Don't just park and admire the view! Get out and walk around, there are paths that take you around the base of the tower, and the views are wonderful.The website coittower.org says it's open everyday from 10am to 5pm, but on Valentine's Day it was open until at least 6pm. I don't think the website is kept up-to-date. The murals on the first floor are great, painted in the Italian fresco style by WPA artists. They are very vibrant, and run the entire length of the bottom of the tower on both walls.It was $4 for adults to take the elevator to the top, cash only. There is an ATM, but there's a $2.50 fee. There are stairs to the top, but I believe that you can no longer use them. There is a gift shop, restrooms, and a snack truck.There is very limited parking up at the top. There is a a MUNI bus that goes up there, it's #39 and it leaves from Washington Square about every 20 minutes.
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