Coit Tower, a gift to the city, is unmistakable in the skyline. Learn how to get there, the surrounding neighborhoods and fun facts.
Coit Tower sticks out like a sore thumb, and for good reason. It's a defining characteristic of San Francisco's skyline. At the top of Telegraph Hill sits Pioneer Park where Coit Tower stands. This park covers an area of 4.89 acres (19,800 square meters) and was officially opened in the year 1876. This means it’s much older than the tower, which was completed in the early 1930s. And like other iconic buildings in the city, Coit Tower is adorned with different colored lights.