Visit the Coit Tower

May 15, 2018
Category: San Francisco Attractions

The Coit Tower of San Francisco is a gorgeous historical landmark that can be seen from the streets of San Francisco; the design of the tower is a work of art, but it pales in comparison to the beauty of the artwork within it. The Coit Tower is the perfect place to visit if you’re interested in learning more about the artistic history of San Francisco, as well as how a young woman's obsession with fighting fire established this iconic tower.

About the Coit Tower

The construction of Coit Tower was made possible by a woman called Lillie HItchcock Coit. Before the year of 1866, there existed no established fire department in San Francisco; when fires broke out, several volunteer firefighting companies were issued to address the problem. Lillie Hitchcock Coit was known for having aided these firefighters in times of need, and many called her the “mascot” of the firefighters before she was made an official member of the engine company in the year of 1863. Upon her death in 1929, she issued $125,000 to construct something beautiful for the city of San Francisco.

The Coit Tower is designed to be a structure that preserves artistic integrity. The interior of the Coit Tower does just that; the ground floor of the tower is coated with murals designed by 30 local artists who were part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal PIlot Art Program. Many of these murals display what life was like in the early 1930’s, preserving the history of the Great Depression in more ways than one, while also adding to the historical significance of Coit Tower.

The area of North Beach seems to come alive at night, as it is filled with many Jazz Clubs, galleries, and family style restaurants. With its roots founded in Italian traditions, this welcoming area of San Francisco is home to Coit Tower, and makes for a great place to venture while in the area.  Many who come to the Coit Tower enjoy perusing the artwork on the ground floor of the tower. In addition to this, tickets can be purchased to ride the elevator to the top floor of the tower. A visit to the top of Coit Tower offers a full 360° view of San Francisco. Guided tours of the tower are also offered for those with a desire to learn more about the history of the area.

Located on Telegraph Hill, the Coit Tower is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, April through October. The tower is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, November through March. If you’re in search of a hotel in San Francisco to stay in while exploring this tower, look no further than Alpha Inn and Suites. Located nearby, this San Francisco hotel offers the lowest rates available when you book your stay directly online.

Stay at Alpha Inn and Suites

Enjoy your stay at the Alpha Inn and Suites while visiting the Coit Tower. Conveniently located within 15-minutes of the inn, Alpha Inn and Suites offers the lowest rates available when you book directly at: