Telegraph Hill earned its name in the days of the Gold Rush when it was used as a signaling post to relay messages about incoming ships to the bay

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San Francisco's Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Walking Tour

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San Francisco Wild Parrots: 2-Hour Telegraph Hill Tour

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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach

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... 5-mile walking tour of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill and North Beach neighborhoods. Ascend the Filbert S...

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San Francisco Above the Bay Hiking Tour in French

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Telegraph Hill, San Francisco

Telegraph Hill earned its name in the days of the Gold Rush when it was used as a signaling post to relay messages about incoming ships to the bay.

Telegraph Hill earned its name in the days of the Gold Rush when it was used as a signaling post to relay messages about incoming ships to the bay. Coit Tower was erected at its peak in 1933 and rewards a weary traveler with some wonderful views over the city. Over time a quiet residential neighborhood built up along the hillside, and their magnificent flowing gardens have always been something to admire on your way up or down. Other neighbors include a colony of colorful feral parrots, predominantly red-masked parakeets, which grew up as descendants of escaped domesticated pets. One can drive to the top, but it's better to take one of the narrow steps leading up and down the sides of the hill (including the Greenwich and Filbert Steps), as they offer better views over the Bay.


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About Telegraph Hill

 Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, USA

Telegraph Hill and Nearby Sights on Map

Coit Tower

Visible from all parts of San Francisco and the Bay Area, the Coit Tower stands atop Telegraph Hill in Pioneer Park and offers an excellent view of the surroundings

Pioneer Park

This park sits atop Telegraph Hill and surrounds the base of Coit Tower

Juana Briones Monument

See the monument erected in honor of this humanitarian and pioneer settler of Yerba Buena (now North Beach)

Beat Museum

Features quite an extensive collection of exhibits, books and manuscripts that focus on Jack Kerouac and the literary Beat Generation

Jack Kerouac Alley

This tiny paved pedestrian alley was named after the famous Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac who used to hang out in the alley a lot

Sts. Peter and Paul Church

A white statuesque, neo-Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral situated directly in front of Washington Square

Washington Square

Every day at around 8AM-10AM, locals practice tai-chi, the martial art and meditation practice

Levi's Plaza Park

Located in front of the Levi Strauss headquarters, this immaculately kept little park is perhaps the perfect spot for a picnic, especially if you're exhausted after climbing over Telegraph Hill! It has a soothing fountain as its centerpiece

City Lights Bookstore

Co-founded by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlenghetti, City Lights was one of the centers of the Beat community in the 1950s

Columbus Tower/Sentinel Building

This flatiron (wedge shaped) copper-green building is an unmistakable San Francisco beauty