Telegraph Hill provides spectacular views in all directions. If you face the west, you can see Russian Hill, Marin County, the Golden Gate and its fantastic Pacific sunsets. Move to the north side to see Alcatraz, Angel Island and the bay, its waters changing in color and pattern with tidal currents and variations in the weather. A little further in the direction of the morning sun are the cities along the eastern shore, including Oakland.
Views of Telegraph Hill:
Step around to the southern slop and the views of Telegraph Hill open up to the Financial District of the city with its myriad details from short and stubby boxes to the sixty-one stories at Salesforce Tower. Once the night takes over, the views become an intricate electrical playground. Even the locals like to play tourist once in a while and venture to Coit Tower and Pioneer park. To add a little adventure to your outing, hop aboard the No. 39 bus, which will take you to the summit. From there you can explore the steps that meander down the east side past multicolored houses (some dating back to 1880’s) and lush gardens. Happy hunting!