Coit Tower

One of the bright spots in San Francisco at night is Coit Tower. It isn’t super tall, but going along the water front, you can’t miss it.  It is a tourist attraction. During day time, it is a NIGHTMARE to go there.

There aren’t many parking spots at Coit Tower and there is a line going to Coit Tower and people waiting for people to leave.

Best thing to do is park someplace below Coit Tower (preferably on the east) and go up Filbert Steps or Greenwich Steps.

To go up Coit Tower, it is usually $6 to $9 depending on resident or non resident and then you get a 30 degree view of SF.


I usually take people at night because there are no crowds and some people hanging around. While going up will be closed, The Tower lit up is gorgeous, especially if there is a theme.



Ghirardelli Square


Just past the Fisherman’s wharf are, you will find Ghirardelli Square.

This is Ghirardelli’s factory, shop and cafe. Parking can be tough at times and the cafe seems to always be busy.


I do buy chocolates for friends here, but it is a nice place to just check out.




Cafe is busy, but many chocolate choices!