Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Coit Tower

My sister, dad and I headed into the City (aka San Francisco) on Friday for her birthday...

I took several HUNDRED pictures (well, the sis took quite a few of those as well on my camera) while there.

I'm going to break them up into a handful of posts to share with you all over the next several days.

I hope you enjoy!!

These posts aren't really in order of the day - just in the order that I edited the pictures!

After a fun lunch in North Beach, Laura wanted to head up to Coit Tower and look for the parrots. I had asked if we would be doing any "hiking" that day, so I knew whether to wear my boots or more comfortable shoes. Apparently I made the wrong choice and my super cute riding boots became hiking boots. It's a good thing they are actually really comfortable...

We started off by climbing the very numerous, very steep, stairs up to the tower...

It actually wasn't too far from where we were in North Beach, and we arrived at the base of the tower pretty quickly:

Once there, the main thing you can do is look at the murals inside the base, or head back down the hill. OR, you can go to the top. I had never been to the top of this particular landmark (though I have been to the top of the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building) - so I told my sister I was doing it - she could join me if she wished.

She wished. So did dad. So we bought tickets, and lined up for the rickety elevator that took us 20 stories to the top.

Once at the top, you get one of the best views in all of San Francisco (and there are some pretty great views in SF).
360° of amazing.

Sweet Shot Day


  1. I hella love SF.

    love this pictures, they are beautiful!

  2. My brother lives in SF and I've visited 4 times. I love it there as well! Coit Tower was a workout, but the view was worth it. I could visit there every year and never tire of it. Great pics!

  3. Gorgeous set and I adore the over-the-shoulder shot!

  4. Awesome! I love city shots, I wish I could say I love SF as well, but I've never been there. I need to fix that. Great photos, I love your vignettes - dramatic, but not intrusive.