Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill and Pioneer Park

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Just 1 kilometre away from Fisherman's Wharf is the Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill in Pioneer Park. No only does the tower offer tremendous 360-degree views of the City, but location is steeped in history and culture with a mural dating back to the Great Depression. A DEFINITE must see and do! Pioneer Park was established in 1876 as a telegraph station with delightful walking trails and, if you are lucky, a population of 'feral' parrots that are believed to once have been privately owned then released, similar to the Parakeets in Surrey, England. At the base of the Tower, the murals were painted in 1934 during the Depression. Some of the images created a great deal of controversy and were painted over. Photo credit - Coit Tower: https://unsplash.com/@ronan18
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After this bout of energy, take a break at the nearby Little Italy surrounding Washington Square. Plenty of eateries to chose from, for a well-deserved pit stop.
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