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Nob Hill

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Address: San Francisco, CA 94109
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One of the most upscale areas of San Francisco, this is the site of two...

One of the most upscale areas of San Francisco, this is the site of two landmarks: The Fairmont Hotel and The Mark Hopkins.

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Walking Tour of Nob Hill, Chinatown, and North Beach
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Nob Hill Walking Tour in San Francisco with Optional Lunch

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Why climb Nob Hill?

Because it’s there! The neighborhood remains a SF landmark, with high-end hotels and restaurants. While few sights remain of the hilltop’s original affluent residents, just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Edmonds, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Because it’s there! The neighborhood remains a SF landmark, with high-end hotels and restaurants. While few sights remain of the hilltop’s original affluent residents, just stand in front of the James C. Flood Mansion, now home of the Pacific-Union Club, and you will be transported back to the golden age of SF. Nob Hill is accessible by cable car, and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know this area is famous, but it's not that exciting and I found little of interest to do there. Very SF.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very steep, it's best to reach it by cable car. The California line runs there. Like the name says expect top line hotels including the Fairmont, Grace Cathedral, upscale neighborhood. Nice area to take a stroll, downhill preferably.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great to walk around but be prepared for some physical exertion since Nob Hill really is hilly. Beautiful views especially on a nice day and lots of iconic San Francisco architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stayed on Nob Hill and walked up to the Cathedral which is beautiful. We use the cable cars to travel up and down the hill, which has beautiful views of the bay and the streets as you pass by!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit for some of the best views of the city. Fantastic vistas looking down steep streets to all corners of the city. For the athletic, I would recommend tackling the steepest slopes in the city to wonder at the many details of how the buildings, roads and car parking have been modelled into the topography. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stayed at the Fairmont, explored local area, and particularly enjoyed the Cathedral. Amazing stained glass windows and so much history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very steep hill in downtown San Francisco. It's iconic and the views from the top are beautiful--worth the hike at least once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Fantastic architecture and historic buildings and hotels here. It was quite a hike up from China town but we were anxious to see it and made the walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

one of the several hills in san francisco. It has a nice view, close to china town, you can reach by cable car.

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Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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