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Nob Hill

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Address: San Francisco, CA 94109

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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Great views and iconic architecutre

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Seattle, WA
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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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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Mannford, Oklahoma
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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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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Everyone must go to Nob Hill at least twice just to say they've been there. After that, it isn't too exciting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Took a walking tour of the area and added greatly to my appreciation and undertanding of the area. There is some fairly steep hills to walk up but the area has some beautiful hotels and houses that are worth looking at. The cable car heads up to nob hill so easy to get to. Would recommend going in to the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Beware those who have shortness of breath and weak heart. This walk entails steep climb even with the help of steps. It's a beautiful part of town where you see the more upscale hotels. Once you reach the top of the hill though, don't forget to visit Huntington Park and the Grace Cathedral. Most people I met who reached uphill... More 

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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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