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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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Smanchyier Part of SF

Come and hob-nob with the snobs. Well we didn't see any snobs but we saw a lot of great architecture and interesting places. Been to SF many times but first time here. Glad we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Come and hob-nob with the snobs. Well we didn't see any snobs but we saw a lot of great architecture and interesting places. Been to SF many times but first time here. Glad we did. It is interesting as is the whole city, just another pocket of different interesting. We came to see church which was great.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll likely pass by Nob hill in your taxi or from the cable car as it isn't a top destination with lots of attractions, except the graceful cathedral. It's flanked with top notch hotels, bars and restaurants and that alone is reason enough to visit. ...

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is really nothing special about this attraction (except at Christmas.) The rest of the year you can just take the tour bus and wave as you pass by.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This part of the CITY is wonderful. Take the cable car ride to NOB hill.. Get out and walk around. Some of the world finest hotels and restaurants are here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

One of the hills in the city of San Francisco that deserves a visit. Though not the highest there is a lot to see. Walking up and down that neigbourhood and enjoying the views and typical local housestyles is already worth it. And there are other things like the Cable Car museum for example

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Nob Hill is worth a visit because of the views of SF harbor. But you get a more thrilling view with a ride on a cable car. You get a better appreciation of the steep hills in SF when the cable car goes up and then goes down. Definitely worth the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We stayed around this area and I really prefer it to the area around Union Square. It is home to Grace Cathedral, Lombard Street and the Fairmont Hotel. It is extremely hilly if that bothers you but it is fabulously historic and a great place to wander safely around.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Make sure you make it to Knob Hill so that you may see the Grace Cathedral that shines in all its glory. One of the great vistas in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stayed close by in Powell St. Again we did the walking tour and learned about the history of the fire, the one brownstone mansion that survived and the hotels, Hitchcock film location and all!

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nob Hill is beautiful, worth the parking underground or just walk to it like a local. Gorgeous hotels. Grace Cathedral and beautiful vistas. All is historical and classic SF- don't miss it.

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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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