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Address: San Francisco, CA 94109
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Hiking, Drinking
Description: 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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I wandered up and down the steep California Street a couple times from my swank Financial District hotel. The steepest part is around the intersection with Jones Street. After... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I wandered up and down the steep California Street a couple times from my swank Financial District hotel. The steepest part is around the intersection with Jones Street. After that, it's downhill. I visited The Fairmont with it's Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar a couple times as well as the Swan Oyster Depot restaurant. Hop on the cable car for... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of the nicer areas of SF - be prepared for steep hills to climb to get here though. The views are amazing - we stayed in hotel here which was nice for eating etc but not convenient for shopping!

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LaGrange, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great area to stay in on your visit to San Francisco. Convenient to cable car lines. It is a down hill walk to anything.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 835 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I rode the Cable Car through here. It's an amazing place. Parts of Nob Hill are very steep and the famous Lombard Street, the crookedest street, is located in this neighborhood. We walked up the steep hill to Lombard Street. Nob Hill is a neighborhood in San Francisco, on the intersection of California Street and Powell Street.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Get the cable car up here and get off and have a wander. Miss a great area to walk around and see yet another part of this beautiful city.

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We enjoyed a mid-afternoon tour of Nob Hill area provided at no charge by the City Guides of San Francisco. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging during the two hour tour. We learned of the Big 4 and Bonanza Kings and the major development of Nob Hill through the late 1800's - early 1900's. Be sure to donate at... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fabulous homes - just driving through here's is amazing! Highly recommend if you are visiting San Francisco

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

..and explore the structures. Some nice historic buildings and hotels are in the area.Wonderful time can be had in this section of this great city.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nob Hill is a wonderful top of San Francisco area that offers the most elegant hotels in the world, good restaurants, and even views of the city. Atop Nob Hill is the famous Pacific Union Club. Be sure to peer in the front door windows if it is not open to you. There is an interest park at the top... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We walk through this area to see the buildings, such history and beautiful views. We probably walked through the entire city of San Francisco. It was an amazing trip.

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Address: San Francisco, CA 94109
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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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