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Nob Hill

San Francisco, CA 94109 (Nob Hill)
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Ranked #98 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Hiking, Drinking
Owner description: One of the most upscale areas of San Francisco, this is the site of...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Hiking, Drinking
Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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821 reviews 821 reviews
487 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Nob Hill is a lovely, neighbourhood. Very upscale/ posh it is residential and has fantastic restaurants. Quiet streets, beautiful homes make this district splendid to walk around. Recommended!

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Tucson, AZ
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103 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nob Hill is an area that is known for its upscale residents and nice hotels. It's atop a hill and you get a nice view as you go over the crest of the hill. I enjoy driving through the area and when there walking through the Fairmont and Mark Hopkins. A favorite for me is the Tonga Room that people... More 

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Sydney
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116 reviews 116 reviews
99 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

No particular part or attraction stands out for me. It's just a nice, genteel, upmarket area. Residential buildings are as much of an attraction here as anything else. You really need to walk through it to see it properly. That being said, you need to be good at walking to do it. Contrast what you see here with other parts... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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190 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Nice old houses and some good views. That's it! But like others have said, no visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to Nob Hill.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
101 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

THis is worth the walk to see how old San Francisco used to be before the 1900 fire. Walk past the Cathedral as it is a wonderful building up to Nob Hill. The houses are all timber built with mature trees and gardens. The walk leads to Lombard Street and down to the cable car to return to the city.... More 

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san francisco
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160 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

With so many hills in San Francisco, this is one of less favorites.... 1) the number of attractions on this hill are few; the best being Grace Cathedral and the free Cable Car Museum (though I also Huntington Park). The Cable Cars do meet up on the top of the hill, another positive. 2) the views are ok --- the... More 

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Solihull, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

San Francisco is not really complete until you've climbed some of the very steep hills around Nob Hill including California St, Powell St Also as a top tip make sure you stop by the "Top of the mark" which is located at the top floor of the intercontinental hotel next to Stanford Court hotel. Finally the intersection across from the... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Trekking to the top is a hike and a half, but worth it, and spectacular views toward the city and across the Bay

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Barrington, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Yes, the hills are steep! They come to an apex here from every direction. Your climb will be rewarded with breath-taking views in every direction, and you can learn more about the history of the city here than in just about any other neighborhood. The easiest way to get to the top is to take a cab or hop on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Take the cable car up to the top of Nob Hill. (San Francisco Insider hint: Buy a Clipper transit card at a ticket machine in a Muni Metro station at the underground stops at Powell, Montgomery or Embarcadero, where the lines are much shorter than the above-ground ticket station for the cable car at Powell Street. You'll need a Clipper... More 

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