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Nob Hill

San Francisco, CA 94109 (Nob Hill)
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Ranked #94 of 375 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Hiking, Drinking
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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san francisco
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283 reviews 283 reviews
153 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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106 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There's nothing for sale or shouty, just perfect views and pleasant strolls, if you don't include the vertical climb to get here. It's largely hotel and residential, and at sunset was a peaceful way to see the city. Some of the sidewalks are so steep I'm curious why the city doesn't just put stairs in, but we had a lot... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Not much to say other than i enjoyed my visit here immensely It's hard not to love everything in San Fran, isn't it?

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Somers, New York
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I like to walk up on Nob hill to get away from the bustle of down town (note: wear comfortable walking shoes!). Huntington Park and Grace Cathedral are nice, and you can look along the streets (that were so hard to climb up) out over the city.

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Eu, France
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I have stayed at The Fairmont hotel so, some evenings I looked around on the Nob Hill and enjoyed some restaurants around. Nice place, not very crowded, the peak is just in front of the Fairmont Hotel. The street on the left is really going down at a high level, please come prepared with sneakers and no high heels.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

If you want to get away from the crowds then this is the place to head. I spent a couple of hours round here walking the side streets. There are some excellent photo opportunities to be had round here that are away from the norm. You never know what's round the next corner.

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