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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Drinking, Hiking
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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We stayed at a hotel in Nob Hill during our San Francisco trip. We had some suitcases and the GPS said the hotel was only 7 blocks from the Subway. We decided to walk it. OMH was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Beijing, China

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Franklin, Tennessee
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622 reviews
231 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stayed at a hotel in Nob Hill during our San Francisco trip. We had some suitcases and the GPS said the hotel was only 7 blocks from the Subway. We decided to walk it. OMH was that a mistake haha! We managed and then we had a decent hotel in a fabulous part of San Francisco. Chinatown is just... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 6 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 806 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 86 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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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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Nob Hill
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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