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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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Nice area to stay in

The city bus tour does a walking tour of Nob Hill, which is short but nice. The area has some great architecture to check out and is a pleasant change from the more touristy parts... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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205 reviews 205 reviews
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The city bus tour does a walking tour of Nob Hill, which is short but nice. The area has some great architecture to check out and is a pleasant change from the more touristy parts of the city. It also has some nice hotels and eateries. If you have time, it's worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's a lovely neighbourhood with lots of elegant buildings and a beautiful church, but nothing else to offer to tourists spoilt for choice in this beautiful city.

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Mico, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

IF you have the extra time there are a few select places worth visiting like the St. Peter & Paul church. There are some quaint coffee shops, a few chic boutiques and a nice but small park. Other than that, it's not super spectacular.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I like the Nob Hill area of San Francisco. For Christmas/New Years holiday time we like to go here to see the holiday decorations. We like in particular the decorations at the Fairmont. We usually go for appetizers and drinks. We also like the Tonga Room at the Fairmont. The outside garden area at the Fairmont is also quite nice.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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137 helpful votes 137 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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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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106 helpful votes 106 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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184 helpful votes 184 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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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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