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Nob Hill

San Francisco, CA 94109 (Nob Hill)
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Ranked #105 of 360 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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Somers, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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38 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Albany, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I was in San Fransisco for a recent convention. I've been to San Fransisco a number of times before and usually make the side trip to visit Nob Hill. I usually walk up, which is a challenge if you have issues walking because of the steep, uneven path. The view from the top is great... excellent photo op. I also... More

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Cincinnati
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189 reviews 189 reviews
65 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Take a walk to Nob Hill and check out the Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels, and also Grace Cathedral. There is a small city park nearby and the views are awesome. This is what I think of when thinking about San Francisco.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Despite being almost entirely destroyed by the earthquake and fires of 1906, Nob Hill has remained the epicenter of wealth and affluence in San Francisco for over a century. There is fantastic architecture all around you in this neighborhood, especially at California & Powell which features the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental, the Fairmont Hotel, and the brownstone Pacific-Union Club. While much... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Facts: Positive: - Nice Team - Central Negative: - Terrible Breakfast, just from 7-9:00: only with bread toasts (!), bad coffee and the guests had to clean the table on their own, cause there was only one person at the service - Rooms not very clean, Furniture damaged - Wifi "damaged". They promised to fix it until next day, what... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was my favorite neighborhood to walk around early in the morning. It was really quiet and peaceful.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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245 reviews 245 reviews
49 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We decided to walk up California Ave to get to Nob Hill. What an incline, the people passing us on the cable car probably thought we were crazy. Very nice area, with Grace Cathedral and Huntington park. Great views since you are at the top of the hill. Very enjoyable walk taking in the sights.

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Brisbane
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143 reviews 143 reviews
60 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

If you can a walk around Nob HIll starting at the Fairmont Hotel is a great way to spend an hour or so

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