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Nob Hill

Address: San Francisco, CA 94109
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Ranked #149 of 716 things to do in San Francisco
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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