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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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a hill in the center of SF with a lot of old residential and office buildings

Above Union Square, Nob Hill is an are with residential and office buildings with an interesting architecture. The Fairmount hotel is located in its center. It used to be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Nob Hill is an affluent district and is one of the seven hills of San Francisco. Its derived from the word noble. The Fairmont Hotel is a well known landmark as is The Grace Cathedral, one of the city's largest church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Above Union Square, Nob Hill is an are with residential and office buildings with an interesting architecture. The Fairmount hotel is located in its center. It used to be a prestigious area and this hotel hosted some well-known parties. Today, it is interesting to walk around the area for 1-2 hours.

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Modiin, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you want to discover Nob Hill, I suggest taking the City Guide Walking Tour. It's a donation based tour that lasts two hours. It starts at 10:00 and 14:00 and gives you a history of the area and architecture. Our guide Mimi was very enthusiastic. There are some beautiful buildings and gardens but otherwise nothing to do.

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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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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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