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Nob Hill

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Address: San Francisco, CA 94109

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 RICH History

We walked this area during our SF tour group after a cable car ride to the top of the hill. This was an interesting area with the unique architecture and SF History of their... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked this area during our SF tour group after a cable car ride to the top of the hill. This was an interesting area with the unique architecture and SF History of their famous beginnings. You had some nice selfie or picture opportunities of the skyline and city from the top of the hill. I would recommend you check... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 518 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely part of the city and we'll worth a visit. Very residential and leafy with beautiful houses and nice parks. Plenty of good eateries, it's a pretty wealthy and stylish part of town. Amazing views of San Francisco Bay and the city itself, the best along with Russian Hill I think. Very very steep climbs to get here unless you... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nob Hill is one of the signature locations in San Francisco. Drive, walk (seriously uphill) or take a cable car up there and walk around the neighborhood. Enjoy the architecture, stroll through the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel, have a drink at the Top of the Mark in the Mark Hopkins Hotel, have dinner at one of several great restaurants,... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

You can reach the top by riding the California Street Cable Car or the Sacramento Street bus, or you can get your day's exercise with a strenuous walk. You will be rewarded with a couple of San Francisco's monuments, Grace Cathedral, the Fairmount Hotel (with its gallery of historic photos), and the Mark Hopkins Hotel, with its iconic Top of... More 

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Edmonds, WA
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Because it’s there! The neighborhood remains a SF landmark, with high-end hotels and restaurants. While few sights remain of the hilltop’s original affluent residents, just stand in front of the James C. Flood Mansion, now home of the Pacific-Union Club, and you will be transported back to the golden age of SF. Nob Hill is accessible by cable car, and... More 

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

I know this area is famous, but it's not that exciting and I found little of interest to do there. Very SF.

Thank Alzor S
Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Very steep, it's best to reach it by cable car. The California line runs there. Like the name says expect top line hotels including the Fairmont, Grace Cathedral, upscale neighborhood. Nice area to take a stroll, downhill preferably.

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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great to walk around but be prepared for some physical exertion since Nob Hill really is hilly. Beautiful views especially on a nice day and lots of iconic San Francisco architecture.

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stayed on Nob Hill and walked up to the Cathedral which is beautiful. We use the cable cars to travel up and down the hill, which has beautiful views of the bay and the streets as you pass by!

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit for some of the best views of the city. Fantastic vistas looking down steep streets to all corners of the city. For the athletic, I would recommend tackling the steepest slopes in the city to wonder at the many details of how the buildings, roads and car parking have been modelled into the topography. A... More 

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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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