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Nob Hill, San Francisco

Explore the elegant neighborhood of Nob Hill, boasting superb views and a location conveniently close to downtown San Francisco. A few charred stone walls around the area serve as a testament to its destruction during an earthquake and fires in 1906. Historically an upper-class quarter, it remains so today, boasting a striking cathedral and hotel rebuilt after the earthquake--plus one dizzyingly steep street. The sharp inclines throughout the neighborhood can be a challenge, but cable cars will help you along the way. After sightseeing, explore the many popular restaurants, clubs, and bars, or relax outside in the city parks. Add Nob Hill and other attractions to your San Francisco trip itinerary using our San Francisco itinerary builder site .
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  • September 23, 2017
    You can drive this way. or you can walk around it will be very tiring because of climbs. San Francisco is full of climbing up and down so be prepared.  more »
  • September 2, 2017
    The walk up was very steep and it was rather tiring. We saw some nice old historical houses, Grace Cathedral and the Fairmont hotel. You can see the view of downtown and skyscrapers and it was pretty.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Nice residential area, located on the highest Hill in the city. You can enjoy a breathtaking view. Is a residential and very quiet.
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From inexpensive hostels in quiet residential areas to high-end hotels near the city center, San Francisco has accommodations for every budget. Key consideration is what kind of neighborhood you want to stay in. You'll find luxury hotels in Union Square, which has prime shopping, is near theaters, and is on the cable car line. Many hotels are in the northeastern portion of the city, near the tourist-driven neighborhoods of Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf, both easily explored on foot. To get away from the tourist crowds, consider the smaller inns and family-run bed and breakfasts in some of the city's more charming neighborhoods, such as Noe Valley or Pacific Heights. There are also boutique hotels scattered around town. Avoid staying in the Tenderloin. If you plan to have a car with you, ask about parking availability and fees. Parking is often difficult and expensive.
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