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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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  • We passed almost daily though here, either by Hop on bus or driving, and although very hilly and upsetting my stomach I would say it was well worth it in understanding SF. This is surely the epicentre...  more »
  • Another of the districts recommended to meet in the city, where we saw hotels imposing as the Fairmont and Ritz Carlton and the Grace Cathedral, opposite the Huntington Park. Elegant, tidy, good level, with streets that rise and fall a sharp, making it a little difficult to walk them. Very close to other interesting areas such as Chinatown, financial district and Fisherman completo Warf which gave us good results and combine it in a pleasant walk.
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  • You can get there with the Cable car also because there are some nice climbs. Is an upscale neighborhood with old houses very elegant and from here you can enjoy a spectacular Vista over the city and the Bay.
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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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