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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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  • Per its name, this neighborhood sits atop a hill that is very high. If you are in shape then walk-up the steep incline; for a bit of nostalgia then take a cable car. Regardless of your mode of transpo...  more »
  • The very steep hills of the Nob Hill area were beckoning from O'Farrell Street! I definitely had to walk there to experience the steep hills and streets that San Francisco is known for! After a brief ...  more »
  • One of the highest peaks of San Francisco, home to big luxury hotels, Grace Cathedral, the Masonic, and some splendid architecture, and now a statue of Tony Bennett! Nice park as well. Cable cars clim...  more »
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