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Nob Hill, San Francisco

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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. Use our San Francisco travel itinerary maker to add Nob Hill and other attractions to your San Francisco vacation plans.
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  • Although in america there is no real nobility, however, the tycoons. On this Hill, the highest in the city, in the mid nineteenth century the magnates of the railroads were building villas to live above Miasms that came from the lower town. The villas can no longer see, but Hill has kept her style snob with beautiful homes. You reach well with cable car line that runs through California St. and there stands the Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco.
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  • On Nob Hill, there are a slew of impressive buildings such as the Fairmont Hotel, the Mark Hopkins hotel and the Grace Cathedral. Also you have a great view of the city from there up.
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  • 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 Franci...  more »