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Walking Tour of Nob Hill
"Of all the many hills San Francisco is famous for few contain the special history and strange regard of the local population as the hill - Nob Hill at the top of downtown. Once home to governors lumber barons railroad tycoons and wealthy land speculators the hill at the top of California street played an integral part in the special history of what makes San Francisco special weird and unique.   Your walking history tour of this once uber-affluent neighborhood begins at front of the Fairmont Hotel with your choice of a morning or early afternoon departure. After meeting your guide and the rest of your small group
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Shore Excursion: Half-Day San Francisco Grand City Tour
"Discover the breathtaking metropolis of San Francisco with style and comfort aboard the newest luxury coaches. Within the quaint city boundaries San Francisco boasts as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Both trendy and historic within the 7 by 7 square miles be prepared to experience the City’s colorful mosaic of picturesque neighborhoods where you can be immersed with the beauty of those legendary postcard images recognizable throughout the world.Continuing on hold on tight as you journey up of the most famous hills that San Francisco rests atop which offer stunning city views. You are invited to allow our knowledgeable tour guides to escort you through a tale of charm and attractions with the history of San F Union Square Cliff House/Ocean Beach
From $59.00
 
Walking Tour of Nob Hill
"Of all the many hills San Francisco is famous for few contain the special history and strange regard of the local population as the hill - Nob Hill at the top of downtown. Once home to governors lumber barons railroad tycoons and wealthy land speculators the hill at the top of California street played an integral part in the special history of what makes San Francisco special weird and unique.   Your walking history tour of this once uber-affluent neighborhood begins at front of the Fairmont Hotel with your choice of a morning or early afternoon departure. After meeting your guide and the rest of your small group
From $30.00

Nob Hill Tips (17)

Huntington Park - Nob Hill.

Just in front of Grace Cathedral in Nob Hill stands Huntington Park. This was once the site of the mansion of Collis P. Huntington, who helped build the Central Pacific Railroad. The mansion was...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 27, 2016

Hang Around the Top of the Mark

spectacular views of the city that rivals my fave lounge in Mariott Marquis in SOMATop of the Mark is the place for spectacular brunches and they also serve light dinner besides being one of the best...
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machomikemd
Sep 06, 2014

Nob Hill

See my general tips for much more on Nob Hill.The Mark Hopkins Hotel was built in 1925 at the site of the mansion of Mark Hopkins, one of the 'Big Four' railroad tycoons. Like many other wooden...
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iandsmith
Aug 05, 2011

Best Free Thing #19: Hobnobbing on the Hill

You may not have the wherewithall to stay in them but you can get a look at some of Nob Hill's famous posh hotels for free. A walk down California street from Grace Cathedral will take you by 3 gilded...
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goodfish
Jun 14, 2010

Nob Hill (Snob Hill)

this is part two of my tips on SNOB Hill, again I am sort of biased since I find the Views in View Lounge Better than the Top of the Mark. Nob Hill, besides the home of San Francisco's Big Four...
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machomikemd
Aug 30, 2008

Good Views Around SF via Cable Car!

SNOB Hill ooops Nob Hill (sorry, since most people here are snooty rich types) due to it's reputation as a privileged only area in the gold rush and recent times. The area is home to Posh hotels like...
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machomikemd
Jul 31, 2008

Welcome to Snob Hill!!!

Nob Hill is an affluent district, home to many of the city's old money families. Sometimes it is sarcastically referred to as Snob Hill. Its also home to some of the most expensive hotels in the city...
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wilocrek
May 08, 2008

Nob Hill's Grace Cathedral

If there was a downside to our otherwise spectacular trip to San Francisco, it was when my camera battery died just as we were ready to tour GRACE CATHEDRAL. I was so disappointed!! Happily, located...
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VeronicaG
Aug 22, 2007

Posh neighbourhood

Nob Hill is one of the famous San Francisco hills, very close to the city centre and Union Square. The hill hosts a park surrounded by a bunch of top-class hotels with excellent views to the city and...
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nomadig
Mar 20, 2005

NOB HILL

Nob Hill - take in the temples of grandeur or sit on a bench in Huntington Park. Nob Hill is the old playground of railroad barons and high society, at the top of California Street, a short cable car...
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100ACRE
Oct 16, 2004

Interior of Grace Cathedral

On the interior of the church, there are a few interesting features. There is an interesting labyrinth near the rear of the church (and one outside) which symbolizes three stages of a holy life,...
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acemj
Jul 04, 2004

Hard work!

Ok, if you feel not enthusiast going up walking Nob hill , then think how people living or working everyday do and..cheer up, this is waht i thought thinking of going back to the flat flat...
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isolina_it
Sep 22, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Nob Hill

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Cable Car Museum

The inventor of the cable car, Andrew Hallidie came to the US in 1852 from England. He worked as a blacksmith and surveyor in the gold fields of California. At the age of 19, he designed and built...
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Chinatown

I've been to many cultural areas, but I would have to say this is a first for me to see. You go to some towns and they might have a historical building or two, but I was amazed how many beautiful...
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Grace Cathedral

Along the main walls are beautiful murals by Polish-born John De Rosen (1949-50) and Bolivian-born Antonio Sotomayor (1982-83). De Rosen’s unfinished series features world church and Anglo-Episcopal...
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Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption

In stark contrast to the traditional, old-world style of the nearby Grace Cathedral, the Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption is built in an ultra-modern style. The design, by Pietro Belluschi and...
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North Beach

Beach Blanket Babylon Musical Revue Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon was recommended to us by two friends independently. one currently living in San Francisco and the other had just returned from...
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Transamerica Pyramid Center

Located off Montgomery Street on ground level is the visitor center and gift store. It includes historical displays Chronicling the Pyramid from Conception to its Importance to the Skyline today,...
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Getting to Nob Hill

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Area surrouonding California Street at Taylor

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