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  • Address: Nob Hill
One of San Francisco’s original “Seven Hills,” Nob Hill gets its name from old gold-rush times when, as the bawdy waterfront offered no escape for the wealthy, the wealthy looked to build their homes on higher ground. The “nob” of Nob Hill actually is a contraction of an old Hindu word meaning, roughly, someone who has made his fortune. Today, Nob Hill is still home to some of San Francisco’s towering mansions and luxury hotels, but it’s historic feel and the eclectic neighborhoods that surround it give the area, for lack of a better phrase, a distinctly San Francisco feel.

While visiting, consider seeing some of the areas historic roots like the Huntington Hotel, the Fairmont Hotel, and Flood Mansion, all of which share in the vintage feel instilled by the old barber shops and cocktail lounges that line the streets. Popular sites of the neighborhood include the Cable Car Museum, the Grace Cathedral Episcopal Church and the Lumiere Theatre, while simply walking around the area is charming in itself.

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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 210 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $30.00

Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 or 3 days

From USD $141.00
From USD $462.99

City Sightseeing San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 46 Reviews

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $33.00

Nob Hill Walking Tour in San Francisco with Optional Lunch

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1.5 or 2.5-hours

From USD $40.00

Vampire Tour of San Francisco

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes

From USD $25.00

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