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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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3-Day California Coast Tour: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Carmel

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Want to discover the best of the West Coast over three memorable days? This unique tour by van or motorcoach will take you from Los Angeles to the must-see ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $462.99

PIER 39 Attraction Pass

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 21 Reviews

Your all-in-one PIER 39 Attraction Pass includes admission to Aquarium of the Bay, Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze, 7D Experience, a one-hour San Francisco Bay ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $108.95

Nob Hill Walking Tour in San Francisco with Optional Lunch

For more than a century, San Francisco’s Nob Hill has been associated with the upper crust, the ‘beau monde.’ Take a guided walking tour to admire the ...  Read more

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

From USD $40.00

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