• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Admire the glitz and glam of San Francisco’s Nob Hill on a 2-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll see Grace Cathedral, one of the city's largest places of worship, as well as the regal architecture of the Mark Hopkins and the Fairmont Hotel. As you pass the iconic cable cars, extravagant mansions and hilltop views of the bay, your guide will provide stories about the area’s history and former residents. Upgrade your ticket to include lunch at the Nob Hill Cafe after your walking tour.


  • Walking tour of Nob Hill, one of San Francisco’s most affluent neighborhoods
  • See Nob Hill’s most iconic landmarks including the Fairmont Hotel, Mark Hopkins Hotel and Grace Cathedral
  • Admire exclusive hotels, posh mansions, majestic churches, serene parks and views of San Francisco Bay
  • Hear entertaining stories about the area’s history, culture and architecture from your guide
  • Make your afternoon complete with lunch at Nob Hill Cafe

What You Can Expect

Nob Hill Walking Tour in San Francisco with Optional Lunch

View of San Francisco and Coit Tower from Nob Hill

Meet your guide at the San Francisco Cable Car Museum, where your walking tour will begin. As you go, you’ll learn about how the name Nob Hill originally came to this affluent San Francisco neighborhood, as well as how silver, gold and the Central Pacific Railroad first brought money to the area in the 19th century.

Continue to the corner of Powell and California Street, where you’ll see the grand structures of the Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Fairmont Hotel, the Huntington Hotel and the Stanford Court. Hear about the utter destruction that occurred during the 1906 earthquake, and how Nob Hill was eventually restored to feature the most exclusive hotels in the city.

Your guide will continue with stories about the tycoons, pioneers and aristocrats that helped define the neighborhood as you walk. Trace your steps along the outdoor labyrinth at the famous Grace Cathedral, and pass the Masonic Temple, the grand Brockleback Apartments and the Ritz Carlton. You'll also stop to admire the Pacific Union Club, the former James Clair Flood Mansion, and Huntington Park.

After taking in the views, architecture and rich culture of one of San Francisco’s most prominent communities, your walking tour will conclude. To upgrade your ticket, enjoy lunch at the Nob Hill Cafe following the tour.

Customer Reviews

Wendy C

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2015

Went to the Cable Car Museum, as instructed, actually an hour early, waited 30 minutes after the tour was supposed to start, and nobody showed. Called the number provided for the local contact and only got a mailbox. Left a message, and NO call back

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