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Nob Hill

Nob Hill
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Type of Attraction
Neighborhoods, City Parks & Gardens
Interests That Apply
Architecture, History, Local Culture, Art, Fashion, Photography
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Notes: Accessibility varies by location in this neighborhood.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Lunch
Restrooms: Not Available
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Nob Hill

Swanky San Francisco Neighborhood

Off The Beaten Path Must See

California & Taylor
San Francisco, CA 94108


Swanky Nob Hill is one of San Francisco's more groomed, genteel districts. Historically, it was where the city's elite built their mansions to escape the more roguish Waterfront and Chinatown districts, then infamously known as the Barbary Coast. Nob Hill is now a wealthy residential district with plenty of unique and elegant shopping spots to pass the time. At the center you'll find Huntington Square, with its replica of Rome's Fountain of the Tortoises, its marble cherubs and dolphins lit with halogen in the evening. Nob Hill is home to the Fairmont and InterContinental, San Francisco's most famous hotels. Check out the Cable Car Museum, the independent Lumiere theater, or many of Nob Hill's chic bars and boutiques. From Nob hill, it is easy to get to Union Square, Chinatown, and the Tenderloin.

What you should know before visiting Nob Hill

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: This is a residential area, so it's best to visit during daylight hours.
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: Pay close attention to street signs to avoid fines!

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