First occupied by the elegant mansions of “The Big Four” San Francisco Railroad entrepreneurs, Nob Hill’s venerable affluence is evident in its luxury hotels and landmarks such as the stunning Grace Cathedral. Home to the first cable car line in the city, this neighborhood offers a step back in time while more modern attractions, such as Union Square, buzz only a few blocks away.
San Francisco’s rich history shines through this district with the iconic Cable Car Museum and vintage-style apartment buildings that have housed famous SF residents such as columnist Herb Caen. Huntington Park offers a green respite within the neighborhood and complements its walkability and family appeal.
The Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar located within the Fairmont Hotel display the essence of Nob Hill’s old-world extravagance. The Top of the Mark bar at the peak of the hill offers an unbeatable view of the city, and other foodie attractions such Nob Hill Cafe, Bourbon and Branch, and the Big 4 Restaurant establish it as a dining mecca for all tastes at all times of day. With grocery stores such as Trader Joes and Le Beau nearby, Nob Hill accommodates all lifestyles and livelihoods in an eclectic fusion of new and old SF.