Historically, Nob Hill was the site of the extravagant residences built by the 19th century tycoons. The 1906 earthquake and fire changed all that. Except for the James Flood Mansion, the fancy homes have been replaced by high-rise apartments. All the cable car lines converge on the hill. At the top are Grace Cathedral, Masonic Auditorium, Huntington Park and five-star hotels with spectacular views of the bay.
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Getting Around San Francisco
The best way to get around San Francisco is by walking, taxi and public transit. Parking can be expensive ($20-$40 depending on location). Street parking can be difficult to find and is often limited to two hours or less. San Francisco's MUNI operates trolleys, cable cars, and buses throughout the city. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) serves as a major artery of San Francisco as well as several surrounding cities.
Nearby Airports
  • San Francisco International Airport-SFO
  • Oakland International Airport-OAK
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport-SJC
Airport Taxis
  • From SFO-$37
  • From OAK-$50
  • From SJC-$145
Things to Do and See Near Nob Hill