“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
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 Except for the James Flood Mansion, the fancy homes have been replaced by high-rise apartments.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.