The affluent Nob Hill area has been home to upper-class families since the late 19th century. The iconic Grace Cathedral and posh hotels and restaurants here were built were mansions once stood, destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire.
Public Transit: Muni lines 1, 19 and 27 cross through Nob Hill. Visit 511.org to plan your trip.
Cable car: Hop on a historic cable car. Nob Hill is accessible by cable car from both the Embarcadero or Fisherman’s Wharf areas.
- Dine at OSSO STEAKHOUSE for the best steak around.
The cable car museum: A large collection of mechanical displays, historic photographs and a viewing area of the engines and winding wheels that pull the cables. Housed in the historic Washinton/Mason cable car barn and powerhouse. Admission is free.
Grace Cathedral: Gothic style Episcopal cathedral famous for mosaic painting, stained glass windows, and meditative labyrinths.
James C. Flood Mansion: The first brownstone building west of the Mississippi. One of the only buildings to structurally survive the 1906 earthquake and fire.
Nearby Points of Interest
Union Square: This outdoor plaza offers hours of shopping, dining, and more! Visitors can sit down in Union Square for people watching, or can skip into one of the stores along the way.
Crooked Street/Lombard Street is on the cable car route from Nob Hill to Fisherman’s Wharf. This world-famous street is a must-see for every visitor! From the Crooked Street, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 are only a short bus ride away.
Chinatown: Chinatown is one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions! Drawing more visitors yearly than the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown offers fascinating novelty items, cheap and delicious Chinese food, and a variety of cultural attractions that illustrate the uniqueness of San Francisco’s Chinese community.