If you’ve never walked around Nob Hill in San Francisco, you’re missing an authentic slice of our cool grey city of love. There are many reasons this delightful neighborhood was the original preferred destination of the West’s wealthiest citizens. It has big views, fantastic architecture and plenty of charming attractions. Catch a cable car up from Union Square one afternoon and give yourself a few hours to explore. You won’t be disappointed.
- Look at the city from any Nob Hill vantage point on a foggy night and you’ll know you’re in the real San Francisco
- Skip Uber and take a Cable Car up, down or across the hill
- Enjoy the fake rain, paper umbrellas, pupu’s and Mai Tai’s at an original U. S. Tiki destination – the Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar
- Ask the doorman at 1201 California to give you a gander at the lobby of this classic Deco high-rise made famous by Dashiell Hammett in The Maltese Falcon.
- Walk one or both of the labyrinths at Grace Cathedral
- Do dinner and drinks “old school” style in the cushy quiet of The Big Four
- Catch a concert at The Masonic Auditorium.
- Walk north on Jones Street from Sutter to California and find out what your legs are really made of (but don’t try to drive your beer truck down Jones.)
- Check out the Flood Fountain, then sit in the sun at beautiful Huntington Park.