Explore San Francisco's posh, historic Nob Hill neighborhood on this walking tour of the city’s "Jewel in the Crown." See majestic Grace Cathedral and the elegant Huntington Hotel, and listen to your guide’s stories about private and public scandals.
What to Expect
Discover the treasures of historical Nob Hill on a 2-hour guided walking tour. San Francisco’s Nob Hill has long been associated with the wealthiest of the wealthy.
Its name refers to its earliest settlers. Nob is actually a contraction of the Hindu word nabob, which refers to a westerner who made a large fortune in India or another eastern country.
Sights that you’ll see and hear about on your tour include the magnificent Grace Cathedral and the lovely Huntington Park. Also included are the spectacular Mark Hopkins Hotel, home of the legendary Top of the Mark, and the Stanford Court Hotel, former site of the mansion of Leland Stanford.
Admire the stately Fairmont Hotel, home to the famous Tonga Room and Venetian Room, and the elegant Huntington Hotel, home of the Big 4 Restaurant and the Nob Hill Spa.
See the Pacific Union Club, once the home of silver baron James Clair Flood.
Stories abound! Your guide will tell you about the building of the transcontinental railroad and the city’s first cable car. You’ll also hear about the devastation caused by the earthquake and fire of 1906.
You’ll be amazed by the personal and public scandals and blatant corruption of the wealthiest of the wealthy. Hear about the great diamond hoax!
This is an easy walk from the Cable Car Museum. There will be plenty of time to take photos, and you’ll want to, as the views of the bay are fantastic.