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Top Things to do in Nob Hill

Enjoy a taste of the luxurious life with a day spent exploring the San Francisco neighborhood of Nob Hill. From delicious restaurants and eclectic shops to beautiful parks and notable landmarks, here are our top seven things to do in Nob Hill.

Visit the Grace Cathedral Episcopal Church

As one of San Francisco’s most iconic landmarks, the Grace Cathedral Episcopal Church is a prime example of Gothic European architecture and is the third-largest Episcopal cathedral in the nation.

Take the time to admire the church’s beautiful stained glass, towering cathedrals all of which were inspired by the Notre Dame and others. Inside visitors will see a wide nave, narrow piers, and noticeable gothic features. The cathedral is open most days from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM for visits.


Ride the cable cars

One of the more popular things to do in Nob Hill, and anywhere in San Francisco, is to ride the cable cars. The California Cable Car line that runs from the Financial District to the western edge of Nob Hill is a fun way to see the city and the neighborhood of Nob Hill.

With a convenient stop at our corner of the Golden Gate Hotel, a stay with us makes for a great way to explore all of the things to do in Nob Hill.


The Cable Car Museum

What better way to appreciate the history of the cable car than with a visit to The Cable Car Museum? Learn more about the historical impact the cable cars had on San Francisco and view old photographs of when the cars and lines were first built. Be sure to also watch as the actual cables turn, keeping the cars moving up the hilly streets of San Francisco.

Argonaut Bookstore

Known as an institution here in San Francisco, the Argonaut Bookstore is a specialized bookseller that only focuses on California history and the American West. Browse fine and rare books plus early printed books from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Established in 1941, Argonaut Bookstore is a great way to explore the history of California without having to step foot in a museum.

Evening cocktail at the Top of the Mark

Put on your fancy attire and head to the Top of the Mark for an evening cocktail and beautiful views of the city. Located on the top floor of The Mark Hopkins Hotel, the bar offers patrons with some of the best views in the city. Whether you are there for the drinks or the views, a stop at this famous San Francisco bar is a must when visiting Nob Hill.

Catch a live show at the Masonic

Maybe one of the most unique concert venues, the Masonic Theatre is an intimate concert hall that brings the love of music alive in a historical setting. This iconic landmark originally opened in 1958 and has since been hosting musical and other theatrical talents for locals and tourists alike.

Stay at Golden Gate Hotel

After your day of exploring all the things to do in Nob Hill, rest and relax with a stay at the Golden Gate Hotel. Ideally located in the heart of San Francisco, we are located up the hill from Union Square, between Nob Hill and Chinatown.

A stay at the Golden Gate Hotel puts you in the center of all the action but at an affordable price in the city. As a true San Francisco treat, a stay in one of our European-style rooms is a great way to enjoy your San Francisco vacation.


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