Nob Hill Vacations

Nob Hill is part of San Francisco, a world-famous city that boasts a population of 800,000 proud residents. The central business of San Francisco is just 1 mile (2 kilometers) away and San Francisco International Airport is located 12 miles (19 kilometers) to the south of Nob Hill.

Chinatown, San Francisco and North Beach, are other places in the area which are also worth touring.

Take the opportunity to see the San Francisco’s city center and include a sightseeing trip to Pier 39 and Lombard Street.

Nob Hill offers some interesting museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that make great places to visit. Discover the various museums and galleries of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Musee Mecanique and the California Historical Society. Enjoy seeing local and touring talent performing live at Orpheum Theater, Teatro ZinZanni and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Often talked about art galleries, include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Cartoon Art Museum.

Hang out with the kids at the San Francisco Zen Center, the Ride the Ducks San Francisco and the Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center. Stop by the Aquarium of the Bay, and learn about some of the most interesting creatures in the world.

There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Immerse yourself in nature and see the locals at their relaxed best at local green spaces that are sure to delight such as Pioneer Park, Aquatic Park and Allyne Park. Hit the trail and explore the well-used nature preserves for which this area is so renowned, such as the TransAmerica Redwood Forest.

While you are in and around Nob Hill, stop by Coit Tower, Grace Cathedral and the Full House House. Learn more about the events of the past by exploring some heritage sites, such as Fort Mason and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Admire some of the sacred places such as the St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Saints Peter and Paul Church and the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church. Relax in the calm atmosphere and get a deeper understanding of the religious history of the area.

If you love to shop, visit the many stores of Ghirardelli Square, Embarcadero Center and Crocker Galleria.

Those who are traveling without kids will enjoy an hour or two at Winery Collective.

See local favorites, the San Francisco Giants take on the competition on their home ground, the nearby AT&T Park. If there is no game on, you can still visit AT&T Park for a a fascinating behind the scenes tour.

At the end of a long day enjoying the charms of Nob Hill, recharge your batteries at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. For a good night’s sleep it’s hard to go past the Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square, the Hotel Nikko San Francisco, and the Westin San Francisco Market Street.

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