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San Francisco/Nob Hill-Russian Hill

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updated listing Lombard Street
* <see name="Cable Car Museum" alt="" address="1201 Mason Street" directions="at Washington" phone="+1 415 474-1887" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Daily April-September: 10AM-6PM. Daily October-March: 10AM-5PM" price="Admission is free">Here you can see the mechanisms that drive San Francisco's famed cable cars, as well as plenty of cable car memorabilia and information on the history of the cable cars. </see>
* <see name="Lombard Street" alt="" address="between Hyde and Leavenworth" directions="" phone="" emailurl="" hours="" price="" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="" pricefax="">Do see the "crookedest street in the world", a one-block portion of Lombard Street that contains eight hairpin turns, created to reduce the hill's natural steep slope. The best time to see and photograph the winding street from the bottom (from Leavenworth St) is in the morning because Lombard Street runs east-west and slopes eastward. The best time to see and photograph the view from the top (from Hyde St) is in the afternoon. At night there are great views of Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower. The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill frequently fly over head in the morning.</see>
* <see name="Famous hotels" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Pretend you are a guest and not just a visitor, and have a look around the lobbies of some swanky San Francisco hotels. The Fairmont and Mark Hopkins have impressive lobbies that will leave you counting your pennies to see if you can afford a room. See below under the Sleep section for further info.</see>
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