Lower Nob Hill in San Francisco is a mix of both old and new construction. Many historic buildings dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s dot the landscape, but it is also home to the first high-rise condominium in California. For dog walkers, the area is ideal as the walk-friendly nature of this community makes their job just a bit more enjoyable.
There are many things to see in this neighborhood from vintage shops to cocktail lounges. Your furry companion is not forgotten either with places for treats, a new hairdo, and a stop at the veterinarian for a checkup. This is one of the best places to do a bit of window shopping.
Weather in San Francisco is very temperate with average high temperatures never getting out of the 60s. The area does get a fair amount of rain, but with only 68 rainy days a year, that still leaves plenty for walking!
San Francisco is famous for its hills and Lower Nob Hill is no exception. It is, in fact, one of the original seven hills of San Francisco. Elevations here go as high as 376 feet and run mostly in one direction toward the peak of the hill. Walking is geared to both beginners and more advanced walkers looking for more of a challenge. Most areas give you a choice between gentler elevations and more challenging hills. With a bit of planning, you can make your walk as easy or difficult as you want.
The area is urban, sits right outside of downtown, and most pups are lucky to find a tree they want to explore. Fortunately, despite having to walk on concrete, the sidewalks are in good repair and offer plenty of space. With so many cool sights along the way, you might not even miss the lack of grass.
Lower Nob Hill might be in the midst of a distinctly urban area, but there are still a number of parks available. The neighborhood is small, so you won’t find any greenways within the bounds of the community, but just within walking distance is plenty of places where your pup can get their fix of green grass.
On the northeastern boundary is Huntington Park which offers grass, trees, a fountain, and benches to sit on for a quick break. On the southwest border is Sergeant John Macaulay Park which is more of a playground than a park, but is still a nice place to escape the summer heat.
Tenderloin Children’s Playground and Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park are a bit more of a walk to the south but also offer some nice amenities. Finally, to the west is Lafayette Park. You will have to walk a bit farther, but your furry companion will deeply appreciate access to the off-leash area.