Famous as one of San Francisco's signature neighborhoods, Nob Hill is renowned for its city landmarks and the opulent hotels that border Huntington Park. At the same time, this area is influenced by the diverse personalities of the downtown neighborhoods that surround it, creating a more surprising and intriguing neighborhood. Venture from Huntington Square and the scenery changes into Chinese temples and ethnic shops that spill over from Chinatown or the upscale boutiques leading to Union Square. The Polk Street boundary is lined with nightclubs and popular bars. Luxury hotels stand in the place of the area's original palaces, the glory of which is evident in historic buildings like the Fairmont Hotel and the Flood Mansion. The hill is dotted with vintage businesses and coffee shops, while lush cascades of bougainvillea grace stately apartment buildings that feature elaborate embellishments and wedding-cake trim.