Of sparkling coasts and painted ladies, of colorful neighborhoods and rousing streets, about a Golden Gate and The Rock, of the chill of summer fog sweeping in, San Francisco calls to us like no other city could. There are many wonderful ways to discover the city’s genteel charms—but the best way is a quaint way of getting around: via the city’s iconic cable cars and trolleys.
Hop on the city’s historic line F streetcar, which runs from Fisherman’s Wharf along the waterfront of the Embarcadero to the ferry building at the foot of Market St then up towards the Castro. Or catch a cable car for spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the sea lions basking in the sun at Pier 39. Famous attractions along the way include: the Palace of Fine Arts, The Exploratorium, Fort Point, The Presidio, Japan Town, and North Beach. Continue your city exploration with a delightful cruise on the San Francisco Bay. The city after dark is a perfect time to go to Chinatown, for some gastronomic indulgence.