[Updated January 2019]
San Francisco is known for its many tech companies, landmarks and its mix of the old and new. There is a lot to see, eat and do, but a lot can be done in less than a week!
I loved riding the San Francisco Cable Cars. Two of the lines, Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde, run north/south which is a fun way to see the city. I prefer the southbound route because it goes downhill, giving you a great view.
There are a few ways to get your ticket:
1. Cash: If you need to buy your ticket when you board, make sure to bring cash ($7 USD at the time of writing).
Tip: Make sure to get to the terminal stop early so you can choose your seat. You can sit outward-facing or stand. Don’t forget to hold on tight.
If you don’t have time to ride the cable car, you can still see them at their turnaround at the end of the line on turntables that are manually operated. The one at Powell St. and Market St. is a popular spot.
The Cable Car Museum is a small and free museum that explains the history and shows how the cable system works.
Kin Khao Thai Eatery
Kin Khao Thai Eatery
55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
San Francisco Bay Ferry
On a nice day, take the San Francisco Bay Ferry to Sausalito.
The Sutro Baths was a large saltwater swimming pool that was open to the public. Unfortunately, it burnt down in the 1960s but the ruins are still worth visiting. It was cloudy and gray when I went but the site looks very different when the sun is out.
Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Bridge
The sunsets in L.A. really are as amazing as the photos. While it has all the characteristics of a big city (the traffic, food, arts, nightlife), it also has the beach, a nice respite.
Where to Eat
Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles
317 S. Broadway, Stall D-1
700 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
A beautiful place for brunch with a bakery attached.
Pink’s Hot Dogs
709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles
What to do
Hike up Runyon Canyon to see the city
2000 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles
Visit LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
What to See