Surrounded by water, brimming with energy and creativity, steeped in history, and located on the beautiful west coast of Northern California, San Francisco makes an excellent travel destination. Here are the top 10 things to see and do when in the bustling city of San Francisco. If you’re planning a lot of outings, make sure you check for discounts before you go to save some money on tourist activities.
1. Ride a Cable Car
San Francisco is known for its steep, hilly streets and is home to the world’s last manually operated cable cars. Of the 23 original lines, only 3 remain, so make sure you hop on a historic streetcar when you’re in town. Cable cars run roughly every 10 minutes, a single ride costs $6, and a day pass costs $14. Start off at the intersection of Powell and Market Street and ride the Powell/Hyde line to Lombard Street (called the world’s crookedest street), up a hill so high you can see the island of Alcatraz, all the way to the end near Ghirardelli Square where you can visit the famous chocolate store after which the square is named.