This was one of my work trips so my excursions were limited to what I could do after work.
One of the main highlights of the trip was the San Francisco Cable Car System. There are three different cable car routes to choose from: Powell/Hyde, Powell/Mason, and California/Van Ness. Due to the time I had available I reviewed a few website and found that the Powel/Hyde route was the most attractive.
The Powell/Hyde line begins at Powell & Market and ends at Fisherman’s Wharf. I strongly suggest that you skip the line at Powell & Market and get right on one block north. All of the stops are marked by a brown “Cable Car Stop” sign. Along this route you get to see a few spectacular San Francisco sights: an unobstructed view of San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island, the Buena Vista Cafe (where the Irish Coffee was born, allegedly),the Cable Car Museum, the San Francisco Maritime Museum, and the Hyde Street Pier.
I’m not as good as my husband at the creative writing, here are some left over notes I have from my trip:
- The San Francisco Cable Care Museum was quite interesting. You see all of the inner workings of how the cable cars move through the city.
- One Irish Coffee at the Buena Vista Cafe, down near the Fisherman’s Wharf, will run you $10.
- John’s Grill in downtown San Fran was good, not great.