At long last, the time for me to explore San Francisco had arrived! It was a challenge for me to go to San Francisco from Pleasant Hill as I don’t have a car, but heaven must be listening as a co-worker volunteered to give us a tour.
The tour started with a quick drive though the business district of San Francisco. Like any business districts, tall buildings line the streets but what I noticed is that sidewalks are consistently wide and clear, and bike lanes are everywhere.
The next stop is the turnaround point of cable cars at the Powell and Market streets. We were fortunate that the lines to the ticketing and the cable car isn’t that long when we arrived so we didn’t have to wait long. We took the Powell-Hyde line which terminates near Ghirardelli Square.
We then took a quick tour of Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s amazing how a cloudy sky drove away the tourists as there’s hardly any crowd anywhere!
And of course, we wouldn’t miss eating ice cream (despite the 12°c temperature) at Ghirardelli Square!
Next stop is Lombard Street, also known as the crookedest street in the world.
And finally, perhaps the highlight of this San Francisco trip, is the visit to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Several photos later and we were off to Sausalito for lunch.
Concluding the day’s itinerary would be Twin Peaks Summit.
Best day of my travel so far!
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