San Francisco cable car systemback
Do you know what we are talking about? The San Francisco cable car system is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. It is the last manual operated transport system in the world, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Only three of the original twenty-three lines established between 1873 and 1890 still work today as public transport for commuters and especially as a tourists’ attraction, with its 7 million “visitors-passengers” flow every year. Two of the historic San Francisco cable car routes are from Union Square to the popular tourist destination of Fisherman’s Wharf. Among the things to see in San Francisco, in Fisherman there are lots of places for your leisure: Wax Museum’s at Fisherman’s Wharf, the unusual Ripley’s Believe it or not Museum, San Francisco Maritime National Park and the well-know shopping center Pier 39. Speaking about Pier 39, it has been even more appreciated from visitors since it became the James Bond’s “A way to a kill” film set in 1985.
Several restaurants here are considered the best in town and serve the typical Dungeness crabs and tasty seafood dishes. If you go on travel in San Francisco you must take a stop here.
In your top things to do in San Francisco list there is what you might have always dreamt to do: crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, the orange icon of the city above the Bay. No tourist has ever gone back home without taking a shot from that amazing landscape view. Some of them also plan to visit the Alcatraz Island, located in San Francisco Bay. This small offshore territory was built in 1828 as military prison and fortification. Myths and legends are still hovering on the most famous prison in the world, “The Rocks”, as it was usually known long time ago. It is said that some prisoners could break out from this high-security prison that was also the home of Al Capone. There are tourists saying that they fell sniffles of cold winds and hear crying people during their visit…stranger things! Aren’t you curious? So you only need to choose our bus tours through San Francisco and start packing.