The tram, also known as the ‘cable car’ appears to be one of the touristy must-dos in San Francisco. For USD 7 a ride, I must say it’s worth a one-way trip. You should consider taking the bus back.
If you asked me to describe my experience, I’d say it was a breeze. Literally, a breeze was permanently present, ruffling up our hair, as the tram shuttled down and up the San Francisco slopes with ease. I am not aware of the speed limit, but let’s just say it was pretty fast for a wooden car with a bunch of tourists standing on the ledge, snapping away at a piece of San Francisco.
The line at Market Street was long, it moved quickly. We got to the front of the queue in about 10 minutes. If you’d like to take pictures, suggest you stand and hold on to the railings instead.
The Travelling Squid’s Take
If you’re on a tight schedule and do not have the luxury of taking walks along the sloping streets of San Francisco, the tram ride gives you a brief but impressionable view of what San Francisco is like as a city. I found the Chinese hairdresser and supermarket we passed by to be especially charming. The tram ride aside, I urge you to take a walk along the streets of San Francisco. (Not all areas are safe, but it’s a charming city to be in.
We arrived at Fisherman’s Wharf
For a follow-up story on the Fisherman’s Wharf, stay tuned…