Today is my first day here and I've seen Union Sq, and taken trams down to Ferry Building (at the end of Market St), plus cable car from around Beach St to Powell, and roamed around Financial District.
1) why are restaurants around Financial District closed, on Sundays?
Next, how to we go about visiting Golden Gate bridge? Is there some bus across it (thinking of one way foot, the other bus or so) and is it covered by MUNI (we have a week MUNI passports).
Thanks, Htmb! Would ask, but there's usually a long queue at the front desk (seems to be veru busy).
Also, I've heard that Tenderloin isn't very safe at night- all these areas are very close to that (such as Union Sq, Market St)- any problems in using the metro at 9-10pm and 5am? To the CalTrain depot.
Thanks anyways- good you had a car because I at least am rather disappointed with the public transport here- at least on Sunday. Low frequency of buses is actually surprising. And I'm talking Financial District and Nob Hill.
I am the typical San Francisco tourist and basically have only been to the restaurants around Fishermans's Wharf -- which are not bad, by the way, but I assume that they are now disastrously overpriced.
It's funny now to think that I drove all over the San Francisco Bay area the last three times I visited. I wouldn't dream of driving there now! And that was probably the first large city that I explored on my own when at the age of fifteen I talked my mother into letting me take off for the day by myself.
I went to a restaurant at Pier 39 the other day- not especially overpriced and it had great food. It was a Mexican place called Mangoes.
Thanks Htmb, loving the city, but the city's unattractive traits are hard to miss unfortunately. Lots of homelessness, the mentally ill on the streets and I am not exploring that much because of the supposedly bad neighbourhoods everywhere.
Still, love the skyline, view points, the bay area, Alcatraz was amazing.
the city's unattractive traits are hard to miss unfortunately. Lots of homelessness, the mentally ill on the streets and I am not exploring that much because of the supposedly bad neighbourhoods everywhere.
San Francisco seemed to me the city with the most "street bums" of any that I have seen in the United States, and it's true that there are some extremely central bad neighbourhoods (same thing in Los Angeles), which is always surprising when they are only a block away from glittering modern parts of the city.