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Get Around in San Francisco
19th February 2007
Author: Amjath Ambi

San Francisco is one of the biggest cities in U.S., in spite of occupying an area only 7 miles square. This small area actually makes it easy for travelers to get around the city rather quickly, and in a number of other ways. The well-known cable cars, streetcars, boat-ride and even walking are few of the ways to get around San Francisco.

The most renowned method of moving around San Francisco is of course, the cable cars. The cable car system is been operating ever since 1872, and the current cars are the nation’s only moving significant landmark. Three lines wind their way by the central area of San Francisco at a stable 9.5 miles per hour. Two lines would take passengers to various parts of Fisherman’s Wharf, a well-known shopping and banquet area. Visitors would desire to catch these two at their destination point at Market and Powell streets.

If you try to catch them in the center of your routes, the cars are normally full and they would not stop it for you. If you desire to ride on cable cars, you need to choose this one which is less crowded and easier to have a seat. A shuttle tour to San Francisco simply isn’t complete until you’ve jumped on a cable car. The cable cars are not only a momentous way to get around town, however.

Motorized transportation is not the only way to move around San Francisco. With the city’s compact size, walking could be another tempting way to get from one neighborhood to another. San Francisco is overloaded with friendly areas but it is as well a big city – you need to be aware of your surroundings. Streets that regularly go straight up and down hills might make driving difficult, but you would make a wonderful view (with good workout) for the pedestrian. There are many staircase walks spotted all through the city, at blocks that are too sheer for a roadway.

Some places in San Francisco area are not obtainable by either street or subway. Places such as Alcatraz and Angle Island are only obtainable by boat. There are seven various ferry and sightseeing companies, which serve the San Francisco Bay. Many of these stop at maybe Pier 41 or the Ferry Building. You need to be certain to bring a coat on any of the bay cruises, as it could get windy and cold rather fast, and particularly if the fog rolls in.

However you prefer moving around the city, it depends on where and when you desire to go. Most forms of transport offer good worth, so you could feed sure about mixing and matching according to your needs. San Francisco is a gorgeous city and with the loads of public transportation, you should not miss any of the spot.

Amjath is a great tourist guide of San Francisco and is also a good copywriter who has worked for many sites describing many hotspots of San Francisco. For Further details on San Francisco toursculture and life please visit http://www.sanfranshuttletours.comor contact Amjath through mail: