Cable cars & streetcars

San Francisco cable cars

How To Ride SF Cable Cars & Trams

April 1, 2024

One of the first things that pops into most people’s minds when they hear the words “San Francisco” is an image of a cable car (the other one is the Golden Gate Bridge obviously). It’s considered an indelible element of the city and many visitors coming here already want to take a ride on one,…

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Nob Hill

Nob Hill: SF’s Posh Neighborhood

March 4, 2024

San Francisco is one of many cities around the world that claim to be built on seven hills (for some reason it’s always seven), going back all the way to ancient Athens and Rome. In our case the ‘The Seven Hills of San Francisco’ are Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Rincon Hill, Twin Peaks, Mount Davidson and Lone Mountain or Mount…

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Maya Angelou

How Maya Angelou Changed San Francisco

February 12, 2024

For Black History Month I want to highlight the positive influence of one of our most famous former inhabitants, Maya Angelou, and show how she left an indelible mark on San Francisco. Angelou was born in St Louis, Missouri, but while still young her family moved to Oakland, in the East Bay. Like a lot…

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the Castro

Castro: SF’s Naughty Neighborhood

September 30, 2022

The San Francisco neighborhood known as the Castro is one of the best-known in the city. It was a birthplace of the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the U.S. and was where Harvey Milk, the gay-rights activist and politician, began his political career. It’s also a very picturesque and historic part of the city, with some…

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North Beach: SF’s Nightlife Neighborhood

May 5, 2022

North Beach is one of San Francisco’s most storied and picturesque neighborhoods. It’s chiefly known nowadays for being our ‘Little Italy’ and most visitors want to see it while they’re in the city, to eat at one of the many great Italian restaurants and cafes that line its streets. It was also the West Coast…

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Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf SF: Cafe’s To Carousels

April 1, 2022

Almost everyone coming to San Francisco will visit Fisherman’s Wharf while here, it’s our Times Square or Hollywood Walk of Fame. And like them it can be underwhelming: a few too many tourist traps and well… tourists! Fear not though, a little knowledge goes a long way and you can have a stellar experience at…

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