Which of San Francisco’s neighborhoods is best for you depends on the nature of your trip. Fisherman’s Wharf will meet all the immediate needs of a fleeting visit, though Union Square is a more neutral and relaxed jumping-off point for tourists. Other neighborhoods each have their own personality so it’s worth putting in the research, but high-crime areas to avoid include Bayview, Hunter’s Point, Sunnydale, and Visitation Valley.
San Francisco has one of the world’s most unique public transport systems. As well as buses and trains, the city is mostly mobilized by its historic cable-car network. Although newer trams do operate, visitors may want to ride one of the older ones for the novelty. Be warned though, notable routes such as the F-Market & Wharves line tend to get very crowded!
The city is also very bike-friendly,with extensive bicycle lanes and even bike lockers!”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Helpful, Courteous Staff and Extraordinary breathtaking views.
The cruise was exceptional. The crew assisted by volunteering to take pictures at the perfect moments. My phone had died and they allowed me to charge it at the bar and then took photos on their phone and air dropped them to me at the end of the cruise. Wonderful photogenic experience. My only tip for improvement, it was hard for me to find the exact pier. Locals may know that Pier 39 is famous for the sea lions that hang out on the dock, but I was new to SanFran and didn’t know I was looking for actual living sea lions. I was standing by a statue of seals on the boardwalk and waited for 20 minutes before I realized the seal statue may not be what they had meant. I asked 3 people and called the company to find out where to be. Leave yourself plenty of time. Also, seals and sea lions are different animals, so please be more specific in describing that the boat leaves from the pier next to where the actual living sea lions sunbathing.
San Francisco Bay: Golden Gate Bridge Catamaran Cruise reviewed by Judith
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great, personalized tour of San Francisco
We had a great time on our tour with Mario. Even though our group was comprised of people who ran the gamut of newcomers to old hands in San Francisco, he showed us parts of the city that none of us had seen and given us great suggestions for things to do after the tour. His warm-hearted and smiling presence was a special bonus for the tour. Highly recommended!
San Francisco Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local reviewed by Donna
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alcatraz way cooler than expected, bus a great way to see the city!
Our bus commentator (not on every bus) was hilarious and informative. When we were on a bus without the live person, the recorded info was great to listen to as well. Doing the combo tour let us see Alcatraz when tickets were sold out everywhere! Alcatraz was also a welcome surprise. So much cooler than anticipated. We listened to the audio and hopped back on the boat. Took about 1 hour. We were cramming our days so didn’t have much more time to spend than that, but definitely worthwhile!
Alcatraz and Big Bus Premium 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off reviewed by Stephanie
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I definitely recommend this to family and friends.
We had a rough start, in the beginning, trying to figure out how to use the GoCar, but San Francisco’s drivers seemed rather patient with us as we were getting our bearings, so it felt very safe. The GPS guide was fun to follow too, and we learned a lot about San Francisco’s landmarks along the way. My advice would be to go for the all-day package and start in the morning so you can have all day to spend time at all the sights for as long as you want and at your own pace.
GPS Talking Tour Cars: San Francisco Full Day Tour reviewed by Kristoffer
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