10 Great Things to Do in San Francisco


At 7 miles across, San Francisco isn’t a large city. In the space that it does have, though, it is jam-packed with monuments, parks and entertainment in greater concentration than practically anywhere else. If you’re in the city, here are ideas for 10 great things to do.

1. Use the cable car system to look around the city

San Francisco has three cable car lines along its sloping streets. While the system started out more than a century ago as a commuter transit system, it is mostly used by tourists today. The city’s cable cars are tram-like cars that are pulled along by cables under the street. They don’t run on streetcar technology. San Francisco has separate streetcar lines that run on the Embarcadero and on Market Street. Any one of these lines can give you a romantic ride around the city.