NINE HOURS IN SAN FRANCISCO!
If you have more than five hours, try this:
Take BART to The Embarcadero. Visit the Ferry Building. With The Bay at your right, walk to Fisherman's Wharf. From Victorian Park, take a cable car to Lombard Street. Walk down Lombard Street to Columbus Avenue. Turn right to Stockton Street. If after business hours, turn left on Pacific Avenue and right on Grant Avenue to Post Street. If during business hours, stay on Stockton Street to go left on Washington Street and right on Grant Avenue to Post Street. Turn right to Union Square, left on Powell Street to return to BART to our airport.
………Bicycling/Walking map (showing the grades of our streets) and Municipal Railway maps
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Debark BART at Powell Street to take the Hyde Street cable car to Lombard Street. Do not cross the tracks to descend to turn right on Columbus Avenue where there's a lot of action 'til two o'clock. Then descend Grant Avenue through Chinatown.
It will be deserted except for garbage collection and perhaps deliveries, to California Street. Turn right to the top where, at your right, is the fabulous lobby of the Fairmont Hotel. Halls have many paintings and photographs. From there, go to Huntington Park then Grace Cathedral to walk the labyrinth. Return by going down Jones, Taylor, or Mason streets to Post Street. Turn left to Powell Street and right back to BART.
This is based on RamblinSal's post of 16 February 2010
Get a San Francisco Municipal Railway day pass.
………Debark BART at the Powell Street/Hallidie Plaza station.
………Take the Hyde Street Cable Car to Lombard Street. Turn left at the bottom of the winding street, then right on Jefferson to piers 39, Hyde Street, and Municipal going through Fisherman's Wharf, Victorian Park, Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park and other attractions in that North Beach neighborhood.
………With The Bay at your right, go to Fort Mason to take Laguna Street to Chestnut Street to board the Nineteenth Avenue bus (28) going to the right to the Golden Gate Bridge.
………Reboard going in the same direction to debark at Funston Avenue to enter Golden Gate Park via the Rose Garden.
………Go to the observation deck of the copper-clad deYoung Museum. Turn right to the Japanese Tea Garden. On exit, turn right to the corner then left toward Irving Street to get a streetcar going to the left.
………Debark at Civic Center/Eighth Street to visit City Hall, the War Memorial Building and OperaHouse with the Court of Memory 'tween them.
………It should now be time to return to BART at the Eighth Street/Civic Center Station to take a train going to the right back to The Airport.
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