On our last week in Northern California, we spent an entire day running around San Francisco livin’ the life of a tourist! After we finished up the Chinatown walking tour in the morning and stuffing our faces at R & G Lounge for lunch, we drove down closer the Pier that we would be leaving from later that night for another tour. We parked at the Central Parking System lot which was $20 for the day, and then walked to the nearest Cable Car turnaround location. It was so neat watching them turn the direction of the cable car!
Cable Car’s cost $5 per person each way, or $13 for a day pass. We just wanted to experience it, so we rode the car to the Cable Car Museum.
The museum is located in the historic Washington/Mason cable car barn. The first thing you see when you walk in are the massive engines and cranking wheels that pull the cables to the 3 operating cars. Super cool!
The museum was pretty neat. They had a couple of old cars on displays and lots of models and pictures and historical information. It was definitely a lot of fun…and free!
The museum was definitely very interesting! Once we finished up, we caught another cable car and went down to Union Square, and then took a cab to Ghirardelli Square.
We got a couple of sundaes for an afternoon snack to hold us over until dinner! Yum!
The picture is a bit ridiculous! But I blinked on the previous 3, so this awesome picture was the only way I could keep my eyes open! Check out these huge vats-o-chocolaty-goodness!!!
After our snack we headed back to the pier to catch our boat to Alcatraz. It was an awesome day that got even better as the night progressed! Stay tuned for the finale…
Oh, and check out this picture I took of some houses in San Francisco. I do love the architecture in San Fran!