Blogger: Stephanie Lynch
We recently went on a roadtrip around the USA and have been bursting to tell you all about it! One of my favourite places was the beautiful city of San Francsico somewhere I’ve been meaning to visit since I was a child!
Of course we had to visit the infamous Fisherman’s Wharf! Initially we were planning on getting the cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf. There was a little bit of a que and we were offer a limo ride(for $5) so we decided to get the limo to fisherman’s wharf and we would get the cable car back up(hopefully skip the que!!). When do you get offered a limo ride in life? …it’s all part of the spur of the moment experience. We treated ourselves!!
It is one of the most scenic waterfront attractions of the world so we just had to explore it. A little history: The original Meigg’s Wharf was once the main port of entry to San Francisco and an extremely industrious place. Hardworking fishermen set out to make a living by catching fish and crab in small vessels at the wharf. It is the heritage of these early fishermen, which contributes to today’s color blending of the old and the new at Fisherman’s Wharf. It is, and always will be, the fishing fleet that gives Fisherman’s Wharf its authenticity and activity!
We were ready for our cable car back which runs a few blocks away from Fisherman’s Wharf(very near Hyde St. Pier). The San Francisco cable car system is the world’s last manually operated cable car system. Well, we learned our lesson getting the limo down(with was actually a short que)… there was a 2 hour wait to get the cable car back!! That’s what we get for getting a limo!! We decided to wait as you cant go to San Francisco and not go on this icon. So we waited… and waited and eventually got on. It was worth it to experience it… BUT we learned a few tips for you guys(You will thank us so much for this tip when you visit). The cable car actually takes people on along the way so DON’T que by fisherman’s wharf…. just simple walk up the hill slightly to the next stop and jump on… save yourself time!! Learn from our mistakes…. (Your welcome!!)
Hope you have as much fun as we did exploring Fisherman’s Wharf! x