San Francsco Day 2: Cable Cars, China Town, and Chocolate
So Much to See So Little Time
On Day 2 of our Epic California Road Trip We Continue to Explore San Francisco. In this article learn about some of the fantastic sites to be seen in just a few short hours.
San Francisco On Foot
San Francisco is a fascinating city to visit. Unfortunately, our road trip was so full with so much to see and do, we only had about twenty four hours there. In California Road Trippin: San Francisco Day 1, I shared our adventures on our first day in this grand city. We did all the usual tourist things on the Fisherman’s Wharf. It was breezy and cold during our visit, but the sun was shining and we enjoyed our short time there.
We were astonished to see swimmers in the water on this cold morning. Our southern bones couldn’t stand the thought of how cold that water must’ve been.
As I said previously, our time was limited, and there were many things we didn’t have time to enjoy. Throughout the entire eighteen day journey, it was obvious that each of our stops could be turned into extended weekends or an entire week’s vacation. We were just getting a sampling of all that the great state of California has to offer.
Hop Aboard a Cable Car
We knew if we did nothing else, we had to ride the Cable Cars! This was a decision we did not regret. We had a great deal of fun hopping on and off to explore San Francisco.
A Brief Stroll Throuh China Town
Visiting Union Square
By now we were hungry and our time was drawing to an end. We had a two hour drive ahead of us to our next destination and needed to get back to the hotel to head out of town.
Highlight Of Our Day
We decided to hop on the cable car back to the wharf. Unfortunately, we were passed by five times before getting on a cable car, but the wait proved to be worth it. This time, we had a great driver who let the children stand on the back while they peppered him with questions. As a homeschool mom, these types of encounters always make me smile! These are the memories and educational moments I hope for when I plan these type of grand journeys.
Lunch On The Water
Scenic Drive Out of Town
We finished our day by driving down Lombard Street and then, of course, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge before embarking on Highway 1 to Monterey, California. My youngest wanted to know if Lombard Street was real? Too cute!
For more information on visiting San Francisco with kids, check out San Francisco with Kids Travel guide by October Acres.
Here is some inspiration for other North American road trips.
Now, it’s off to Monterey Bay, California for another day of fun on the California coast.