When I say urban hiking I’m not being an ass – all the photos below were taken by me today, simply standing on a street corner or hanging out in a park.
I had a beer at the Hydeout and a lamb burger at Nob Hill Grille – both great spots. I can’t spill the beans on them yet, though – you’ll be able to read all about the day in my feature stories for GoNOMAD and famtripper.com.
If you are going to San Francisco in the near future – aka before the articles come out – shoot me an e-mail and I’ll give you the details. This is a fabulous way to see the city – every block provides a different breathtaking view (and you can always drive up the hill and park closer to the top if all the walking doesn’t agree with you).
The good: They look nice and add tons of character to the city streets. I’ve never done it, but Grace said it’s pretty fun to ride – hanging off the side on warm afternoons.
The problems: It’s six dollars to ride and stops in the middle of intersections to pick up passengers, holding up traffic in all directions and driving locals crazy.
I feel like I have to ride one, though. Maybe down the hill – a roller coaster with a view, if you will.
Again, these were all taken from street corners or city parks: