After spending most of our time walking through the city, my mom and I decided to take the infamous cable car for a ride. We were told that these cars are part of the world’s last manually operated cable car system, which originally started in 1873. It’s amazing that they’re still in use, and running pretty smoothly through the city. We rode back and forth on the California street line, which took us from the Financial District, to Nob Hill and back. When we finished our hilly cable car tour, we hopped onto one of the historic street cars that took us from the Ferry Building to Fisherman’s Wharf, and noticed that the car we climbed into was originally from our hometown of Washington, D.C.! My mom said she remembered seeing these on the streets when she was younger – how special.
We ended our day enjoying SF’s beer week at the California Academy of Science’s nightlife. There were several tasting booths set-up in the main hall where you could sample beers from breweries around the city, and get some free swag. We could even check out the exhibits with our drinks, and listen to live music downstairs! Such a fun night with my mom 🙂