United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

San Francisco Transportation tips from Lombard Street!?

Jump to last reply

Hello,

We are staying at a hotel on Lombard Street while visiting San Francisco. We will have a car but have heard that there is a lot of traffic on Lombard Street and in San Francisco in general. Is the traffic really that bad? We will arrive on a Sunday evening (driving in from L.A. ending the first part of our trip), and will have full days on Monday – Friday, then leaving for airport on Saturday. Ideally we would like to drive if traffic will not consume our day and if parking is readily available in the city/ not too expensive. Or, is it better to use public transportation through San Francisco’s ‘MUNI’ transit system? Our thoughts are that if using MUNI, we would prefer using the rail/ subway/ metro option instead of the bus, since the bus will face the same traffic as we would in a car. However, their website seems to indicate that we would still need to use the bus for parts of our route. Any thoughts or tips (can we just walk to most places?) Areas we want to visit are: Golden Gate Bridge/ Marina Bay/ Union Square/ Pier 39/ and possibly Fisherman’s Wharf. Thank you in advance for any help and suggestions!

33 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 scenic route from Estes Park to Salt Lake City
  2. 2 Traveling from Vegas to Grand Canyon and Southern Utah
  3. 3 Restaurant recomendations in the east 54th Street area, please.
  4. 4 Connecticut Highway 1. Should we do it?
  5. 5 Traffic from Wine Country to SFO on weekday
  6. 6 Recommended Private Shuttle Service From JFK Airport to Long Island City
  7. 7 4 Days in Kauai what to see and do
  8. 8 final plans utah/arizona trip
  9. 9 Kid School Admission
  10. 10 SOS....Thunderstorms when we plan to visit NOLA
  11. 11 Trip Report Kauai - wow, just WOW!!!
  12. 12 NYC hotel/July
  13. 13 Boston to see Sargent works
  14. 14 Purchase of Florida Condo
  15. 15 Trip Report Southern Alabama trip report
  16. 16 Lake Tahoe - May Vacation Advice
  17. 17 Trip Report 2 Short Trips to NYC: Broadway, Opera, Tenements, Hotels, Cholesterol
  18. 18 New York City-New Things?
  19. 19 16 Days in Utah and Colorado with Our 2 Young Boys!
  20. 20 Trip Report Oom-pa-pa at the Y (our “camping” report) April 2015 St. Louis MO
  21. 21 Alaska Trip Planning
  22. 22 Calling card for land line phones in National Parks in the western states
  23. 23 Atlanta to LA
  24. 24 Don't let me miss any special spots, YNP & GTNP in July.
  25. 25 Navajo Trail in Bryce Canyon -- what to do when Wall Street closed??
View next 25 » Back to the top