Don’t get fooled into thinking San Francisco’s best gems and attractions are the city’s tourist attractions. Unless you want to deal with long lines and overpriced souvenirs, go right on ahead and spend the majority of your vacation in Union Square. But if you’re really ready to experience the ‘City By the Bay’ like a local, here are 15 things you shouldn’t do during your visit.
1. Don’t Hop on a Cable Car to Powell Street
You’ll be swamped by fellow tourists who think the only way to get up Powell Street hill is to wait in the excessively long line at Powell and Market. But there are ways around this. You can make your way to the location much faster if you hop on a cable car and stop at a location near the route, like the California Street line.