Getting around in San Francisco can be daunting if you don't know your way around and a little intimidating in a car due to the traffic. We were advised by the hotel to get a 3 day unlimited use Metro Pass to use any of the city's public transportation. This turned out to be a grat idea and a great bargain. over the four days that we were there, we used the cable cars, street cars, and buses to see the city, and I mean we really got out there!
I think I love the Street Cars the most. They are antiques from all over the world and have been refurbished back into working order. The street car that impressed me the most was from Milan, Italy. All wood, beautifully restored, and well maintained.
Of course, who can resist the San Francisco Cable cars? These were great to ride and really gave you an opportunity to see city sites from an open air cable pulled cable car. It doesn't get much better than that.
The buses were also in good shape, well maintained, and we found everyone to be very friendly and helpful.
If you are going to San Francisco for a few days we definitely recommend that you get the Metro Pass to see the city.