Published in AFAR (February 2016).
Forget the touristy red hop on/hop off bus.When in San Francisco, do as the locals do: Ride the 22 Fillmore line of the MUNI bus system, which passes through many of the city’s most culturally diverse corridors for shopping, eating, nightlife, and people-watching. Just pay $2.25 the first time you ride, take a transfer slip, and get on and off as many times as you want within 90 minutes. Here, five not-to-miss stops you’ll pass when you ride end-to-end. Spend all day at one or hit them all in order, just make sure to bring some extra change—we have a feeling you’ll want your stay to linger longer than an hour and a half.