The Silvercar San Francisco location is off-site from San Francisco International Airport. There’s something about the City by the Bay, located on a peninsula and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. The hilly metropolis attracts everyone from those in the technology/startup world to flower children who still gather at Golden Gate Park’s Hippie Hill.
The city can feel almost dreamlike at times thanks to the cloud of fog that envelops the city in the mornings and evenings. Then there’s the majesty of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge stretching over the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, with more bridges spanning the distance. Fair toll tracking means you don’t have to worry about excess fees when going over the bridges, which are tolled in certain directions.
Listen for the bells on the charming cable cars that traverse downtown, and look for the colorful Victorian houses, most notably the Painted Ladies, made famous from the opening credits of Full House. In the bay, sunbathing sea lions greet you as Alcatraz sits off in the distance. The city is also home to the most crooked street in the world. Lombard Street is famed for the one-way stretch that has eight hairpin turns within one block. The speed limit is 5mph for a reason, and pedestrians are sometimes able to make their way down the hill faster than a car.
Beyond the iconic Dragon’s Gate, the city’s Chinatown offers authentic dim sum and other fare and souvenir shops, where buyers may haggle about the cost of the trinkets. Just blocks away, Little Italy also offers traditional Italian dishes – no need to change continents to experience a whole new cuisine.
Use the free GPS on your Audi rental car to chart a day trip north to see Muir Woods or go a little further to see the famed sequoia trees. No matter what you fancy, San Francisco is an eclectic city offering a different experience for every lifestyle.