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If you want to take public transit, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco is very convenient. San Francisco has two main systems for in-city travel: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a heavy rail system that serves the general Bay Area and is the fastest way to get to restaurants and shops in the hip Mission District. For other areas, take Muni (not exactly known for its punctuality), which has a system of streetcars, light rail and buses.
The Powell Street station, directly in front of the Five-Star hotel, is served by all light rail stops and most bus lines. For a unique and fun experience, hop a ride on Muni’s F-Market line. The route, which goes from Market Street to Fisherman’s Wharf, uses vintage streetcars. The city’s famous cable cars are more of a tourist attraction than a viable way to zip around town quickly, but if you’ve never been on one, pay the $6 to get on board.