Jonathan and I went to Berkeley on Saturday. We attended a meditation class at the Nyingma Institute and afterward rode Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) into San Francisco. A security officer walked us through reading the schedule, calculating the fare, buying our round-trip pass and going through the gate. The trains rush through every few minutes.
The Richmond to Daly City route took us to San Francisco. We disembarked near the Embarcadero and walked around SF for awhile. BART trains are noisy, metal-on-metal, and the air pressure changes in the cars when we plunge beneath the bay. But we were spared the aggravated stress of crossing the Bay Bridge by car and then aimlessly trying to park. I think mass transit will be the way to go when we spend time in the Bay Area.