What do San Diego and Memphis have in common? I’ll give you 3 guesses. Um, never mind, I think my post title was a dead giveaway.
San Diego’s trolley cars are red and can accommodate hundreds of passengers per trip. There are 3 lines: Green, Orange, Blue, and each runs through the lower half of San Diego. (Its most northern location is Old Town, which borders Interstate 8). A ticket must be purchased before boarding or run the risk of being fined by one of the trolley “cops”. Last I heard, getting caught without a ticket or bus pass was $200+.
Here’s the fire engine red San Diego Trolley (the trolley car on the right anyway, LOL):
The trolley here in Memphis costs $1 to ride and you pay once you step aboard. I think it’s fair to say that majority of tourists use the trolley system to get around downtown, and ultimately end up on Beale Street.
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There are 3 lines: Riverfront Loop (has the same route as Main Street’s plus it loops around for a view of the Pyramid, Mississippi River, and gorgeous homes); Main Street (travels back and forth on Main Street); and Madison/Medical Center (takes you from the historic Madison hotel further into town, away from my beloved water). The trolley car colors I’ve seen are mainly pastel, like yellow, light purple, light blue. And if you must know, the Riverfront Loop route is my fave of all.
You’re about to see the views while you’re on the Riverfront Loop trolley. If you’re the sightseeing-type, you’ll want to stay on a couple of rounds on sunny days. One small formality though, excuse the blurriness (I did mention that I was riding on the trolley, right?).
I looooove the color of this house
Arcade Restaurant, Memphis’ oldest restaurant
Elvis dined there too!