Muni is full of surprises. Some are bad, like the bus that just … never … materializes. But sometimes the surprises are fantastic: a bus ride that takes 15 minutes when you thought it would take 30, a driver who cracks a joke, or finding a new pocket of the city to explore.

We wanted to celebrate the latter by finding the best Muni routes for hitting the city’s sights.

Whether you’re a San Francisco tourist, a newcomer, or a true resident, these are the routes that give you the most bang for your 3 bucks. They hit the city’s popular landmarks and criss-cross the landscape. And they offer some of the best views in San Francisco, so sit back in that plastic seat, grab your camera, and enjoy.

Which Muni route is your favorite or underrated for seeing the city? Let us know in the comments.

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