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Cable Cars

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Address: San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: +1 415-673-6864
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Since 1873, cable cars have run up and down the hilly city, though after...

Since 1873, cable cars have run up and down the hilly city, though after the 1950s, these cars have been kept in operation more out of historic nostalgia. Seventeen miles of track remain and have been deemed a historical landmark.

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Nice experience

It was just as I imagined the ride to be. Rice-A-Roni, a San Francisco treat. Nice and scenic experience. We took the cable car to Union Square and walked back to our hotel.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was just as I imagined the ride to be. Rice-A-Roni, a San Francisco treat. Nice and scenic experience. We took the cable car to Union Square and walked back to our hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cable cars were very easy to find if you are down near the Maritime Museum end of Fishermans Bend, Hyde Street. The cars were as I expected and had seen on TV, old and authentic. The ride was worth doing as it was nice to sit back and take some city scenery in.

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Ketchum, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Classic fun event. Up the hills, down the hills on a slice of history. If you remember the " Rice a Roni " jingle you will enjoy this event exponentially. Don't worry about the other tourists being there they are humming the same tune.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun SF experience and nice break from the hills workout. Enjoyed seeing the skill of driving the car and a beautiful ride up some crazy inclines. Note its not a cost efficient way to see the town. One way fare is $7 with no transfers. Day passes are $20. You can pay at a ticket booth (I did down by... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every adult wants to be a big kid at heart and riding this old time cable car fits the bill perfectly. The steep hills in San Francisco have you holding your breath as the cable car takes you to the top of the hill.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy transport from Union Square to Fishermans Wharf. The line at the starting points can be very long. You might consider getting on a few bloks away.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Grandson is going to school in SFO but hadn't been on the Cable Cars yet. Actually he was when he was 3 years old but it was a special ride for him - and us. Price is a little high at $7 one way but tickets are available for more rides.

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IRVING
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

yes yes, we got on a cable car and it was packed. The best part was it stopped infront of our hotel which was the Sir Francis Drake. There is also a museum of the cable car.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in SF , you have to do a cable ride. It is one of those experiences that you would never forget or regret. Tickets cost $7 and the would generally be a waiting time of at least half an hour if you board from Fisherman's Wharf.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is 100% a must do in San Fran!! It is $7 one way but you definitely get your money's worth with the length it takes and what you get to see on the journey, there's something pretty cool about saying you've hung off the side of a working cable car heading down a hill in San Fran!! :) There... More 

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Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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