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I'm Here Every Week

This is where I emerge from BART on my way to class. I see the long line of tourists waiting for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Wifes first cable car ride

This was a great experience. I do believe there should be more police presence around the... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Clarksburg, Maryland
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All reviews day pass fisherman's wharf long line to get union square fun ride street cars few blocks muni pass cable turntable conductor stops driver sf passengers mason platform
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is such a neat experience and definitely worth the wait in line or just standing around to see! Lines move quick or just wait to watch the turnaround.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carawasthere
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cable car experience is a must-do if you visit San Francisco. The Hyde Street car will take you past some of the most picturesque locations in the city, including the world-famous "twisty" Lombard Street. The cable car ends at Fisherman's Wharf, and is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alison1913
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old-world charm of San Francisco`s cable cars is captivating ! I use them at every excuse ! At the corner of Powell and Market Streets you have the chance to see them turn around on a turntable. Enjoy !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank daf57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The turntable for the cars at this location is operated by the driver and crew getting out and pushing the car around manually, just like 100 years ago..!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was cool to see the cable car turned around. We rode it later in the evening so it wasn’t so crowded. Very cool to see how it operates.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alicetK6700PH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where I emerge from BART on my way to class. I see the long line of tourists waiting for the next cable car and hear the loud buskers with their bad music. This is San Francisco's version of bustle and honky tonk, so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see, how it’s done in the past and works even today. Nice little detail to the cable cars and their functionality.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 536nickel
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Catch the Hollywood movie location “The Rock” on the historical cable car that use to ferry tourists from downtown Market Street to Fishermen’s Wharves! See how the tram masters turn the cable cars swivel them on a 360’C revolving platforms at both side of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TsuyoshiTan
Reviewed 14 November 2018

This was a great experience. I do believe there should be more police presence around the turnaround due to the large amount of pan handling that takes place. The street musicians was a good time passer while waiting for each car.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tsmith3601
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice place. But if you want to take a ride with cable car it is better to go to the 2nd or 3rd stop. There are no queues and you don't have to wait :)

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank piotrh1982
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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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5 January 2019|
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Response from Barbara H | Reviewed this property |
Took about 20-30 min with stops along the way. At the end have to get off and wait in line again to go back but if you walk to next stop line not as long.
3 January 2019|
Response from piotrh1982 | Reviewed this property |
The lines are old but the cars seem to be old but they are from the 90's :)
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Response from Faith N |
Everyone must exit at the turn about. Faster to board a few stops after the turn about but realize that everyone wants to sit outside and if you get stuck inside, there will be people boarding and then standing in front of... More