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Address: San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 673 6864
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Description: 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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Cable cars are the most enjoyable public transportation in the world, It was great fun to go up and down the hills of San Francisco clinging to the pole

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Naples, Italy
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123 reviews 123 reviews
48 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Cable cars are the most enjoyable public transportation in the world, It was great fun to go up and down the hills of San Francisco clinging to the pole

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

We started at at the bottom by Fisherman's Wharf (okay, it's two blocks away, but a nice walk). As I have gotten older, they are harder to get on (it's a TALL step for a short person), but it's fun especially watching those who haven't done it before and kids. This trip we were near the front, and those hills... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Those were really cool and felt great going up to top of hill and seing lovely city. We're well llooked after soo clean and staffwere very friendly

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Boise, Idaho
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Cable cars don't start running before 10am. Cost is $6.50 for a one trip run or $17 for a one-day pass for all public transportation. Buy the one-day Passport and get on and off at your leisure. Cars were crowded, due to Spring Break vacationers, with a wait for spaces.

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Renton, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

We knew we wanted the full cable car experience- not just one ride. So we chose the 1 day pass which was $17. We wanted the 3-day pass, but the ticket office did not open until 10am (weekday in March). Later we found out we could have bought the pass at the Walgreens drug store near Ghiradelli Square. We rode... More 

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The quaint cable car ride is really a must-do tourist thing in the city! Try to get a seat on the outside or better still hang out! You get great views going up and down San Francisco's hill-like terrain and feel the cool and crisp air on your face and in your hair. Be warned though, the queues are enormous,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

It’s gorgeous that SF has these cable cars, but why go with them? You don’t see them better on the tour. The ticket is very pricy, and the line at the bottom station can be long. Just watch (and photograph) the cable cars when wandering around. And observe the cars getting turned around at the turn around stations. If anything,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My first ride on the cable cars was when I was 8 years old, and it was great fun. Decades later it was still thrilling to ride them…perhaps more so. Locals and tourists rub up against each other on an amusement park ride through the best city in the USA.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Had to hop on and stand on the bottom step of the cable car as it climbed up and edged down all of those hills, hanging on very tightly. Great fun, agree with other comments that staff may be a little tourist weary, having to explain the rules time and again - don't stand in the entry, stand on the... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my trip on the cable car, but I only got to use it once on my visit as the queues were enormous!

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