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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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They are pricey at $7 per person one way, but a must do for any trip to SF. Watch for ignorant people pushing you out of the way to get a seat- so don't be shy to do the same as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

They are pricey at $7 per person one way, but a must do for any trip to SF. Watch for ignorant people pushing you out of the way to get a seat- so don't be shy to do the same as you will only miss out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We've done the cable cars and i truly recommend it to anyone! Gives you a ride from one end of SF to the wharf and alot of places to shop! If you haven't ridden the cable cars you are really missing out! We ride them every trip we make to SF

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We got in line at Hyde and Beach and waited about 45 minutes to board. It was a beautiful day and we were entertained by a street musician. It was a pleasant wait. The ride was great and something you must do on a visit to SF. Those steep hills make it especially memorable.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Pardon the title, but that song was stuck in my head the whole time we were on the cars! Really though, this is a great way to get around, and tick a landmark of your to-see list! It's $17 for a 1-day pass, but that pass also gets you on the bus, trolley and subway! So, it's really worth it.... More 

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Chippenham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A must for any tourist visit to San Francisco, got the cable car around 9am, this was definitely the time to get a seat looking out, without having people standing in front of you. They get very busy later in the day.

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Richmond Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Despite my review title, it was still worth it! You just gotta do this at least once, right? This, along with the Golden Gate Bridge, are what represent SF. Riding up and down steep grades were really fun, and the experience was memorable.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

When in SF you have to ride a cable car, not just for the novelty, but also its a great way to get round and see the city. We got a week pass ($35) for the muni transport system as we were in SF for 6 days, so our use of the cable cars was unlimited. It cost $7 for... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Why not ride/travel on such an iconic piece which is synonymous with San Fran. There always seemed to be space on one, if there wasn't they are pretty regular at arriving at stated locations.

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Aftee waiting in line for an hour at fishermans wharf, we gave up and took a taxi home, deciding to try again the next day. We headed out again to try our luck from the city end but when we got there queues were just as long so gave up and never did get our ride.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fun ride but a very long wait to get onto the tram. $7 is pretty expensive for the short trip but you gotta do it once

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