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California Cable Car

Ride on a historic cable car over San Francisco's famous hills and past many must-see attractions
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.4 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview:  Riding the famous San Francisco cable cars should be at the top of the list for any visitor to San Francisco. These historic cars have... more »

Tips:  Tickets cost $6 each way for adults and children 5-17. You also can purchase passes for multiple days: $14 for one day, $20 for three ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. The Financial District

The Financial District of San Francisco can be one of the busiest places during the week, but it becomes oddly quite on weekends. You will know you are in the Financial District by the skyscrapers that seem to surround you. The old Financial District went only as far as Battery Street, where the coast used to be, but it has since been filled in to... More

Old St. Mary's Cathedral appears somewhat suddenly and slightly out of place at the corner of Grant and California streets. Originally built in 1854 and rumored to be the first cathedral in California, the church amazingly survived the 1906 earthquake and fires that followed. Today it sits beween modern high-rises and detailed Chinese architecture... More

Nestled in prime real estate between retail-happy Union Square, the bustle of the Financial District and the beatnik funkiness of North Beach, Chinatown beckons to tourists and locals with its irresistible green-tiled gate at the intersection of Grant and Bush streets.

Once inside the gate, the entrance and first block are really peaceful. Deeper... More

Grace Cathedral is a landmark in downtown San Francisco, home to one of only seven Episcopal men and boys cathedral choirs. The original chapel was built in 1849, but was destroyed in the fire after the 1906 earthquake. The interior is ornate and neighboring Huntington Park is a great place to sit during a nice day in San Francisco.

If you get... More