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Cable Cars

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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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We love the cable cars. They are fun way to get around San Francisco. This time we took the Cable car from Union Square area to Fisherman Wharf.
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Riding on the running boards coming down the hill with views over Alcatraz is such an amazing thing to do. Simply amazing experience.
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My wife and I took the cable car tram from Ghirardelli square to Union Square mid afternoon on thurs 12 dec. our first visit to San Francisco. The car was full so we were in the back; as it stopped at a couple of places on route passengers got off leaving room at the front. My
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Great to get our first ride on San Franciso cable car. Hyde car is the most scenic trip. Great views and hills, a few stops on the way and final stop is Fishermans Wharf. Right side of car has best views.
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Riding the cable car is a bit of fun and a chance to partake in a piece of history. The cars do tend to get quite crowded, so if you are inside, you may miss being able to see anything. It is a great way to get from Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf but can be a bit pricey -
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Nob Hill
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
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