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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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As a one off this is a must! Photo opportunities are varied! We took the journey to the coast from our hotel at the top of the hill. Good fun

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a one off this is a must! Photo opportunities are varied! We took the journey to the coast from our hotel at the top of the hill. Good fun

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great fun to ride on these classic cable cars. Very practical and easy way to get around town too. Check out the Cable Car Museum too!

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A definite must if visiting San Francisco. There was a location near Fisherman's Wharf to board the trolley, but the line was really long. You can also catch by Union Square. Very popular to take a short ride around the city. Kids would love.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a cool expletive to ride a cable car up the San franscisco streets. We did it at night time but I'd probably say it would be better in the day as there is so many cool buildings to see. The kids are allowed to stand on the side and hold the bar. This I thought was brilliant for... More 

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No bell ringing. Very little interaction with customers. Run like it is part of metro transportation group. No helping with turning around car.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We rode the cable cars it was amazing and enjoyable watching the brakeman is very interesting at a cost of only 7 dollars a ride you should try this historic transport

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've all seen films etc based in SFO so to actually be able to climb aboard and take a trip on one occasion these iconic cable cars is brilliant ! I was amazed that they go up some pretty steep roads but they do. Inexpensive and good fun. No hesitation in recommending.

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We picked this up out of Chinatown, with no idea where it was going.. we didn't care we just wanted to ride one.... it was packed so we had to Hang off the side from poles.... It was great... Standing on the side step hanging onto the poles whilst going over hills, round sharp corners... with No OSH officers in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok so, we were stupid! We wanted to ride the cable cars but it was a Saturday, during the Christmas shopping season! We waited about 90 minutes at each end of the trip. Really a fun and unique experience when you visit San Fransisco. A tip would be to board the car mid route from one of the street stops... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Going to San Fran and not riding the cable car...does not exist...it's the city's signature together with the Golden Gate. It is a nice ride throughout the city.

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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 followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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