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“Brilliant”

Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround
Ranked #57 of 561 things to do in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 21, 2013

It is a must to go on a cable car during your visit. I would suggest standing on the side as it is an amazing experience and you get the full advantage of looking at the sloping roads you are travelling down.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

As most others have stated, there may be a wait for a space but it has to be done. Riding on the running board and seeing the driver operate the levers is a must.

Thank Pete D
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Its great fun to ride , but expect Long waiting time. but the ride is fun and worth doing. you realize riding a vehicle that belongs to the early 1900s.

1  Thank Sharnjit_Sondh
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

The cable cars are a must see...and must ride...during any trip to San Francisco. While you can jump on and off along the way, I highly recommend getting on at least once at one of the turnarounds. This is where you can see just how truly manual these vehicles are...as the operators steer the onto lazy susans and turn them by hand, so that the front is facing the right direction to start the next trip. It's very cool, and worth the wait.

1  Thank Jesika B
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Of you plan on busing the cable car or trolleys to get around, you must get the all day passport or multi day passport, otherwise you end up paying at every transfer.

Really enjoyed the ride but could help but notice the long lines of people waiting to get on board with 3 or 4 cable cars sitting there with their conductors chatting away, laughing it up, or talking on their cell phones. Not sure why they couldn't have been running those cars instead of just sitting there.

Also had the misfortune of a conductor shift change mid trip. Got to observe another 15 minute jaw jacking session by the employees, nothing work related.

This could be run in a far more efficient way,

Thank hoyasaxa90
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