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Cable Cars, San Francisco

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Explore San Francisco's historical downtown with a ride on Cable Cars. Established in the mid-19th century, three of the original 23 cable lines are still running. Passengers can travel along the steep streets and admire some of the city’s most iconic monuments and neighborhoods. Hop on the trolley and enjoy the rumbling scenic ride up Hyde Street or down to Fisherman’s Wharf, soaking in views of the expansive San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Learn more about this remarkable transportation system with a visit to the Cable Car Museum. Combination tickets offer unlimited rides on the system along with admission to many of the city’s museums. To visit Cable Cars on your trip to San Francisco, use our San Francisco day trip site .
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  • As all tourists and non tourists do we hopped onto a cable car going to and coming back from many places. It is not an easy City to walk around if you have a time slot to keep. The safety rule for the...  more »
  • Really enjoyed our ride on the Cable Car. The lineup was long and took about 45 minutes to board. Our driver was replaced half way through with a new driver who didn't look or act as though he really ...  more »
  • So glad I did! After a big day riding and walking around up and down hills we got on a cable car at union square and rode back to fisherman’s wharf. We were lucky enough to get a spot standing outside...  more »
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