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“Fun way to see the city!”
Review of Cable Cars

Cable Cars
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Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour on a Classic Cable Car
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Viator Exclusive: San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Plus Bike & Bay Cruise
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San Francisco Experience - City Tour
Ranked #10 of 547 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: 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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“Fun way to see the city!”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Take a cable car just for the experience! We rode it from Pier 39 to Union Square. The cost was minimal, you pay the driver in cash when you get on, or you can purchase passes at Pier 39. This is San Francisco at it's best!

Visited February 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Fun to ride”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

The queues seem daunting (particularly to a kiwi) when you get there but they move very quickly when a car arrives. Buskers at the city end keep the crowds entertained. Buy a pass at the kiosk before queuing - you don't buy tickets on the cable cars themselves.

Visited September 2011
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Zell am See, Austria
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“Just Amazing”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

There is no better way to get around SF and all those hills than using the cable car. The price is a bit steep for a ride, but if you are staying for a bit and surely want to use it to transport around, then just get a pass. Want to enjoy the ride, do not take a seat, stand on the edge and enjoy it!

Visited January 2012
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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“Take a Ride”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Work this into your schedule, if even for a short ride up Nob Hill. Ride the running boards!

Visited February 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Get The CityPass!”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

A world famous attraction for good reason! They're the only ones in the world.

The rides are pricey ($6/ride) but that is understandable since these cost a fortune to run and replacement parts are not readily available. The CityPass is a great value.

Visited February 2012
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