Cable Cars

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Grant Ave & Market
San Francisco, United States
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The cable car system of San Francisco is the last manually-operated cable car system in the world, and has become an icon of the city.  The cars operate along 2 routes connecting the downtown financial district (near Union Square) to Fisherman's Wharf, and a 3rd route which goes along California Street.  The cars are mostly used by tourists and it is vary a pleasant way to zip across the city.
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Apr 5, 2009
An icon of San Francisco - I was so happy to go on because they look fun and it reminds of my childhood and watching Full House!

Took this to go up to Nob Hill. I'm amazed at how they go up the steep city hills and how long they've been doing this for! There was a line when we went and we got to watch the cable car come to the end and the people manually turn the car around to go back the other direction - very neat!

We weren't sure where to pay, as many people had tickets on them already but you can purchase them on the car.
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Oct 7, 2008
Riding San Francisco's cable cars is THE definitive SF experience! Steep hills, grinding brakes, tourists local workers hanging on for dear life the occasional bike courier hitching a ride all make for an exhilarating experience.
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Jan 23, 2009
I love to take the cable cars to china town, union square, and to the warf. If you by the metro pass for 3 days you can ride the bus, street cars, and the cable cars. It's nice to have so you don't have to drive in the crazy traffic or look for a parking space.
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Oct 27, 2008
Not only are they fun, they are the easiest way to get around the city (at least some of it) and see the sights. Plus, they are forever connected to San Francisco, so you get to see one of its symbols while enjoying the ride.
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Nov 3, 2009
Takes you from Union Square (By the Westin St. Francis Hotel and Macy's) to Pier 39 and back. Also, via Chinatown and the Financial district. Check out www.sfcablecar.com
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