"You haven't been to SF until you've ridden one...." Cable Cars Tip by goshawk301

Cable Cars, San Francisco: 120 reviews and 143 photos

Yes! The Cable Car Ride is worth doing. There is the thrill of riding on a semi-open car, perhaps hanging precariously from the poles (the best eay), there is the beauty of the wood- and metalwork of the trolleys themselves, and the personality of the trolley conductor. It affords a unique and unforgettable view of the city. It is, also, a practical means of getting across the city - until the lines at the terminals get so long, your wait time would be longer than the ride!

So, if I were staying in the Union Square area and wanted to ride the cable car, I would do it as the first thing in the morning on a day when I plan to explore the northern waterfront of the city.

Address: 1201 Mason St. at Washington
Directions: There are 4 cable car lines (Hyde, California, Mason and Powell).
Phone: 311
Website: http://www.sfcablecar.com

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  • Written Jan 11, 2004
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