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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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Great to get our first ride on San Franciso cable car. Hyde car is the most scenic trip. Great views and hills, a few stops on the way and final stop is Fishermans Wharf. Right side of car has best views.
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Riding the cable car is a bit of fun and a chance to partake in a piece of history. The cars do tend to get quite crowded, so if you are inside, you may miss being able to see anything. It is a great way to get from Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf but can be a bit pricey -
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A rare opportunity to enjoy a piece of history in person. Also a very practical way to save your legs as the cars tackle the steepest slopes that even diesel buses avoid. Be prepared to wait in lines. Cars no longer take off when full but seem to be timed on departure. Is it
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Given the hills this is the best way to tour the neighborhoods, easy to jump off and on at stops. Way better than a car or bus. Get the pass and tour you will get to see things you would have missed otherwise.
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If you come to SF then you have to ride the cable cars. However, it's not an amazing experience. The cars are crowded and if you get stuck on the inside then you can hang up seeing anything. If you are going to ride, make sure you get an outside seat or you will be miserable.
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