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Hopping on the Cable Cars in San Francisco

Hopping on the cable cars in San Francisco is a must thing to do when visiting the city. Yes, I know it’s a very touristy thing to do but, please, if you don’t wanna do it, stay at home–don’t travel. LOL…


Save a lot of money by buying a City Pass to see major attractions in San Francisco!

Taking the cable car is an adventure in itself.

Hopping on the cable cars in San Francisco

Hopping on the cable cars in San Francisco

It’s a quintessential treat that you’ll find yourself giggling, if not smiling.

Hopping on the cable cars in San Francisco

Hopping on the cable cars in San Francisco

Step on the running boards on the side and cling on to the pole.

Hopping on the cable cars in San Francisco

It’s a different feeling to be traveling without seat belts!  Don’t sit on those benches—unless you are a senior citizen.

Cable cars in San Francisco

Don’t take photos on your first ride. Just enjoy it! On your way back, take as many photos as you can.

Cable cars in San Francisco

Yes, they’re very slow but things can be enjoyed to the fullest when you go slow, right? 😉

Cable cars in San Francisco

Cable cars in San Francisco

As the cable cars chug up and down the hills, you’ll see panoramic views and observe the daily life in the city.

San Francisco Panorama

Driving the cable cars is no easy task. Literally.

Cable cars in San Francisco

One has to be strong to manipulate its steering iron rod.

Cable cars in San Francisco

And did you know that these cable cars have THREE brakes?

Cable cars in San Francisco

When these cable cars reach the terminal, the conductors (not just one) have to lift (imagine that!) them so the grip can grasp it and rotate it, before they’re ready for the next trip back.

Cable cars in San Francisco

Tips in riding the cable car:

Buy a day, 3-day or 7-day pass. One-way ticket costs $6, while a day pass costs $15/$23/$29. You can use the day pass to Muni subways, buses and street cars, too. So, it’s worth it.

Cable cars in San Francisco

Tips in riding the cable car:

Don’t take the cable car from its end and start terminal. The queue is too long and the driver will only allow less than 10 people to go in— leaving spaces for people in the next stops. Therefore, if you are a smart traveler, wait at the second stop (which is like a minute or two walk).



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