Cable cars were put into service in 1873 to transport San Franciscans up and down the hills and steep descents without much effort – the city once had 43 hills. Today, only three remain, which have become one of the major tourist attractions of “Frisco”. Go for a ride in the cable cars, for an authentic and romance-filled discovery.
The Powell/Mason line gives you a view of Lombard Street and its hairpin turns, as does the Powell/Hyde line which, as a bonus, provides panoramic views of the old Alcatraz prison. The third, California line, climbs Nob Hills, from which you will enjoy one of the most beautiful views of San Francisco. A very nice way to discover the Californian megalopolis in a very different manner.
The most curious will continue their journey to the Cable Car Museum: entirely free, you will learn about the history of the tramways and can admire antique cable cars.
Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 415 474 1887