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San Francisco cable car

San Francisco cable car
Above: a cable car cruising down Powell Street in San Francisco, USA.

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Above: cable car on Powell Street, San Francisco.
Riding the iconic cable car is a must for any tourist visiting San Francisco. It started running some 140 years ago and is still used by commuters in addition to the thousands of tourists.

There're 3 lines. A good one to take would be the Powell-Mason line since it takes you from Powell BART station to Fisherman's Wharf, another San Francisco tourist attraction. Unless you buy a pass, the cost is US$5 per ride (at the time of writing). If you have a strong enough grip, ride it standing on the sidebar would be more exciting, especially going downhill. Just don't say 'Look, mom, no hands!'

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