Cable Cars Reviews
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The CityPass saved me a fortune in just cable car rides alone! Easy to use with some excellent attractions.
Great Value! Highly recommend if you plan on using the cable cars and buses to get around. Along with included entry into some fantastic museums you will get a very good deal by using this.
This pass was well worth the money for the transport alone. We stayed on Van Ness Avenue so relied on transport alot to get us about. The cable cars are $6 for one trip and we were taking anything between 4-6 a day. Also we went to the Baseball park so by having the pass it allowed us to negotiate all of the transport easily without worrying about buying tickets etc.
We also visited the aquarium (which was average) and took the day cruise (which was great). Plus we used the discount voucher on bike hire. Unfortuately we ran out of time to go to the Califonia Science Academy.
I would say that we definately saved money using the pass and would recommend them if the activities are ones you are interested.
CityPass was great to use. Very handy on public transport. Suggest cannot use CityPass in full if there for less than 5 days as so many other natural sights to see. Had three vouchers left however worked out that using Muni, Cable Car,, Cruise and Aquarium, we did not lose money despite not using pass in full.
You just can't miss. We definitely used the transit pass enough to pay for the entire booklet (at $6 a cable car ride), meaning the other things were all icing. And what icing! Spent 5 hours at the Academy of Sciences, loved the Aquarium and Exploratorium, enjoyed the nearly obligatory cruise of the Bay, and made sure to take advantage of $20 off the incredible Go Car tour experience. Seriously hundreds of dollars of value for the $69 we spent per. Absolutely essential starting point for a SF trip!
The most obvious choice when travelling to San Franciso. Considering the prices of the cable car has gone up to $6 each ride this pays for itself. The Aquarium is awesome and for $5 you can up upgrade to the speed boat instead of the the boat tour. Worth every penny!
Great pass for seeing san fran. Used the public transport loads and was an easy way to get round the city. Cable cars were the highlight by far. If you aren't interested in seeing the museums you can just buy a transport car for around $30 which is a good option.
This was good value especially in terms of the cable cars where i got my money's worth indeed. Be careful when you catch it - it gets very crowded and therefore inefficient on weekends and in the early afternoon AND where you catch it - near market street is a nightmare and the crew stops you from getting on to fill it but allows people on 2 stops up the street
I felt that i wasted my time going to a couple of the selections on the list and could have gone to other not-included sights to capitalise on my time better
the "science" place is really for kids and not good for adults on heir own but it was not fully described in the literature
overall good value
Getting on and off cable cars, and into the museums just by showing your city pass was just fun.
Excellent value for money especially if you are travelling with children. My 13 year old son loved all the attractions offered. Plus the savings were enormous if you take into account that every cable car ride costs 6 dollars per person!!
Bus pass was awesome, cable car costs $5 each time. Didn't go in to Academy of Science as it was free Wednesday and huge lines. Loads of kids at Exploratorium and Aquarium. Boat cruise excellent. Some of these places are far far away, espec by bus. Long walks where there is no bus. Good value.
Good value for money. Had a great times visited all the attractions and had a number of rides on the cable cars and the numi buses
Review by Skootre, USA, March 2011
Here's another great thing to do in San Francisco, totally iconic and a lot of fun. The main thing to avoid is going at peak hours, when the lines are long. And avoid boarding at the terminus (instead - hop on midway along the route).
I usually tell people to ride the cable cars around 6 or 7pm, when most SF visitors aren't! Then you're on the car with mostly locals who actually use these for local transport.
My favorite ride - the cable car line along California Street. The views are amazing.
Review by The Source, March 2011
Totally touristy and totally fun. Really amazing riding the hills of San Francisco on a jittery old cable car. Thought we were going to die, and I mean that as a high compliment,
Fantastic value in a fantastic city. Well worth it for the transport alone - the cable cars and the drivers were brilliant. The cruise was excellent and the Exploratorium entertained our families on a wet sunday (especially 'Mind' section). Definitely recommend the City Pass.