Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, San Francisco

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Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround Reviews
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  • October 4, 2017
    It was rather expensive to take the cable car and pretty uneventful. Car was full so couldn't really see the buildings. Save your $21 dollar and check out the car route and turn around on YouTube.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This is the 2nd most busiest location to catch the cable cars during the day, The cable cars run till 1:00 am each day so if you have the time, energy and willingness to ride at night you can catch it...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    People watch the cable car being turned around manually for the return journey. You mainly watch it because this is where you catch the cars it's a novelty thing  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Definitely a fun experience for out-of-towners! My husband, three children and I enjoyed a cable car ride from Powell/Market to Hyde st. It was a long wait (we arrived and lined up at 830am to board the car but didn't board until almost 945am). TIP: have one or two people stand in line while the rest of the party explores the many stores surrounding the turn around! Also, the street performers are a plenty, so people watching helps the time fly by!
  • June 5, 2017
    Very touristy. Long lines. I guess if you are visiting and really want too do this then great. But not my thing.
  • April 30, 2017
    Cool to watch, but we were not willing to wait in the long line to get a ride. We ended up walking along the cable car route. Enjoyed the sights and the walk.
  • June 28, 2017
    Busy as hell. When we where there, it was busy, which you understand. But additional waiting time was addes (+40 min) because some belief group started a discussion and got privilege. Which is soo bad, the crowd got angry. No good customer service, even during buying or during the trip no explanation of where you are.
  • June 2, 2017
    A bit pricey but it was worth it, the cars run pretty smoothly and have a few good stops, we went one way down from one end to the other

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