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Market Street Railway

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Address: San Francisco, CA
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Restored street cars run on tracks up and down the Market Street Railway.

Restored street cars run on tracks up and down the Market Street Railway.

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So COOL

Hope on and off off the Market Street Railway. I think its EXCITING to experience. The whole Family will enjoy it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hope on and off off the Market Street Railway. I think its EXCITING to experience. The whole Family will enjoy it!

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While in today's modern world this isn't a great thing in terms of luxury and amenities, yet this is fun to ride in the city. Very few cities in the world have this trams (trains) and for tourists this is a great fun. Kids would definitely love it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine a packed train full of people. The windows steam up from the breath and sweat of these people. No thanks.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From Castro along Market through the shopping and financial districts to the Ferry Terminal and on to the tourist piers and National Park seaport museum. Every day there and back all day long for 2.25 exact change or a buck for seniors. Fabulous bargain and a glimpse back to the fifties before cars killed the trolleys. will remind you why... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ride the F line from along the Embarcadero to downtown shopping area on Market Street. From Market you can walk up to Union Square or down to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts. The cars have been restored and have a great vintage look and feel. We rode one from Italy, very cool. Tip: When you pay your fare... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

These are "modern" streetcars, painted with the color schemes of the city's where this type of streetcar operated (though most of them are actually from Newark NJ). It's fun to ride down Market Street on these. They go from the Castro, the heart of SF's gay neighborhood, and then down the Embarcadero. Interestingly they're both a tourist attraction as well... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Took these vintage streetcars down Market to the Embarcadero headed for Alcatraz Island departure. Very cool for history buffs. Highly recommended.

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Riding the renovated vintage streetcars along Market Street is one of the best parts of a San Francisco experience. The F Line extends from Fisherman's Wharf, along the entire Embarcadero, and then along Market Street from downtown to the Castro. Many different sights to see along this very long route.

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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great experience and way to get between main attractions of Union Square, Pier 39, Alcatraz Pier 33 and Farmers Market. The trams come from various parts of the world and all have their own character! The drivers are on he whole really helpful! $2.45 per trip - no change given. You get a ticket iff he driver and place your... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

These streetcars are a great way to get around market street as well as the embarcadero area. Most of the drivers were cordial. On Nov 11 around 6 pm were were standing by a stop close to the north end of the line. Apparently there were protests that were not allowing the cars to stay on schedule. We had about... More 

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Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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