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Market Street Railway

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Nob Hill
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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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You ride the trolley to fisherman's wharf from the hotel. It was nice riding on an old trolley. Need exact money to get on.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You ride the trolley to fisherman's wharf from the hotel. It was nice riding on an old trolley. Need exact money to get on.

Thank chaigirl17
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many years I travel from the financial district to Fishermans Wharf every time I'm in San Francisco. The unique atmosphere when you see the cars and travel in them remains a unique selling point for the city. May the F Line ride here until the end of times!

Thank dutchy-abroad
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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

Thank 4JMP
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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.

Thank GP_Sunil
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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

Thank Charles S
Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

Thank tijuanade

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