We will be moving in a little over a month, so we started a 'bucket list' of Things To Do in San Francisco before we leave, and #1 on the list was Ride In a San Francisco Cable Car. My husband and I have lived in San Francisco for almost 10 years and have never rode in the famous Cable Cars, but we knew this was something Mario would LOVE to do - boy were we ever right!
The San Francisco Cable Car system is the world's last manually operated cable car system, and is an icon of San Francisco. The Cable Car system forms part of the San Francisco Municipal Railway urban transport network, and of the twenty-three lines established from 1873 to 1890 only three remain. Two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf, and a third route along California Street - this is the less crowded route that we took. San Francisco's Cable Cars are among the most popular tourist attractions in the city, and the majority of the Cable Car's 7 million annual passengers are tourists and finally included us this past weekend. After Riding in a San Francisco Cable Car, we went to the San Francisco Railway Museum & Gift Shop where Mario sat in a full-sized exact replica of the motorman’s platform of a 1911 San Francisco streetcar, where he rang the bell over and over and over again!
Mario had a blast Riding In a San Francisco Cable Car and he brought his This is SanFrancisco book by Miroslav Sasek along for the ride.