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San Francisco Cable Car City Trolley Tour from Union Square

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    Pass By: Civic Center, Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94118

    Make your way through San Francisco's Civic Center. The Civic Center is distinguished by its many beaux arts-style government buildings and performing arts venues. The area contains City Hall, War Memorial Opera House, the Asian Art Museum and a large central plaza.

    Stop At: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991

    Step off the vehicle and explore the beauty that is San Francisco City Hall. City Hall is the seat of government for the City and County of San Francisco, California. Re-opened in 1915 in its open space area in the city's Civic Center, it is a Beaux-Arts monument to the City Beautiful movement that epitomized the high-minded American Renaissance of the 1880s to 1917.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Alamo Square, Hayes & Steiner, San Francisco, CA 94117

    Step off of the Cable Car, and follow your tour guide to Alamo Square. Home of San Francisco's famed Painted Ladies and some of the best views in the city, Alamo Square is a beautiful residential neighborhood and relaxing park in San Francisco, California, in the Western Addition.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Painted Ladies, Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts., San Francisco, CA

    In American architecture, painted ladies are Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings repainted, starting in the 1960s, in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details.

    Pass By: Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898

    Relax as you drive through Golden Gate Park. Golden Gate Park is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds. With 13 million visitors annually, Golden Gate is the fifth most-visited city park in the United States.

    Pass By: Sea Cliff, San Francisco, CA

    Take in Sea Cliff, San Francisco. Sea Cliff is a neighborhood known for its large houses and ocean views.

    Pass By: Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129

    Meander through The Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio, a 1,500-acre park on a former military post, is a major outdoor recreation hub. It has forested areas, miles of trails, a golf course and scenic overlooks.

    Pass By: Haight-Ashbury, Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117

    Meander through the birthplace of the 1960s counterculture movement. Haight-Ashbury draws a lively, diverse crowd looking to soak up the historic hippie vibe. Upper Haight Street is a hodgepodge of vintage clothing boutiques, record shops, bookstores, dive bars and casual, eclectic restaurants. Bordering Golden Gate Park, the neighborhood features many colorful, well-preserved Victorian homes, including the storied Grateful Dead House.

    Stop At: Vista Point, Us-101 Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, CA 94965

    Step off of the vehicle, and be led by one of our great tour guides or take 20 minutes of free time to explore Golden Gate Bridge North Vista. See the entire city of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge in one setting. One of the best ways to view the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Chinatown, Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108

    Experience San Francisco's Chinatown and some of its beautiful temples. This is one of the oldest and most established Chinatowns in the U.S.. Chinatown reveals a bustling maze of streets and alleys brimming with world renowned dim sum joints, markets, and so much more.

    Pass By: Mrs Doubtfire House, 2640 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94115-1142

    On many people's bucket list of things to see when in San Francisco, the tour will pass by the Mrs. Doubtfire House. This house was used for all the external shots of the house in the Mrs. Doubtfire movie starring the late Robin Williams.

    Pass By: Ghirardelli Square, 900 N Point St At Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1192

    Pass by the old headquarters of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Ghirardelli Square is a landmark public square with shops and restaurants and a 5-star hotel in the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco, California.

    Pass By: Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson Street Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Drive through Fisherman's Wharf. A neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf gets its name and neighborhood characteristics from the city's early days of the mid to later 1800s when Italian immigrant fishermen came to the city by the bay to take advantage of the influx of population due to the gold rush.

    Pass By: North Beach, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111

    North Beach, a buzzy neighborhood steeped in Italian heritage, draws locals and tourists to its checked-tablecloth trattorias, coffee shops and retro-flavored bars.

    Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129

    Drive over the bridge in our open-aired vehicle. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

    Pass By: Little Italy, San Francisco, CA

    This North Beach San Francisco neighborhood is a vibrant and colorful district where you will find Coit Tower, Washington Square Park, and dozens of Italian restaurants.

    Pass By: Pacific Heights, 2356 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115-2715

    Take in some spectacular views of the Bay overlooking the Marina District while driving through Pacific Heights. Pacific Heights is a posh residential enclave known for its architecturally significant homes and grassy hilltop parks.

    Pass By: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Coast down Nob Hill. Once home to the mansions of the Big Four railroad barons, the area retains a sense of wealth. Some of the city’s swankiest hotels are here, as are the ornate, Gothic-style Grace Cathedral and charming Huntington Park. Steep streets are dotted with restaurants and nightspots.

    Pass By: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2244

    Drive past the awe-inspriing Grace Cathedral. Grace Cathedral is famed for its mosaics, replicas, two labyrinths, and varied stained glass windows, altarpiece, and medieval and contemporary furnishings, as well as its forty-four bell carillon, three organs, and choirs.

    Pass By: Union Square, San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102

    End your tour where you started in Union Square. Union Square is a public plaza bordered by shopper's paradise and so much more. Ever bustling, the area has contains everything from upscale department stores and boutiques to discount houses.

    Pass By: Washington Square, Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Pass by Washington Square. The square is a park in the North Beach district of San Francisco, California, and is one of the city’s first parks, established in 1847. It is bordered by sidewalk cafes and restaurants as well as the Saints Peter and Paul Church.

    Pass By: Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-4209

    Great spot for restaurant and shopping.

    Pass By: Pier 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Pier 39

    Pass By: Sea Lion Center, 203, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Local sea lions lounging in the sun.

    Pass By: Pier 41 Snackbar, 41 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    local Pier 41

    Pass By: Chart House, Pier 39, Space 206-8 Building K, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    local restaurant

    Pass By: Franciscan Crab Restaurant, Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    local crab restaurant

    Pass By: Pier 43 Ferry Arch, San Francisco, CA 94133

    local archway and pier

    Pass By: Museum Of 3D Illusions, 55-61 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    local museum

    Pass By: Boudin at the Wharf, 160 Jefferson St Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202

    San Francisco famous Boudin at the Wharf

    Pass By: Musee Mecanique, Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

    The Musée Mécanique is a for-profit interactive museum consisting of 20th-century penny arcade games and artifacts located at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California. The museum owns over 300 mechanical machines, and is one of the largest privately owned collection of such games in the world.

    Pass By: Pier 45, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Pier 45

    Pass By: SS Jeremiah O'Brien, Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133

    SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a Liberty ship built during World War II and named for American Revolutionary War ship captain Jeremiah O'Brien. Now based in San Francisco, she is a rare survivor of the 6,939-ship armada that stormed Normandy on D-Day, 1944.

    Pass By: USS Pampanito, Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133

    USS Pampanito, a Balao-class submarine, was a United States Navy ship, the third one named for the pompano fish. She completed six war patrols from 1944 to 1945 and served as a Naval Reserve Training ship from 1960 to 1971.

    Pass By: Madame Tussauds San Francisco, 145 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1223

    Madame Tussauds

    Pass By: Ripley's Believe It or Not!, 175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Pass By: Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson Street Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Fisherman’s Wharf, on the northern waterfront, is one of the city's busiest tourist areas. Souvenir shops and stalls selling crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls appear at every turn, as do postcard views of the bay, Golden Gate and Alcatraz.

    Pass By: In-N-Out Burger, 333 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    local In-N-Out Burger

    Pass By: Scoma's Restaurant, 1965 Al Scoma Way, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Scoma's Restaurant

    Pass By: Cioppino's, 400 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    Cioppino's, local restaurant

    Pass By: Hyde street pier, 2905 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1225

    Hyde Street Pier

    Pass By: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, 499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314

    The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located in San Francisco, California, United States. The park includes a fleet of historic vessels, a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility.

    Pass By: Aquatic Park, 499 Jefferson St San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314

    Next to the San Fransisco Maritime Museum and Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Cove is part of the waterfront area of Fisherman’s Wharf and one that can mark the beginning of a long stroll down the coast towards Crissy Field and the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Pass By: Square-Rigged Sailing Ship Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, CA

    Balclutha, also known as Star of Alaska, Pacific Queen, or Sailing Ship Balclutha, is a steel-hulled full rigged ship that was built in 1886. She is the only square rigged ship left in the San Francisco Bay area and is representative of several different commercial ventures, including lumber, salmon, and grain.

    Pass By: The Buena Vista, 2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    famous for its Irish Coffee

    Pass By: Ghirardelli Square, 900 N Point St At Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1192

    Shops and restaurants fill this 3-level landmark former chocolate factory near Fisherman's Wharf.

    Pass By: The Cheese School of San Francisco, 900 North Point Street #k201, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    Bay-view destination for cheese-focused courses, market items & New American eats, plus beer & wine.

    Pass By: Subpar Miniature Golf, 900 North Point St #F-201, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    local mini-golf attraction

    Pass By: The Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth Street at Jefferson Street Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1129

    Historic location turned shopping mall with gift shops, art galleries, restaurants & entertainment.

    Pass By: Bay Bridge, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

    The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, known locally as the Bay Bridge, is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 260,000 vehicles a day on its two decks.

    Pass By: Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, CA

    Yerba Buena Island sits in the San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Oakland, California. The Yerba Buena Tunnel runs through its center and connects the western and eastern spans of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.

    Pass By: Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA

    Treasure Island is an artificial island in the San Francisco Bay and a neighborhood in the city and county of San Francisco. Built 1936–37 for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, the island's World’s Fair site is a California Historical Landmark.

    Pass By: Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    local venue and club

    Pass By: Kennedy's Irish Pub, 1040 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1702

    local bar

    Pass By: Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106

    Coit Tower is a 210-foot tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California, offering panoramic views over the city and the bay. The tower, in the city's Pioneer Park, was built between 1932 and 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit's bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco.

    Pass By: Telegraph Hill, Lombard Street at Kearny Street North Beach, San Francisco, CA

    Telegraph Hill is a hill and surrounding neighborhood in San Francisco, California. It is one of San Francisco's 44 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills".

    Pass By: Parrots Of Telegraph Hill, Montgomery Street & Greenwich Steps, San Francisco, CA 94133

    One generally associates parrots with the jungles of a tropical location, yet living in the middle of urban San Francisco is a flock of wild parrots.

    Pass By: Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. Stretching from The Presidio east to The Embarcadero, most of the street's western segment is a major thoroughfare designated as part of U.S. Route 101.

    Pass By: Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Saints Peter and Paul Church is a Roman Catholic Church in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. Located at 666 Filbert Street, it is directly across from Washington Square and is administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco.

    Pass By: Joe DiMaggio Playground and North Beach Pool, 651 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2365

    local playground

    Pass By: Washington Square, Filbert St & Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Washington Square is a park in the North Beach district of San Francisco, California. It was established in 1847 and is one of the city’s first parks. The park is bordered by sidewalk cafes and restaurants such as Mama's, Park Tavern restaurant and the Liguria Bakery as well as the Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

    Pass By: 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard Club Fugazi, San Francisco, CA 94133-3878

    Extravagant costumes and headdresses steal the show at this decades-old, campy performance piece.

    Pass By: Tony's Pizza Napoletana, 1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Bustling Italian eatery with varied pizza options from coal-fired to Roman-style, plus beer on tap.

    Pass By: Molinari Delicatessen, 373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907

    Old-school Italian deli offers artisanal meats, cheeses & breads, with takeaway sandwiches & fare.

    Pass By: Golden Boy Pizza, 542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    local pizzeria

    Pass By: Sotto Mare, 552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Neighborhood spot with nautical decor & a menu of pasta, cioppino & other Italian-style seafood.

    Pass By: The Stinking Rose, 325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Even desserts have garlic at this unique Italian eatery with a menu highlighting that ingredient.

    Pass By: Stella Pastry & Cafe, 446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Neighborhood shop features traditional & Italian pastries, treats & desserts in a charming interior.

    Pass By: Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Ave North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508

    Visitors & locals alike toast Kerouac et al. amid Beat-era memorabilia at this North Beach icon.

    Pass By: City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4586

    City Lights is an independent bookstore-publisher combination in San Francisco, California, that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. It also houses the nonprofit City Lights Foundation, which publishes selected titles related to San Francisco culture.

    Pass By: Victoria Pastry, 700 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    Welcoming bakery serving a range of homemade Italian desserts, cookies & treats.

    Pass By: Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA

    Stockton Street

    Pass By: Good Mong Kok Bakery, 1039 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

    Celebrated Chinese fixture boasts a variety of homemade dim sum & baked goods in a compact interior.

    Pass By: Transamerica Pyramid, 600 Montgomery St Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94111-2702

    The Transamerica Pyramid at 600 Montgomery Street between Clay and Washington Streets in the Financial District of San Francisco, California, United States, is a 48-story futurist building and the second-tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline.

    Pass By: Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-2533

    Salesforce Tower, formerly known as the Transbay Tower, is a 1,070-foot office skyscraper in the South of Market district of downtown San Francisco.

    Pass By: Jackson Square, Jackson Street between Battery and Kearny, San Francisco, CA 94111

    ackson Square is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, bounded by Broadway, Washington St. on the south, Columbus Ave. on the west and Battery St. on the east with any number of nearby satellite buildings and residents outside the bounds that truly belong to the neighborhood.

    Pass By: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    Grant Avenue

    Pass By: Eastern Bakery, 720 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

    Old-school outpost features traditional Chinese sweet & savory baked goods in a humble interior.

    Pass By: Ross Alley, Between Jackson st and Washington st, San Francisco, CA

    Ross Alley is a north–south alley in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Ross Alley lies between and is parallel to Stockton and Grant, running one city block between Jackson and Washington.

    Pass By: Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co, 56 Ross Aly, San Francisco, CA 94108-1204

    Landmark bakery prepares homemade fortune cookies in a tiny open kitchen, with free tours available.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We decided to book this tour and learn more about the city and see parts of it without just driving through. Robin and Igor, our tour guide and driver were awesome. Great information and a fun time with their insights on the city and its...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback and thank you for acknowledging Robin & Igor! See you back soon.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our family really enjoyed this tour around the San Francisco area. Our tour guide, Jessica, and our driver, Jamaal, were absolutely awesome! Jessica was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot about the city and loved traveling around in the trolley car. Thank you...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Belated Happy Birthday to your son! Thanks for spending his special day onboard our tour.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    What a fantastic way to see San Francisco! Our guide, Jessica, was very engaging, accommodating and well-informed, and went out of her way to ensure our whole group had a great experience. The smaller group enabled her to address everyone's questions and needs. She even...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback! We're thrilled you and your family had fun and that you had an opportunity to take in some of the must-see San Francisco attractions. We appreciate the review and hope you come visit again soon!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The guide, Curt, and driver Roger were very welcoming, caring ,genuinely friendly guys. It was a comfortable and very informative trip. We saw the whole city, stopping at particular points of interest. The highlight, of course, was going over the Golden Gate Bridge. I would...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    We are glad that we were able to make your 3 hours on board with us worthwhile, Jane! Thank you for your review and we truly hope we get the opportunity to see you back soon.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I think this was my favorite thing that we did in San Francisco. Great views of the city - kind of like being on a slow moving roller coaster. Well worth the wait to get on.

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    We are just blushing reading your review, Sarah! Thank you for kind words - see you back soon!

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    They have two starting locations. One is by the Ferry Building and the other Union Square. We left from Union Square.
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