Cable cars are an icon of San Francisco, having been invented in the city by Andrew Smith Hallidie in 1873. As well as hopping onto a carriage to explore different neighborhoods, you’ll be able to find out more about their fascinating history at the free Cable Car Museum. Book your stay nearby with Culture Trip.
The significance of San Francisco as a historic West Coast destination can’t be overstated, and the desire to keep transport, architecture and other attractions in working order is a huge draw. Its mechanical cable car network is a prime example. It’s the only manually operated system left in the world, and has been in continuous operation in California since 1873. Any one of the stylish hotels on this list puts you close to the Cable Car Museum, so you can feed your interest in history.