- $30 for a cable-car holiday-lights tour for two (up to $60 value)
During the Holiday Lights & Sights tour, cable cars drive past San Francisco’s iconic landmarks, all dressed up for the holiday season. Sing-along seasonal songs create a celebratory atmosphere as the cars cruise by shimmery decorations, and each guest receives a complimentary Santa hat. Afterwards, guests are free to depart and return to either Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square. Tours depart on every 30 minutes from both locations between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Children 3 and under are free but require a ticket.
Groupon not valid 12/7/13 or 12/14/13. Guest must reserve and ride by expiration date (12/29/13)
Classic Cable Cars
The cable car is an important piece of San Franciscan history, but you don't have to go to a museum to see one. Instead, you can ride one yourself thanks to the California Street Cable Car Line. Used for private charters and holiday tours, the company was started in 1958 by Arnold Gridley and now has a fleet of over 20 vintage-inspired vehicles. Each one was built using the original cable car blueprint, which means solid oak benches, brass rails, and a sepia conductor at the helm. These iconic features have led to numerous appearances in numerous TV shows, movies and commercials, from Nash Bridges to The Hulk and ads for Pepsi.