Take These Unusual Tours in San Francisco
Sure, you can see San Francisco by bus, bike or boat. You can even explore the city quite easily on foot. But why not go for the unexpected when looking for a tour of the City by the Bay? Here are our suggestions for the most unusual ways to tour San Francisco.
These standing super-scooters are a great way to zip around San Francisco. City Segway Tours of San Francisco offers multiple tour options that take you through the many neighborhoods along San Francisco’s waterfront. San Francisco Segway Tours – Electric Tour Company keeps its journeys confined to the roads that wind within Golden Gate Park, but that’s hardly a bad thing. There’s so much to see in there! Lastly, there’s San Francisco Private VIP Segway Tours, which lets visitors cruise around Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown—and even go down the crazy curves of Lombard Street!
San Francisco Pedicab offers its two-and-a-half hour SF Brew Ride, taking visitors from the Ferry Building to SoMa and back again, with stops at three breweries along the way. It’s a great way to explore San Francisco’s busy downtown and safely sample some excellent local craft beers.
By VW Bus
We know we already covered the more traditional bus tours. With San Francisco Love Tours Inc., you can explore the city in a psychedelic ’60s Summer of Love bus. Hop aboard one of these hippie buses and see how the peace, love, freedom and adventure of the Summer of Love lives on in San Francisco. Tour routes can be customized to your areas of interest.
GoCar GPS-Guided Tours has a fleet of iconic yellow vehicles that you can navigate along a predetermined route. These GoCars are something else; it’s like a souped-up tricycle or a motorcycle sidecar with a mind of its own. Even though you’ll be guided by the GPS-based narration that educates you on San Francisco’s history, the driving is all under your control. You’ll be out on San Francisco’s streets, so we recommend this one for skilled drivers only.
By Fire Truck
San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures takes travelers around town and across the Golden Gate Bridge in the storied Big Red Shiny Mack Fire Engine. You can opt for their standard route or the private San Francisco winery tour. The truck is open to the elements, but don’t worry. If anyone’s feeling chilly, there’s authentic fireman gear you can pull on to keep warm!