San Francisco at Night: Segway Tour of North Beach, Chinatown and the Embarcadero
- See the sights illuminated at night
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- All necessary equipment included
Depart from Beach Street to head up to North Beach, or what locals consider the city’s Little Italy. The streets are flanked by bustling Italian restaurants, with the scent of authentic warm dishes wafting from the doorways. Imagine the Beat poets and artists who once roamed the neighborhood as your guide shares history about the counterculture movement at Washington Square Park by Saints Peter and Paul Church.
Cruise over to nearby Chinatown, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Along the lantern-lit streets, peer into dim sum houses, admire temples and appreciate souvenirs that dangle from windows and spill over display tables. If you visit in mid-winter, expect to see festive decorations in honor of the Chinese New Year.
From Chinatown, head east toward the waterfront to take in the Bay Bridge, which appears to be dressed in tinsel; it’s actually a light sculpture known as Bay Lights. Continue along the Embarcadero past the Ferry Building to Fisherman’s Wharf for a look at the historic piers and harbors. Follow your guide off the beaten path to see Fish Alley, Fisherman’s Chapel, a WWII Liberty ship, and the Pampanito submarine. Listen carefully: You might even hear the sharp crack of a Dungeness crab shell at one of local stands.
End your tour on a sweet note with a trip to the cheerfully lit Ghirardelli Square to learn how the famous chocolate is made. Then head to the National Maritime Museum for a chance to take photos in front of the fleet of historic sailing ships berthed at Hyde Street Pier. Pause to take in the nighttime views of Alcatraz before ending your Segway tour at the start point.
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5pm, November - March
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Departs at 5pm, November through March. Requires a minimum of 4 passengers. Tour may be cancelled if minimum requirement is not met on the day of the tour.
See San Francisco by night on this fun Segway tour
- Professional guide
- Use of Segway, helmet and safety vest
- 40-minute training session
- Jackets and gloves available for foggy days
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Pregnant women will not be permitted to participate
- Riders must weigh between 100 and 250 lbs (45 and 113 kg)
- Minimum age is 12 years
- Children ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult
- All participants must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without assistance
- Tours operate rain, fog or shine
Reviewed by: LYN C, October 2014
THIS WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TRIP. SAFETY WAS A PRIORITY SO WE WERE GIVEN PLENTY OF PRACTICE TIME BEFORE COMMENCING OUR TOUR. CARLOS, OUR TOUR LEADER WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND MADE US FEEL VERY RELAXED. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TOUR TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE BEST PARTS OF SAN FRANCISCO AT NIGHT, WHILE USING A FORM OF TRANSPORT WHICH IS TOTALLY FUN.
Reviewed by: SF, October 2014
Carlos did a great job keeping the riders safe during this outing. Segway at night is very different, and brings various challenges. It was a great tour, and I am glad I experienced it.