This is a great way to explore San Francisco and the surrounding area at your own pace. I highly recommend it! The people that run this tour are super nice and very accommodating. The only negative that I would have about this tour is that the GPS sometimes does not get the best reception so make sure to have your Smart Phone with you just in case. Lastly make sure that you are very comfortable driving a car with manual transmission, especially while driving up the steep inclines of the city streets.
Best thing I did in San Francisco. We rented the green 1961 convertible for 5 hours. Went across the Golden Gate Bridge, down Lombard Street, along the Pacific Coast, and through Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury. Only issue I had was Google Maps told me the pick up was the old location, so make sure to go to the new place by the Pier. Car ran great. Very speedy and no problem on the steep hills. You will get more stares and comments than if you were driving a Ferrari. No joke.
A great ride! Brought back great Memories before we sold out to society.
Do it!! This was the greatest way to travel around the city. We had the vw for 5 hours, it comes equipped with a pre-programmed gps with about 40 locations on it. More than enough time to see everything you could want and more. As great as the car was, we laughed alot about the comments from people on the street. Many thumbs up, and we were even told 'You are too fly for your white wall tires, bro'. We went to Fort Point, Golden Gate bridge, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Painted Ladies and more. The car also comes with a video camera to allow you to film 1 hour of your trip. You are then given the SD card to take home. So much fun.
A once in a lifetime experience. I renteded the Bug as a surprise on my moms 60th birthday and it was the best surprise ever. The car is easy to drive and it took Lombard street without any problems!!!! Go for it!!!!!!!
What a great time. Our first trip to San Francisco and driving a 1961 VW convertible bug around town. The next time we go we will be renting this cutie again.
This was the best thing I have every planned for my wife. Her birthday wish was to drive a classic Bug. So I planned a whole weekend around this amazing adventure. The tour was perfect as it was created for our special interest of Old architecture. Thank you Bugster!!!
We loved the bug! It was clean and well-kept. Made our wedding even more memorable. Stan was really nice and accommodating too. I would definitely book this trip again!
Absolutely brilliant fun. Had the Bug for two hours and saw a lot of the city, including a trip over the Golden Gate bridge, in a very unique way. The GPS Stan provides is really easy to use and has all the major sights pre-programmed in, whilst the on-board video was also a great idea. Highly recommended!!
We had a blast motoring in and around SFO - in 5 hours you can really see a lot with ample time for lunch, drink and photograph stops. Stan was a great help to get us on our way. Only things to remember are that the bug is a manual/stick shift and the driver wouldn't want to be too much taller than 6ft as the driving seat was a bit squishy! All in all, a great start to our SFO visit! Thanks Stan
Awesome experience! Everyone loved the beetle! Make sure you're a confident driver as they aren't the easiest cars to drive! If you wanna do something different - this is it! (Make sure you phone to arrange a pick up time as the owner isnt always on location)
We rented he VW convertible for 5 hours and drove over the Golden Gate bridge to Sausalito and back. We also visited a few sites in San Francisco. The day was perfect and we had a wonderful time. The VW was completely restored and ran like a top. We attracted a lot of attention driving the antique. The gentlyman who rented us the car was most helpful. He provided a GPS with all the popular sites in San Francisco so getting around was easy. He also provided a video camera that mounted on the outside of the windshield and was capable of recording up to 4 hours of video. At the end of the rental he gave us the memory card from the camera to take with us.
If we return to San Francisco, we would definitely consider renting the bug again.
Unfortunately traffic can cause an issue with this tour but the service offered and its uniqueness cant be faulted. The actual experience itself was first class
It was a great experience! Fun to drive and the looks you get is well worth the drive. We did three hours and it was plenty of time to enjoy. The owner was nice and easy to get in to. The web cam a little hard to use but we used our phones. All in all I recommend it to ride the bug!
If you are prepared for the comparative difficulty of driving a Beetle after a modern car then this experience is a must. I really wanted to love this experience but I found the car difficult to drive after covering 1200 miles in a modern automatic. Give it a go though. It's a lovely way to see San Francisco and the adoring looks and comments you get from Bug admirers makes it all worthwhile!
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