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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  2.5 hours
When the sun goes down in San Francisco, a twinkling display of lights keeps the city glowing throughout the night. While a brisk stroll is one way to admire this nightly light show, why not cover more ground on a Segway tour of Chinatown, North Beach and the Embarcadero? It’s a rare opportunity to take this two-wheeler on the streets of some of San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods after dark. Your guide keeps you, family and friends on track with fun trivia and facts about the sights you pass, and there are plenty of stops to take photos along the way.

Highlights

  • Evening Segway tour of Chinatown, North Beach and the Embarcadero
  • Glide along the streets of San Francisco for 2.5 hours, accompanied by a guide
  • Cruise through the lantern-lit streets of Chinatown and discover hidden alleys
  • Stop for photos in front of the historic fleet of ships berthed at Hyde Street Pier
  • Check out a light installation that makes the Bay Bridge glitter
  • Helmet and safety vests provided; jackets and gloves available

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Try a new, fun way of sightseeing on an evening Segway tour of the city. On a Segway, you can cover more ground and see more of San Francisco's charming neighborhoods, with the intimacy and interaction you expect to get on a small walking tour.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco at Night: Segway Tour of North Beach, Chinatown and the Embarcadero

Explore fun locales like Chinatown on this evening Segway tour

Join a troupe of Segway riders on Beach Street, along Fisherman’s Wharf, to gear up for your evening ride with a 40-minute safety orientation. Along with a helmet and safety vest, you’ll get hooked up with a radio device so you don’t miss any of your guide’s commentary along the way. Once you feel comfortable on your two-wheeler, hit the streets to see Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Embarcadero lit up at night. It’s a great way to see the city in a new light!

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.

Halloween Tour
Enjoy a spooky twist on your Segway tour with this special Halloween adventure! In the days leading up to Halloween (October 31), uncover San Francisco’s deranged past as you creep through the hidden areas of Chinatown, North Beach and the Embarcadero. Search for ghosts along the Barbary Coast, meet harlots in the dark back alleys of Chinatown, discover tunnels to nowhere, and hear sordid tales of San Francisco's infamous thieves, tramps, gamblers, whoremongers, cut throats and murderers. Recommended for ages 17 years and older.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

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