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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:2.5 hours

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

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.


  • 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. Enjoy nighttime views of Alcatraz and Fisherman's Wharf before ending your Segway tour at the start point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

the most fun ever on wheels.
The Segway is very easy to master, incredible fun to use and the guide was totally informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We were a little nervous trying Segway for the first time on the roads of San Francisco at night but the tour from start to finish was excellent. We had Aaron as our tour guide who was a genuinely nice and friendly guy who didn't seem as though he was doing it for the tips. The training at the start was really helpful and gave you confidence before you set off. After we started to explore the streets Aaron was extremely knowledgable about the city and gave a lot of information throughout the evening and was happy to take photos of everyone. It was a stand out tour and one of the best we did on our multi city trip to the USA. The Segways were excellent and I'd like to get my own now! I like the way Aaron never mentioned anything about tips and there were no signs about it like many of the other tours we went on, this was a nice touch and he deserves tipping highly for his excellent customer care and service. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to be riding around the roads of San Francisco on a Segway was brilliant tour guide was very funny and great entertainment to. Perhaps the tour went on a little bit to long, but still was brilliant and great fun for all ages.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved it! What a fun way to see around some of the sights. And really great to do so at nighttime when traffic was much more pleasant and often streets were totally empty. Thanks! Lisa and Holly, New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was awesome and the guides were hilarious. Had a great time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is an awesome tour. 14 year old daughter and wife went with me. Papa duck, a.k.a.Devon, is a charming tour guide. Great informative tales of " the City" with a great flair of humor. We will be back. The group we were with became like family.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We loved loved Robin! She's awesome!!! Tour was so amazing and we loved how they gave us jackets and gloves because it got so cold!!! Will definitely do again in other cities we visit or when we are back in San Fran we will do the experienced uphill downhill one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was more fun than I could have imagined. I was worried that I would feel awkward on the segway, but it was a very natural feeling kind of like skiing, I'm told. The guide was great and the training was just right. We learned a lot and it was just so amazing being able to do that in the city at night. Be warned that you are going to be on your feet keeping balance and everything for about 3 hours, so do your stretches before you go! We can't wait to go back and do all of the rest of their tours. For a family of 4, I gulped a little bit when I paid for us all, but it was WELL worth the price!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Tyler was awesome!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015


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