Along the blue bay lies a glittering, colorful city of San Francisco. Boasting beautiful landmarks, cozy restaurants, and a unique, hilly layout, this destination is one-of-a-kind. Although there are some great options for public transportation, like the iconic streetcars, and plenty of taxis to help get around, it can be a blast to try something new. One great mode that works will with the steep streets and narrow pathways is a Segway. These can be rented through touring companies to be used individually or in an official tour. Either way, seeing San Francisco by Segway is a fun and active way to get a lay of the land!
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Start by the Water
When many travelers think of San Francisco, they imagine the attraction on the bay. The waterfront and Marina areas are most popular with visitors. Zip through Fisherman’s Wharf to find the large crab sign marking the once pivotal spot for commercial fishing in the city. There’s some wonderful seafood restaurants along the walkway, as well as several museums. Head to the Musee Mecanique to see some interesting and historical coin-operated video game collections. There’s also an array of souvenir stores filled with oddities and items to take home, that welcome you to park the Segway outside.
You can bring a Segway to Alcatraz, but you can also simply take a ferry and leave it behind for this leg of the trip. Alcatraz was once a working prison that housed infamous crooks such as Al Capone. Tours allow guests to peek inside empty cells and hear past stories of daring escapes and horrible crimes committed.
From there, it’s time for a snack. The Ghirardelli Square is a perfect place to have a bite to eat and stroll through various shops. This was named after the iconic chocolate company, which still produces sweets today in the city. Have an ice cream smothered in signature chocolate sauce located inside the clock tower building. There are also a few steakhouses and a winery located in the square.
Try New Neighborhoods
While people often stick to the waterfront when exploring San Francisco, it’d be a shame to miss out on all the other great spots throughout the various neighborhoods. For instance, The Mission is an up and coming district full of breweries, Latin restaurants, and pretty parks. Have a drink at the Southern Pacific Brewing Company at the trendy outdoor patio, then catch a show at the small, intimate theater called Marsh.
Have a blast in the sprawling city of San Francisco, a perfect destination for any West Coast adventure.