San Francisco has the perfect ingredients for a great bike ride – it’s bike friendly, has great weather (particularly in spring and fall) and has incredibly dramatic scenery. Over 50 miles of connecting bike lanes link neighborhoods and iconic areas all around the peninsula. The only downside, especially for the occasional biker, is that it’s hilly. Don’t worry though, because in creating bike-friendly routes, planners have figured out how to get around those dauntingly steep hills! Biking happens to be the transportation of choice for many locals and motorists are used to sharing the road with bikers. For people who just like to bike around wearing jeans and sneakers as well as for dedicated cyclists with great quads decked out in all the right gear, below is a list of great places see by bike in San Francisco.
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It might not be snowing in San Francisco, but there’s a winter wonderland to explore at the California Academy of Sciences! This all-encompassing attraction houses an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum all in one place. Step inside and revel in the wonder of ’Tis the Season for Science, the Academy’s annual holiday exhibit showcasing the science behind the festive season. The Academy has fully decked the halls with snow flurries, caroling and live entertainment. Get into the holiday spirit with these family-friendly activities that will leave everyone with lasting memories.
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Looking for a way to see San Francisco’s amazing sights without the major workout of walking up, down and around the city’s steep, near vertical streets? See it easily and see more of it on a guided Segway tour. For a really fun and interesting time, pick the one that takes you to the places you came to see – the Wharf and Waterfront, Golden Gate Park, or the neighborhoods of Chinatown, North Beach, Little Italy and the Embarcadero at night. On a Segway, with a fun, knowledgeable guide leading the pack, you’ll see places and details you might never find on your own. While each tour is a totally different visual experience, they are all the same in important ways. They’re all fun, interesting, easy, safe, and the guides are great! With a maximum of 8 riders per tour (ages 12 and older, 18 and under accompanied by an adult), camaraderie develops between guide and riders, making it a really pleasant experience.
With so many wonderful things to do in San Francisco, it’s hard to decide what to do. When traveling with family or friends, coming to a consensus can be difficult. There is a way! Get everyone a Go Card! The 1 Day Pass has 27 choices, encompassing everything from San Francisco tours and excursions on land and water to museums, aquariums, and active experiences. There’s something for everyone and the admission prices are discounted over the gate price. But how to decide? Here are some suggestions.
Segway through San Francisco
In a city known for its steep, near vertical streets, walking up, down and around them to see the sights can be a workout. See it easily and see more of it on a Segway tour. San Francisco Electric Tour Company has a super selection of guided Segway tours. While each tour is a totally different visual experience, they have a lot in common – all are fun, easy, safe, and the guides are great. Never ridden a Segway before? No worries. Training precedes every tour.