When looking into the best way to explore San Francisco, nothing stood out to me more than Vantigo, with their VW Campervan City Lights Tour WITH BEER!
The name Vantigo comes from a blend of the word “van” and the Spanish word “contigo,” which means “with you.” While it’s a fun play on words, it also speaks to our philosophy. These are not the typical city tours that play recorded information to passengers on a big bus. Instead, we pick you up in a beautifully restored Volkswagen van and offer a more lively, lighthearted and authentically personal experience. We go with you – and we share our favorite San Francisco sites and stories, so that you experience this destination like a local.
We were picked up by Justin (our driver/guide) and Jerry (the van) along with another couple.
Justin offered us some local beers and wine before we headed off for the evening.
As we drove through the different neighbourhood’s of San Francisco, he told us a bit about each area in a non traditional, non boring tour guide way, with a little bit of music thrown in.
Our first stop was Coit Tower at the top of telegraph hill, where we had our first city view of the evening.
As the night got darker, San Francisco just got even more beautiful. We made further stops at:
The Palace of Fine Arts
Fort Point, to see the Golden Gate Bridge from below
and finally the most amazing stop for the night. Twin Peaks.
Along the tour we were provided with beers, and some Ghirardelli chocolate (yum)! but even without this Vantigo would be receiving a 5 star review.
It was refreshing to tour somewhere in a more intimate fashion, with insider information and some fun and laughter.
Looking for an authentic San Francisco experience? Trade the tour bus for a vintage Volkswagen van that easily navigates the city’s less-traveled lanes. Vantigo’s San Francisco City Tour takes you through 14 famed districts, complete with views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks and several other storied landmarks. Along the way, we’ll share tales of earthquakes that shaped the landscape, industrial shifts from the 1849 Gold Rush to the rise of Silicon Valley, 1960s counterculture, and surprising insights that only a local would know.
Whether this is your first San Francisco visit or you’ve lived here for years, you’ll see the city from a new perspective. Book today. Then, sit back and enjoy the ride!
To book your tickets head on over to Vantigosf.com
**our tour was complimentary, but as always all words are my own**