Do you have interest in shaping the future of the waterfront? Then the Port of San Francisco wants to hear from you. In April, the agency in charge of the port will be holding two public walking tours and an open house workshop. The idea behind these tours and meetings is to share recommendations that came out of a 2.5 year long process to update the Waterfront Plan.
The houses of San Francisco are something that visitors to the city have always taken notice of. There is some stunning old world architecture on display in our great city. Houses dating all the way back to the Victorian era live along their modern counterparts. For those of us that have been dying to step back into the past, and take in one of these houses, the wait is over.
San Francisco is a town full of iconic locations that everybody knows of. You pay a bunch of money to go on a bog standard tour of the city that may get you some nice photos, but almost no actual knowledge of the city and it’s history. If you’re looking for deep insight and lore, you might want to check out San Francisco City Guides. They provide walking tours of the city that may show you something the other companies can’t provide you.
Are you looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the urban holiday season, vehicle, and pedestrian traffic? While it’s a season of merriment, the 24/7 city-esque nature of it all can become taxing even to the most extroverted Bay Area residents. One of our favorite getaways is the 243-acre Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve. This preserve is located on the Pescadero State Beach. From riparian woods to tidal estuary, a number of habitats serve as homes to gorgeous wildlife. From breathtaking cliffs to serene sandy areas, the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve makes for a lovely daytrip.
Planning a visit to San Francisco? Be sure the check out these iconic landmarks while you are there. For an unforgettable transportation alternative, call Nationwide Limousine Service at 800-339-8936.
San Francisco has long been known for its unique and iconic sets of wheels as area residents and visitors are continually discovering new and exciting ways to get around the city. Each year, millions of travelers ride the San Fran trolley, and if your timing is right, you might just find hordes of body-painted fixed-gear bicyclists parading through the heart of California’s Bay Area. Nowadays, however, there is another way to tour the city: seeing San Fran via Segway is all the rage. From urban sightseeing to Segway ballet, the Segway seems to be everywhere!
Whether you’re coming to San Francisco for the first time or are a regular visitor, there are a few must-see sights that never get old, and that you have to see while in the city. While the list could go on and on, here are our top five favorites:
Getting to know a new city is a challenge. There are plenty of guidebooks and tourist maps to help you out, but they only amount to so much theory and only the smallest amount of practice. How much better it would be if there were people to show you around, if you could somehow manage to find a citizen of the city who loves San Francisco so much that they are willing to dedicate their time and energy to familiarizing you with her. Well, there are!
Because it is our mission to bring our readers all sorts of limousine news from the sublime to the ridiculous, we thought we’d share this limo news item out of the Netherlands. A Dutch company called U-Boat Worx, which manufactures custom submarines, has announced that they have created the world’s first “subsea limousine,” the C-Explorer 5. This underwater limo was unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show this past September and seats up to four guests, including the chauffeur.
Aimed squarely at customers at the higher end of the income bracket, the C-Explorer 5 retails for around $2.4 million and is designed for intrepid owners who want to explore depths down to 1,000 feet below sea level. It is capable of reaching speeds up to 3 knots, or 3.5 miles per hour and is equipped with high-capacity lithium-ion batteries that can power the limo up to eight hours. This limousine closely resembles the remotely operated vessels (ROVs) that researchers use to explore the ocean’s depths but on a larger scale. A pressurized steel and acrylic sphere protects the occupants, and the sphere is framed by a steel cage and outboard pontoon-like structures, which house the thrusters and stabilizers.
If the occupants happen to get a bit more adventurous than they planned, the vessel is capable of supporting the crew for up to 96 hours or even longer with the optional 16-hour batteries. The chauffeur controls the underwater limo through dual-2kWh thrusters and optional dual-1.2kWh thrusters for controlling side-to-side movement. Moving inside, the amenities are more practical than luxurious by necessity. The CE5 features LED lighting, air conditioning, bucket seats and underwater instrumentation. However, the CE5 does offer some cool amenities not found on most limousines: there is a smaller tethered ROV for exploring tighter spaces, an external arm, a high-definition camcorder and sonar equipment.
There is no doubt that this limousine is one of the coolest limos that we have seen, but it isn’t very practical. After all, where is the wet bar, moon roof, flat-screen TV, audio system, privacy screen and other luxurious amenities found in all of our San Francisco limousines? While this limo may be great for a specific kind of sightseeing, and a spectacular one at that, it would have limited range and appeal for most of our guests. If you want a San Francisco limo, party bus or other type of luxury transportation for an upcoming wedding, concert or other special occasion held above sea level, call us at NLS Limo today at 800-339-8936. Our Bay Area limousines might not be able to take you and your guests on an underwater adventure, but we’d be glad to transport you to the Aquarium of the Bay, Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences, Monterey Bay Aquarium or any other destination you’d like!
Are you expecting a visit from friends or relatives and need a fun, luxurious and affordable way to show off our beautiful Bay Area? Rent one of our San Francisco limos, and treat them to one of our sightseeing tours! Renting a Bay Area limo for sightseeing instead of doing the driving yourself makes sense for many reasons such as these:
- Allowing you to focus on your guests
Renting a San Francisco limo for your sightseeing tour allows you to enjoy the ride as well! Instead of driving everyone from one destination to the next, you can focus instead on being a gracious host and catching up with friends and family.
- Not having to deal with traffic
Why not leave the driving to the pros? Your chauffeur will know the best routes for taking in the sights and getting around traffic snarls, and you can enjoy not having to drive for once.
- Giving your visitors a special experience
Surprising your guests with a limo ride for their sightseeing tour will surely be an experience that they will never forget! Everyone likes to be pampered, and riding in a limousine is the ultimate in luxury and comfort.
Imagine resting comfortably in the back of your limo, sipping a glass of your favorite beverage and taking in the San Francisco skyline. Or the Golden Gate Bridge. Or cruising along the coast. The possibilities are endless! Instead of dreading traffic and parking, you’ll be relaxing in the back of your limo and having a wonderful time!
We have lots of money-saving sightseeing tours from which to choose, or you can also create your own itinerary and show off your city and area with your own custom sightseeing tour. For more information about your San Francisco limo and sightseeing tour options, or to ask about creating your own tour, just give us a call today at 800-339-8936. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and make every effort to accommodate special requests. Call us at NLS Limo today to find out why we are the Bay Area’s premier limousine service!