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Enjoy the Pioneering Spirit at the Oregon Wine Trail

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on March 4, 2020

Have you ever wanted to recreate the magic of the Oregon Trail but without all of the starvation, death by dysentery, and caulking the wagons? Have you ever wanted it with a lot more wine involved? Then you’re in luck! This year, on March 4th, more than 50 different wineries from our friendly neighbors from Oregon will be traveling to 511 Harrison Street in San Francisco in order to present to you one of the most exciting wine-themed events of the entire year at The Oregon Trail Wine Tasting 2020.

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Port of San Francisco ‘Walkshop’ Tours

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on April 11, 2018

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.

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Haas-Lilienthal House Tours

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on April 10, 2018

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.

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Walking Tours

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on May 16, 2017

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.

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Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on November 5, 2015

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.

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A Day Tour of San Francisco

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on July 6, 2015

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.

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San Francisco Segway Tours

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on June 24, 2015

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!

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San Francisco’s Top Tourist Attractions

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on April 1, 2015

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:

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Walking Tours in San Francisco

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on February 4, 2015

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!

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Dutch Company Announces Submersible Limousine for Ultra-Wealthy Clientele

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on December 10, 2012

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!

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