Unlock the Famous Streets in San Francisco on a Tuk Tuk Tour

Posted on March 29, 2018 |

Unlock the famous streets in San Francisco on Dylan’s Tours’ new tuk-tuk tour.

Dylan’s Tours has recently added electric tuk-tuks to its fleet of tour vehicles, and we couldn’t be any more excited to bring something new to our beloved San Francisco. 

Unless you’ve been to Thailand, Sri Lanka, or another part of Asia, you’ve probably never been in a regular tuk-tuk or one that is powered by an electric engine. 

With our fleet of e-tuks, we can now take tours on all the famous streets in San Francisco that our minibus could not fit on. This opportunity has made us create fun, new tuk-tuk San Francisco tours, to offer to anyone who is looking for unique things to do in San Francisco.  

E-Tuk with San Francisco city landscape in the background

The E-Tuks are small enough to fit down any street in San Francisco.

Where do we explore on our e-tuk tours?

Our tuk-tuks are smaller than most cars and can fit down the little alleyways and all of the famous San Francisco streets. Which means we can take the tuk-tuks pretty much anywhere.

The tuk-tuks come in handy for exploring the city’s world-famous Chinatown, and the famous zig-zag street in San Francisco, Lombard Street. Lombard Street is so crooked that buses and longer vehicles just aren’t allowed down it, but it’s no problem at all for our little tuk-tuks. Our tuk-tuks also can easily visit the Coit Tower, and conquer Filbert Street, the steepest street in San Francisco. 

The only limit on our exploration is speed – the e-tuks can’t go faster than 35 MPH. This means that highways and freeways are out of the question. However, with all of the famous streets in San Francisco, there is more than enough to explore without getting on a highway.

Here at Dylan’s Tours, our guides are incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to San Francisco. During the tour, we will show you dozens of local favorite spots. 

Coit Tower

Coit Tower is a must see for anyone visiting San Francisco, and one of our stops on our e-tuks tour. The tower is a beautiful example of art deco architecture created following the death of a wealthy philanthropist and volunteer firefighter, Lillie Hitchcock Coit. Coit left a third of her estate to San Francisco for “civic beautification” and the city more than delivered when they built Coit Tower in 1933.

Coit Tower is in Pioneer Park, on top of Telegraph Hill, which gives 360° panoramic views of the city, including Twin Peaks, Pier 36, San Francisco Bay, and the curvy street in San Francisco, Lombard Street.

Getting to the top of Telegraph Hill can be quite the climb, taking one of our E-Tuks is the best way to get to the top where you can see the San Francisco cityscape in style. 

Coit Tower in San Francisco, tuk tuk san francisco

Coit Tower in San Francisco is 210ft tall.

Lombard Street

As we mentioned before, Lombard Street is off-limits to tour buses, vans, and larger vehicles. Lombard Street is one of San Francisco’s most famous locations with around two million visitors each year; it’s a real shame that tour buses can’t go there. They can take you to the top, or the bottom or to another location to allow you to get a better look at the street, but all tour buses and vans are prohibited – even the little minibuses we use on Dylan’s Famous San Francisco Tour!

Another thing that makes our e-tuks tours so unique is that we get to go down this famous road in San Francisco. The tuk-tuk Lombard Street experience will be one of the many highlights on your trip to San Francisco. 

Chinatown

Chinatown in San Francisco is incredible. It’s within Central San Francisco, and it’s the oldest Chinatown in North America.

Chinatown was established in the 1850s by the Hoisanese and Zhongshanese Chinese, and it has maintained its customs, cuisine, and cultural identity ever since. Because Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America, it has had over a century and a half to develop its own distinctive aesthetic, and it is a must see for anyone visiting San Francisco. 

A trip around Chinatown in a tuk-tuk makes a lot of sense as there are so many little streets and alleyways through the district that you won’t see if you explore by foot or in a larger tour bus. Our guides can take you around Chinatown and recommend the best dim sum places, the best fast food, and the best bubble tea spots in the city.

Chinatown in San Francisco

Chinatown in San Francisco has the largest concentration of Chinese people outside Asia!

Book an e-tuk tour of San Francisco today.

There are so many places to explore in San Francisco that are perfect for our e-tuk tours, and we’re excited to add this service to Dylan’s Tours’ comprehensive range of San Francisco tours

Please get in touch if you have any questions about our tuk-tuk tours or any of our other San Francisco tours. Book with us today and explore the famous streets, attractions, and the famous houses in San Francisco in the comfort and convenience of our tuk-tuks.

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