If you fancy taking a tour of San Francisco by night time, you are able to do so in a restored Volkswagen camper van. Tour company Vantigo is providing night excursions as a part of Airbnb Experiences, and says that they provide guests a vigorous, light-hearted and authentically private expertise.
“We share our favourite San Francisco sites, stories, restaurants and pastimes, so that you can experience the Bay like a local,” Vantigo proprietor, Erik Hormann, tells Lonely Planet. “I’ve been in love with Volkswagens and San Francisco since I was a kid crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in our family bus. You cannot beat climbing the hills in a classic. One of my favourite things is to show people around the city, including the little nooks and crannies. I own four VWs and a 1951 Ford Bus named Sally. If you want to learn about beer, San Francisco, wine or VWs, I’m always up for the conversation.”
The night tour begins in Union Square, with a drive within the coronary heart of town. The bus then travels 40km by ten districts, making stops at Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks, the place there can be loads of photograph alternatives. Visitors will be taught in regards to the historical past of San Francisco, together with the earthquakes and hippie motion that formed town as a complete.
Erik is married to Amy they usually have a toddler son. He got here up with the concept whereas working at an unfulfilling tech job, and started driving round at night time perfecting his route and studying every part he may in regards to the metropolis. The identify Vantigo comes from a mix of the phrase “van” and the Spanish phrase “contigo,” which suggests “with you.” The company affords every part from metropolis, beer and wine excursions, to marriage ceremony charters and large-scale company outings.
“I strive to fill the niche for people who want to do tourist-y things without feeling like a tourist,” says Erik. “We see ourselves running somewhat of a day camp for adults on vacation – or stay-cation. I think visitors are always pleasantly surprised that we’re not a gimmick and that our team is really passionate about sharing San Francisco with other folks.”
To e book an evening tour by Airbnb Experiences see right here. To take a look at Vantigo’s web site, see right here.