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Each letter in the Greetings from San Francisco postcard mural spells out history, architecture and tales of San Francisco.
The Immigrant Story Behind the Classic “Greetings From” Postcards  Long before Instagram, Americans showed off their travels using Curt Teich’s cheery linen postcards.

Linen Greeting From postcards, named for their embossed linen-like texture, were tremendously popular in the United States during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. There is no exact count, but deltiologists—people who study postcards—estimate that publishers developed over 150,000 different images and printed millions of copies. Cards typically depicted American scenes, venues, and businesses. They sold for a penny or were given away by local entrepreneurs or at tourist destinations.
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S-A-N

“S” – Fisherman’s Wharf and Crab Wheel Sign

More Fisherman’s Wharf Info 

Fishermans Wharf Crab Wheel Sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A” – Postcard Row “Painted Ladies”

More Alamo Square Park, Postcard Row and Painted Ladies Info 

Postcard Row "Painted Ladies" San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“N” – Palace of Fine Arts

More Palace of Fine Arts Info 

Palace of Fine Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F-R-A-N-C-I-S-C-O

“F” – Golden Gate Bridge

More Golden Gate Bridge Info

Golden Gate Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“R” – Chinatown San Francisco

More Chinatown Info

Chinatown San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A” – San Francisco City Hall

More City Hall and Civic Center Info

San Francisco City Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“N”- Alcatraz Island and Prison

More Alcatraz Island and Prison Info

 

Alcatraz Island and Prison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“C” – Lombard Street – The Crookedest Street

Lombard Street Info 

Lombard Street - The Crookedest Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I” – Coit Tower and Telegraph Hill

More Coit Tower and Telegraph Hill Information

Coit Tower and Telegraph Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“S” – San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge

San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, known locally as the Bay Bridge or as the Emperor Norton Bridge, is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 260,000 vehicles a day on its two decks.

Oakland Bay Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“C” – San Francisco Ferry Building

San Francisco Ferry Building and Embarcadro Info

San Francisco Ferry Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“O” – San Francisco Cable Cars

More Cable Car Museum Information 

San Francisco Cable Cars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CA – California

“C” – California State Bird – The California Quail

The California quail (Lophortyx californica), also known as the valley quail, became the official state bird in 1931. A widely distributed and prized game bird, it is known for its hardiness and adaptability.

 

California State Bird - The California Quail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A” – California State Flower – The Golden Poppy

Golden Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica) is also sometimes known as the Flame Flower, la amapola, and Copa de Oro (cup of gold). The Golden Poppy, belonging to the Papaveraceae family, grows wild throughout California, and became the state flower in 1903.

California State Flower - The Golden Poppy

LUCKY TUK TUK PRIVATE GROUP CITY TOURS  in San Francisco

The most fun you can have on 3 wheels.

A sustainable, vibrant, and unforgettable touring experience
Launched in May 2019, Lucky Tuk Tuk is a sustainable, vibrant, unforgettable touring experience based in San Francisco, Calif. The brightly painted eco-friendly electric vehicles can accommodate up to six passengers plus a driver.

Owners Brian & Bain Huber and GM Brandon Luse also operate the city’s popular Segway tours and other sightseeing ventures. Fully-guided city tours through 15 neighborhoods and Evening City Lights tours are offered daily. Tailormade private tuk Tuk charters can include custom routes and of course karaoke.

Call: 415-851-9190
E-mail Letsgo@lucky-tuk-tuk.com
Website: lucky-tuk-tuk.com

 

Ultimate SF Lucky Tuk Tuk Private Group City Tour

lucky tuk tuk om lombard street SF curviest roadZip around beautiful San Francisco in cozy, electric Tuk Tuk! Explore more than 15 neighborhoods in this modern-day rickshaw with a fully narrated, guided tour

See more sights in an eco-friendly Tuk Tuk than you could ever see on foot. Climb San Francisco’s tallest hills in this small but mighty vehicle! Marvel at the sparkling San Francisco Bay and city skyline, enjoy the sights and smells of Fisherman’s Wharf, green spaces in Golden Gate Park and murals in the Mission. Your experienced, entertaining tour guide narrates your 2.5-hour excursion, stopping often for “Instagram worthy” photos!

Your tour starts in Fisherman’s Wharf at Umbrella Alley. Private group Tours are limited to five riders per Tuk Tuk (6 guests ok with group that includes children and adults).

INFORMATION AND ULTIMATE LUCKY TUK TUK CITY TOUR RESERVATIONS

 

Lucky Tuk Tuk at Night – Private Group San Francisco Lights Tour

Lucky Tuk Tuk at Night - San Francisco Lights TourExplore San Francisco at night in a cozy, electric Tuk Tuk! Get up close to the glittering lights and go where buses don’t dare in this modern-day rickshaw. Live commentary included!

Nighttime San Francisco offers the most awesome views and you won’t miss a single one when you see them from an eco-friendly Tuk Tuk.

Enjoy the sparkling lights of San Francisco in this small but mighty electric vehicle! Load up your Instagram with shots of the bejeweled skyline and magnificent Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the bustle of Fisherman’s Wharf, take in the Bay Bridge light show from the Embarcadero, cruise through back alleys of Chinatown and savor the aromas of Italian dinners in North Beach. Your 2-hour excursion is narrated by entertaining tour guides who know their stuff!

Your tour stsarts at Umbrella Alley in  Fisherman’s Wharf. Tours are limited to five riders per Tuk Tuk (6 guests OK with group that includes children and adults).

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, we also offer a festive Holiday Lights and Sites Tuk Tuk Tour.

INFORMATION AND SAN FRANCISCO CITY LIGHTS RIVATE GROUP NIGHT TOUR RESERVATIONS 

 

 

 

 

SF SCOOTER ADVENTURES -Private Group E-Scooter Tours in San Francisco

E-Scooter private group tours provide the best way to explore San Francisco’s soaring views, exhilarating hills, and famous sights. Scoot through the city in a fraction of the time you’d spend walking!  Ride on the best – Imax S1+ Electric Scooters with large tires, spacious deck, powerful motors and a range of 15 – 20 miles. Every guest receives a radio receiver and earbud, ensuring you’ll always hear what our tour guides have to say.

Reservations: 415-523-1300
Email: info@sfscooteradventures.com
Online: sfscooteradventures.com

 

3 HOUR ELECTRIC SCOOTER PRIVATE GROUP TOUR TO GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

2.5 HOUR ELECTRIC SCOOTER TOUR TO GOLDEN GATE BRIDGEOur scooters not only have more power than the average rental but when you ride one, you’re also cruising to the Golden Gate Bridge in style.  Best of all, scooters are a blast to ride!

Take off with yor group on our 3Hour Electric Scooter Tour that wheels through Maritime Park and then out to the Marina Green through the Presidio on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy incredible views of San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and the city skyline.

After a brief session on how to safely operate the electric scooter, you will explore San Francisco’s Waterfront for approximately 3 hours. Private Tours are limited to 10 riders per tour guide.

Numerous stops perfect for Instagram  – so don’t forget your smart phone.

MORE INFO AND E-SCOOTER TO GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE RESERVATIONS: 

PRIVATE TOUR RATES AND GUEST AGES:

Minimum 3 guests needed to operate this tour:

  • 3 guests $125.00 per person
  • 4 to 5 guests $115.00 per peson
  • 6 to 7 guests $105.00 per person
  • 8 to 9 guersts $95.00 per person
  • 10 to 16 guests  $85.00 per person

All guests must be age 16 and older. Under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

PRIVATE e-SCOOTER TOURS STARTING IN FISHERMAN’S WHARF

PERSONAL TOUR GUIDE FOR YOUR PARTY EXPLORING AMAZING AND ICONIC SAN FRANCISCO DESTINATIONS.

YOUR GROUP WILL LOVE SCOOTING THROUGH THE WATERFRONT OR GOLDEN GATE PARK ON OUR NEW FLEET OF ELECTRIC SCOOTERS.

This one-of-a-kind fully guided and narrated experience takes you on a memorable and fun filled tour along San Francisco’s picturesque waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Or choose to start in Golden Gate Park and blast off on our scooters to Ocean Beach. A city as unique as San Francisco demands a unique way to tour it, and an electric scooter is the answer!

PRIVATE GROUP TOUR ITINERARIES:

The Wharf to Bridge Private Group Scooter Tour route follows the waterfront and allows guests great views of San Francisco Bay and the City Skyline. T

After a brief training session on how to safely operate the electric scooter, you will explore the San Francisco waterfront or Golden Gate Park for three hours.  Your experienced and fun tour guide will narrate your tour through a compact single ear-bud sound system.

Each guest is issued a compact radio receiver so they don’t miss a detail of what the guide is saying about each site seen on the tour. Numerous stops are made for photos – so don’t forget your camera.

MORE INFO ON PRIVATE E-SCOOTER TOURS IN SAN FRANCISCO 

 

SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRIC TOUR COMPANY

San Francisco Segway & Electric Scooter Tours

Segway Tours. Private VIP Tour and Team Building Events

ABOUT:

Ride with the Original Bay Area Segway Tour Company – The San Francisco Electric Tour Company
For over 26 years, our family-owned and operated tour and travel publication businesses have promoted the notion that no town in the world is as much fun as San Francisco.The San Francisco Electric Tour Company offers fun-filled tours of one of the world’s most beautiful cities on the world’s most unique transportation device: the Segway!New for 2018 we added top of the line electric Scooters from I-Max and Eco-reco to the tour fleet.Whether you’re an adventurous single looking for an unusual way to experience San Francisco or a parent with children over 12 years old trying to keep the family entertained on vacation, you’ll love the unforgettable experience of riding a Segway. Folks over age 16 will love our new Electric Scooter tours.

Phone: 415-474-3130

Email: info@electrictourcompany.com

Website: electrictourcompany.com

Wharf, San Francisco Waterfront & North Beach – most popular Segway tour!

Fisherman's Wharf Segway TourVisit the piers of world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf and explore the hidden alleys of historic Little Italy in North Beach. Enjoy spectacular views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the amazing San Francisco waterfront!

This fully narrated tour is 2.5 hours long, including fun training.

INFORMATION AND WHARF & WATERFRONT SEGWAY TOUR RESERVATIONS 

 

The Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

The Most Popular Golden Gate Park Segway Tour Route

The Official Golden Gate Park Segway TourHave a blast gliding through seven beautiful miles of Golden Gate Park’slandscaped trails and roads.
Visit hidden sights that include the Lilly Pond, Shakespeare Garden and Fern Grotto.

The tour explores the park’s East end, including the National Aids Memorial, Music Concourse, Pioneer Grove, and Stow Lake.

Tour guides share tidbits and trivia about the Park’s stewards over the years, the impact of WWII on the Japanese Tea Garden, and the story of the park’s historical transformation from bleak sand dunes to today’s lush vista.

Electric Tour Company is the only authorized and permitted Segway Company in Golden Gate Park. Guided tours are the best experience – With our tour guides and headset narration you won’t get lost and miss the best sights and off the beaten track corners of the park.

This fully narrated tour is 2.5 hours long, including fun training.

MORE INFO ABOUT THE GOLDEN GATE PARK SEGWAY TOUR AND RESERVATIONS 

 

Artist Maxfield Bala has been commissioned to paint a new mural in Fisherman’s Wharf at the headquarters of the Electric Tour Company and Lucky Tuk Tuk.

 

ABOUT MAXFIELD BALA:

Maxfield Bala Creative is a multi faceted mural company proudly based out of the San Francisco, Bay Area. As a creative force we have effectively translated our clients visions to render impressive murals towards public beautification projects, commercial campaigns and advertising. Founded in 2015 our unique and quality creative work has resulted in projects with some of the world’s largest brands and home grown start ups. We believe that a quality creative product derives from genuine artistic talent, creative story telling, and a strong work ethic. Our services offer businesses the unique ability to deliver a genuine experience their customers and clients desire. We thrive on making creative visions a reality

Maxfield Bala

Born in 1993, Maxfield Bala is a multi disciplined artist based out of the San Francisco, Bay Area. Bala’s imaginative work stems from a childhood surrounded by artistic development and product design through his parents eclectic design careers. Over the years Maxfield Bala’s artistic disciplines vastly expanded to include illustration, graphic design, sculpture and large scale mural painting using multimedia applications. Each discipline building upon one another to help create a variety of artistic styles unique to the artist. Expanding on his abilities, Maxfield launched San Francisco art and design company Bala Creative in 2015 to serve a larger audience and international client base

Maxfield is the owner and creative director of Bala Creative. Every project throughout the site is headed, painted and designed in large part by Maxfield Bala with help from our select team of talented assistants and team members.

RECENT MURAL PROJECTS:

Mural Location: Petaluma, Ca (San Francisco, Bay Area)

OTHER COOL MURAL PROJECTS:

 

Lagunitas Brewing Company in Las Vegas.

Greetings from our Favorite City San Francisco!

The “Greetings from San Francisco” postcard mural was created in July 2019 as part of the Umbrella Alley SF project.  We invite you to visit the mural located in Fisherman’s Wharf – a perfect backdrop for your San Francisco vacation photo.

The “Greetings From San Francisco Mural” is sponsored by:

San Francisco Electric Tour Company – Segway Tours in Fisherman’s Wharf and Golden Gate Park
SF Scooter Adventures – Private Group E-Scooter TGuided ours starting in Fisherman’s Wharf 
Lucky Tuk Tuk – Private Group SF Ultimate City Tours 
Segway and E-Scooter Team Building and Scavenger Hunts 

San Francisco Jeep Tours

 

Drop in visit the Mural in Fisherman’s Wharf :

757 Beach Street San Francisco CA 94108

Located in the drive way near the Wells Fargo ATM. Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am until sunset. Monday and Tuesday openings announced on UmbrellaAlleySF Instagram story.

Tag your photos with  #umbrellaalleysf

 

Check out updates and new pics on our social media channels:

Twitter: #GreetingsSF

Instagram : #greetingsfromsanfran

Facebook:  Facebook.com/greetingsfromsanfran

 

About the Mural Artist Maxfield Bala

Artist Maxfield Bala has been commissioned to paint a new mural in Fisherman’s Wharf at the headquarters of the Electric Tour Company and Lucky Tuk Tuk.

Read all about Maxfield and his many art and mural projects.