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Overview

Ride a GoCar all over San Francisco as it navigates for you and provides a guided tour. Take as long as you like to explore the city with a storytelling car as your guide — what Time Magazine has called "one of the coolest inventions of the year." Let this tiny car show you what the city is all about, learn about its history and visit sites like the Presidio, Coit Tower, Chinatown and Lombard Street. Pick up your car at one of two convenient locations: Union Square or Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Private, guided talking tour car rental
  • Explore San Francisco city on a two-seater, talking GPS go car
  • Travel around San Francisco at your own pace on a self guided tour
  • Visit San Francisco attractions including Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach
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Rental of GPS touring car
Rider orientation
Tank of gas
Helmets
Map
8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19

Departure Point

431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Pick up your GoCar at one of two convenient locations: at Union Square or on Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf. Up to 2 people can fit in this roofless, 3-wheeled car that reaches speeds of 35 miles per hour. This is a unique way to explore the City by the Bay, and GoCars aren't available in any other place in the nation. 

Strap on your helmet, climb into the tiny car, and take off on your city adventure. Listen for directions that are clear and informative, telling you where to go and commentary about the historical and cultural significance of your destinations. Follow the designated route or make up your own tour based on your interests like film, art or nature. Explore the city at your own pace, stopping to spend more time at places that interest you. Landmarks on the preloaded tour include over 50 points of interest like Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Fort Point, Crissy Field, Lombard Street and the Palace of Fine Arts. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. One of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition, it is still situated on its original site. In addition to hosting art exhibitions, it remains a popular attraction for tourists and locals.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Certainly the most-photographed bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge is synonymous with San Francisco. Drive up to the viewing area, or the foot of the bridge at Fort Point, to take pictures. You can take even better pictures at Baker Beach, a few minutes drive past the bridge!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lombard Street
Nothing beats zooming down Lombard Street, San Francisco's "Crookedest Street" in your GoCar at the end of your tour. This is a great way to experience one of San Francisco's most iconic streets.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Fisherman's Wharf
Drive through San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, passing the bustling Crab Shacks, Bakeries and Curio Shops on your way to Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to wave to the other visitors!
Stop At:  
Ocean Beach
Look for sand dollars in the fog and take photos of Seal Rock as it juts out of the Pacific Ocean at Ocean Beach.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Presidio of San Francisco
Some of the most beautiful views of San Francisco Bay are in the Presidio, a decommissioned military base that boasts beautiful architecture, a War Memorial, the Disney Museum and even a bowling alley! This area is just a 15 minute drive from Fisherman's Wharf, but feels like another world!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fort Point National Historic Site
At the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point is both an excellent photo spot for the bridge and a fascinating monument to Gold Rush -era San Francisco.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Crissy Field
Crissy Field is where San Franciscan's exercise and play. Wave to runners, soccer players and dog walkers as you zoom past beautiful views of the Bay on your way to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Park
A natural and cultural center, Golden Gate Park spans almost half the length of San Francisco, and is home to the Conservatory of Flowers, California Academy of Sciences, deYoung Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake and the Buffalo Paddock.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Legion of Honor
View the Rodin Sculpture "The Thinker" outside the beautiful Legion f Honor Museum.
Stop At:  
Sutro Baths
Sutro Baths are all that remains of what was once a popular SF natatorium that was destroyed in a fire. A hauntingly beautiful spot to view the North Pacific Ocean.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar - not per person.
  • Pickup location must be chosen at time of booking. This is the location where your GoCar will be reserved
  • Driver must be 21 years or older to rent and must provide a major credit card and valid driver’s license at the time of check-in. A driver’s license must be in the customer’s physical possession (no photocopy). For foreign customer’s, an international license is not necessary.
  • Passengers must be 4 years of age or older - and small children must safely fit into one of our DOT approved helmets. The GoCar is registered as a motorcycle - but a motorcycle license is not required to operate the vehicle.
  • All renters must be able to read, understand and sign a liability release and waiver form (standard participant agreement)
  • On the day of rental, a $500 security deposit will be held on the customer’s credit card. If a CDW or SLI insurance plan is selected, a $150 security deposit will be held. The security deposit is released when the GoCar is returned.
  • Foreign language options are available in French, Spanish, Italian and German
  • For the safety and comfort of passengers the maximum height is 6'4" (1.9m) and maximum combined weight of 500 lbs (226.8 kg) for two passengers
  • Can you stop along the way?
  • Yes, you set your own pace. The car always knows where you are and you can park anywhere you want (motorcycle parking or car parking) for as long as you want, and as soon as you start to drive again, the car will begin to talk!
  • Do you have to stay on the tour?
  • Absolutely not! If there is a San Francisco sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map provided to navigate your own way through the city streets.
  • Vehicles:
  • Are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco - a major bonus!
  • How fast does the car go?
  • Up to 35-mph. Note that drivers in San Francisco do not typically drive fast, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.
  • Can you cross the Golden Gate Bridge?
  • No, but the tour will navigate you to Fort Point. Here the bridge soars about 200-feet above your head. It is possible to gain pedestrian access to the bridge span from the car park at the bridge vantage point.
  • What is a CDW?
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an optional form of insurance similar to rental car insurance that limits your liability in case of accident. It is non-refundable. If you opt to purchase the CDW your deposit for rented a GoCar is only USD$150.00 instead of USD$400.00
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY GoCar Rentals, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during GoCar San Francisco Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by GoCar San Francisco Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during GoCar San Francisco Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by GoCar San Francisco Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during GoCar San Francisco Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by GoCar San Francisco Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during GoCar San Francisco Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by GoCar San Francisco Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during GoCar San Francisco Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by GoCar San Francisco Tour.

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star-4
Cool experience but no code sent
Sonya_W
, Jun 2021
I gifted the Go Car tour to my husband. He loved the experience! It was such a fun and exciting way to explore the city. The GPS was slow once or twice while on the route but thankfully we were given a map. I recommend two or more hours to get the full tour of sights. My only complaint is that I completed the online signup for an instant 10% discount but I never received the code. Why offer the discount code if it is not going to be sent?
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star-5
Had a blast also was very informative
Sonia_A
, Jun 2021
Was fun. Also very informative. Got to get to know of places. I never even knew about. Got lots of great pictures.
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star-5
Amazing!
KenaB
, Jun 2021
Easily the best way to tour San Francisco. I’ll be sure to do this again in the future. Truly an experience I’ll never forget!
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star-5
Most creative, genius tour
Treniece
, Jun 2021
It was the most amazing and unique tour ever. Such a creative tour. We saw so much on our own and still there was more to see. Worth every cent.
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star-5
Awesome
Genene_L
, Jun 2021
Would recommend to anyone who is traveling San Francisco. Gave a lot of information and history of the city. Thank you
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star-3
Fun
Anya_J
, Jun 2021
The gps tour was easy to follow. I booked a 4 hr tour, however we returned the car after 3 hours. Wished I got my money back for the extra hour that I paid
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star-5
Awesome
Roel_G
, Jun 2021
It was an awesome experience. We would do it it again. Great price hours, we loved it! Awesome views
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star-4
Great fun
Kristina_D
, Jun 2021
Great fun seeing parts of San Francisco we might not have seen. The audio tour with directions made it easy and care free.
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star-5
Loved our GoCar Experience. Highly recommend!
John_R
, Jun 2021
What an amazing experience! We rented for two hours and then were given the "early morning special" - an extra hour free. And we needed it! The GPS navigation and virtual guide is great. Takes you to parts of SF you'd never see on a tour bus. Hop on and hop off, but wherever you want. Just find a place to park. We parked and hiked in Presidio near the GG Bridge, walked the Japanese Tea Garden. It was great. Depart from the tour path and then the guide picks back up as soon as you on back on the route. She also offers you options along the way, so you can choose based on interest. We enjoyed it so much! But you need 5 hours if you are going to get out as much as we did!
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star-5
Highly recommend this!
Jennifer_S
, Jun 2021
Loved this experience! We used the cars for 4 hours and got to see it ALL. Great way to view San Francisco narrated and at your own pace. My boys 18 and 25 agreed! And they were fun to drive 😀
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