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GoCar San Francisco Tour

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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
431 Beach St , 431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf • Located Taylor Street • Phone +1-415-441-5695. Open 10am - 6pm.

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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  • "Great way to see the town at your own pace." See review
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star-5
Fun way to tour and get educated on the city at the same time!
Sherre_B
, Jul 2022
Great way to see SF! Especially if you are short on time. The cars are fun, the narration provided via GPS is great.
star-5
Great way to see SF
MBludworth_B
, Jul 2022
Great way to see San Francisco, did the 4 hour route, saw more this trip in all previous trips. Nice to go at your own pace.
star-5
It was an awesome...
LeHoa_C
, Jun 2022
It was an awesome experience! I would recommend this to anyone who is in the city, and want to experience & expire the city
star-5
Best part of our trip. ...
sandra_n
, Jun 2022
Best part of our trip. Will definitely do it again. Recommend doing the all day ride. Four hours wasn't enough
star-5
Exceeded expectations
Jose_C
, Jun 2022
The gps system, historical narration and sound quality far exceeded expectations. An absolute must for any visitor to san fran. Suggest doing it early on in trip to gain a better overview of the area.
star-5
Gogo
bill_e
, Jun 2022
What a blast. The system they have works great. I would do it again in a heartbeat. You took my granddaughter and it gave us a good history lesson on San Francisco
star-5
Great tour idea!
Dyanna_C
, Jun 2022
This was a great time. Self guided tour so you could spend as much or as little time as you want. Definitely doing this again... We ran out of time! 🙂
star-5
Great Day in SF!!
Jeanine_J
, Jun 2022
The best part was not only riding in the GOCar but was the guided talking navigation it pointing out the Highlights and historical events through out the city. Stopping along the way was definitely an add plus! Staff was helpful and courteous. Highly recommended. We did the 3hr tour which could have been longer. It was a Great Day!! My co-pilots was 10 and did a great job!!
star-5
A fantastic afternoon sightseeing.
Kerri_H
, Jun 2022
We took the car for 4 hours. Wow. What a way to see the city. If you are happy driving a 3 wheeled motorcycle around the city then this is by far one of the best ways to cover a large amount of ground quickly. If you stay on they guided route it gives you some interesting info along the tour.
star-5
Great Way to Sight See!
Carley_C
, Jun 2022
This tour is a great way to sight see in the city! It is super easy to drive but the cars are quite small. It was a tight squeeze to sit shoulder to shoulder with two adults. I would recommend the four hour tour if you plan to stop and take pictures. There were over 30 stops that you could choose from and we still weren’t able to finish the entire map! I would definitely take this tour again!
star-2
Great views but scary trip.
Bobbi_P
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed about half of our trip however our GPS voice guided system stopped working and we were left to self GPS our way back to the drop off area - which was very scary being totally unfamiliar with the area. We missed half of our sites meant for the rest of the trip as we were very concerned about making it back safely and on time. When we return our GoCar we informed the attendants of the issues and our well-being only asking if when the problem started did we call back to the station. We did not call as we didn’t feel it was safe to be on the phone while attempting to navigate, it was also very loud and windy while riding and there was no way to hear anything clearly. It’s highly disappointing that we weren’t taken more seriously. On the plus side, the views on top of Twin Peaks were stunning.
star-5
A must do!!!!
Amy_D
, Jun 2022
The views are breathtaking!!! We got the best photos. This little car was a blast. We had so many laughs. We did the all day tour which I highly recommend. You get to see the whole city. Downtown too! China Town, lots of historical buildings and sights. Can stop just about anywhere to take a break, grab some food and take in some amazing views. We stopped at the Tower and went to the top. Really great views of the city from all angles. Bring your mask as it is required to go up. Highlight of our trip for sure!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun way to tour!
Joanna_F
, Jun 2022
We reserved the side by side for 8 hrs to tour the city ourselves. We heard good things about the tandem bike from a tour guide, so we upgraded for about a $100. Glad we did!!! The tandem was more comfortable to get on and off (instead of in and out of the smaller bike) and it has more power (can go 75mph instead of 35mph). And, best part, can go over the bridge, so we were able to go to Sausalito for a few hours! Loved it! We had a blast! We returned it after 7 hrs and would have only needed a half day (4 hr) if we had the smaller bike to tour the city proper. Highly recommend!!! Tip: dress in layers because the weather changes a lot and it’s windy/cooler on the bike at higher speeds.
star-5
Great experience
Perry_T
, Jun 2022
Wonderful tour. Very informative. Highly recommend We did 2 hours time crunch. Longer would have been nice
star-5
Very fun
Julie_V
, May 2022
Everything was peefect :). Easy to use and very fun. It s the perfect activity and if it's possible I will do it again
star-4
GoCar Breath taking view
Gina_S
, May 2022
Excellent experience! A great way to see San Francisco, CA. Sales associates very nice, to include easy simple training. Excellent audio guide. We had a ball!
star-5
Go Car..fun
Liz_S
, May 2022
Really good fun, way to see San Fransisco, a bit of fun, helpful staff. Easy to drive, good routes to see the sights..
star-5
Rockin’ San Fran!
Mike_S
, May 2022
The narrated tour was so helpful navigating the streets of San Francisco. What an easy way to see the sights!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic way to see San Francisco
Mark_D
, May 2022
Such a clever way to see San Francisco With as much time as you need. A running commentary and easy route guidance in the cab. Absolutely fantastic
star-5
A funness
Michael_R
, May 2022
My daughter and I enjoyed this very much. Great way to see The City. Got lots of smiles and thumbs up along the way. Would suggest an earpiece for one ear as it can be hard to hear the tour audio at times.

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