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GoCar Tour of Downtown San Diego

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Highlights

  • A GPS-guided GoCar tour is a great way to enjoy San Diego
  • The most flexible and fun sightseeing experience
  • Its like having a local show you around with freedom to explore on your own

Overview

If you wish to experience the San Diego most visitors never see, fold up your map, put away the guidebook and jump into a GoCar! Zip around the city while this little yellow car takes you on a GPS-guided tour of San Diego. Your clever talking car navigates and shows you the way, taking you to places that are not accessible by a tour bus.

This tour route brings together all that San Diego has to offer in a compact adventure that includes Balboa Park, Petco Park, the GasLamp, Seaport Village and the famous San Diego Zoo. It also takes you to some hidden spots and shares with you interesting anecdotes along the way.

Pause to take some wonderful pictures, take detours, grab a coffee or simply soak up the vibrant aura. Or blaze your own trail and explore the city streets, neighborhoods and parks on your own.

Itinerary

The tour starts from the GoCar office on 2100 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101. You will be provided with your GoCar for an exciting ride around this beautiful city. Before starting the tour, an English-speaking guide will orient you on how to drive a GoCar. The driver must be 21 years of age and should carry along a valid driving license and credit card.

GoCar is a little 3-wheeler yellow car that takes you on a GPS-guided tour of San Diego. Your clever talking car (in English) navigates and shows you the way. A vehicle holds a maximum of 2 people. Your GoCar is controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. This 3-wheeled car seats two and has a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze.

The following options are available according to the amount of time you’d like to spend on the tour:

1. DOWNTOWN & GASLAMP QUARTER (1-HOUR TOUR)
This tour can be done in approximately one hour driving time. The tour highlights of this option include:
The Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Baseball Park, Horton Plaza, Bankers Hill Neighborhood, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Little Italy & Seaport Village
You may visit all or some the tour’s highlights. The tour can be customized especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you visit the GoCar shop.
This tour is available only in English.

2. DOWNTOWN, PARK, ZOO & OLD TOWN (2-HOUR TOUR)
This 2-hour tour route brings together all that San Diego has to offer in a compact adventure that includes Balboa Park, Petco Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, and the world famous San Diego Zoo.
The tour highlights include:
Balboa Park, Petco Park, The Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Old Town San Diego, Spreckels Auditorium & The World Famous San Diego Zoo
You may visit all or some the tour’s highlights. The tour can be customized especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you visit the GoCar shop.
This tour is available only in English.

3. POINT LOMA & BEACHES (3-HOUR TOUR)
On this tour, you will not only experience everything on the 2-hour tour, you will venture off to Shelter Bay before heading to Point Loma, where you will experience the breathtaking views of San Diego.
The tour highlights include:
Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, Horton Plaza, Bankers Hill Neighborhood, Balboa Park, El Prado Museum Complex, Spreckel’s Pavilion, San Diego Zoo, Florida Canyon, Hillcrest Village Center, Mission Hills Neighborhood, Fort Stockton, California Mission Museum, Old Town San Diego, Little Italy, San Diego Bay and Harbor, U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Seaport Village, Naval Training Center, Shelter Island, Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse, Point Loma Ecological Reserve and Tide Pools, Whale Overlook, Rosecrans National Cemetery, Incredible views of San Diego and Mexico
You may visit all or some the tour’s highlights. The tour can be customized especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you visit the GoCar shop.
This tour is available only in English.

4. FULL DAY (5-HOUR TOUR)
The Full Day 5-Hour Tour takes you through San Diego’s easy-going lifestyle, laid-back urban settings and picturesque beaches. This is a great, all day adventure that lets you see all that San Diego has to offer.
The tour highlights include:
Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Baseball Park, Horton Plaza, Bankers Hill Neighborhood, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Little Italy, Seaport Village, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Spreckels Organ Pavillion, El Prado Museum Complex, Hillcrest Village Center, Fort Stockton, Old Town San Diego, Florida Canyon, Mission Hills Neighborhood, California Mission Museum, Naval Training Center, San Diego Bay and Harbor, Shelter Island, Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse, Ecological Reserve and Tide Pools, Whale Overlook, Rosecrans National Cemetery, Incredible Views of San Diego and Mexico, Submarine Squadron 11, San Diego Sports Arena, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Liberty Station, Sunset Cliffs, Pacific Beach
You may visit all or some the tour’s highlights. The tour can be customized especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you visit the GoCar shop.
This tour is available only in English.

After sightseeing in San Diego and soaking up the vibrancy of the city, return to the starting point of the tour.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

1 hour to full day(depends upon option selected)

Start time

Start Time: Anytime between 08:30am to 5:00pm
Duration: 1, 2, 3 or full day (depends upon option selected)

Meeting point

The tour starts from the GoCar office on 2100 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour returns to the original starting point

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Inclusions

  • GoCar rental
  • Helmet
  • GPS guided car tour in English
  • Full tank of gas providing a 60-mile (96-kilometer) range
  • Orientation on how to drive a GoCar
  • Warm clothing

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Parking fee
  • Snacks and drinks

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar, not per person.

The driver must be 21 years or older to rent. Must possess a major credit card and valid driver’s license (international license is not necessary).

GoCar’s do not accommodate car seats for children.

On the day of rental, a security deposit will be held on your credit card, ranging from $150-$400 until the GoCar is returned.

All riders must sign a standard participant agreement. Renters will have the option to purchase Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance on the day of rental.

Renters are free to extend the length of their tour on the day of rental. Additional rental time will be charged in 15-minute increments on our prevailing retail rack rates.

Cars must be returned to rental location before dusk.

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Additional info

  • A vehicle holds a maximum of 2 people including driver. Your GoCar is controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. This 3-wheeled car seats two and has a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • There is a $20 cancellation fee for no shows. However, departure times may be rescheduled, subject to availability. If there is inclement weather at the time of departure, you may either reschedule for another day or receive a full refund.
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Cancellation policy

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