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GoCar San Francisco Tour

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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 & Return

Departure Point

  • 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.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

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.

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.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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!

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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Traveler Tips

Great way to see the town at your own pace.
The tours are well planned, you get to see everything and its very fun!!!
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JoAnna_G, Aug 2022
I have done this everytime I visit San Francisco. It is such a fun way to drive around the city (stay away from the big inclines!)
Great way to see San Francisco
Martyn_H, Aug 2022
Felt very safe, we found SF drivers to be extremley courteous. A totally different way to see the sights. Best to keep to the GPS routes as they're perfectly timed and it's very difficult to get lost.
Christina_P, Aug 2022
The tour guided us to some very breathtaking views I have ever seen. It gave us a whole different perspective of this beautiful city.
The cars are damaged and...
Ernest_N, Aug 2022
The cars are damaged and not cosmetically appealing. It felt like I was Sitting on a lawn mower. I can smell the gas. It also felt like I was inhaling gas fumes.
Beauty and History
MarkA_N, Aug 2022
San Francisco is such a beautiful city with a rich history. Not only does the tour take you to amazing sites, the GPS narrator highlights the history behind the places of interest. Great way to experience the city!
Amazing experience
Noor_A, Aug 2022
Even if you are a SF native, gocar tour is such an amazing experience! The GPS is so informative and helps nagivate you through to see all the touristy areas.
Fun way to see the town
Peter_S, Aug 2022
My wife and I rented the GoCar for the day and found it was easy enough to maneuver and a fun way to see the city. The screen in the vehicle gave you turn-by-turn directions and told you a little about the major sights.
Great time
George_M, Aug 2022
So much fun. Did with my family what a blast. Would recommend. Great way to see around the city.!!!!
Fun fun fun 😀😀😀...
Arie_M, Aug 2022
Fun fun fun 😀😀😀 Even it was cold The tour was amazing Fun with allot of view points We recommends this tour
Must Do in San Francisco
Shari_A, Jul 2022
What a fabulous way to get any overview of the city! The car’s GPS and guided tour were on point! The Go Cars are extremely fun and adventurous. I highly recommend this tour.
Elizabeth_T, Jul 2022
This was a great tour! Such a fun way to explore San Fran! I will always remember going down Lombard street in this car!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good but could be better!
Marco_C, Jul 2022
I’ve been to SF many times, but saw things I’ve never seen before. Worth it, but make sure you get a good car. We had audio issues, car would stall, mirrors were garbage, and parking brake was not great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was an amazing way to...
MohamedArdilas_M, Jul 2022
It was an amazing way to discover San Francisco! I enjoyed it very much. I would recommend it to everyone who visit San Francisco
Simple Awesome experience
Farah_A, Jul 2022
One of the most awesome way and intimate way of exploring SFO up close and personal! Loved the 4 hour tour we took
EdithEmilie_R, Jul 2022
I signed for an hour and specifically asked if the tour included Lombard St and got confirmation. The GPS took us far away and then totally stopped. It took me a lot of time to come back and because we had a plane to catch, missed what we wanted to see. Thankfully the employee who helped us when we came back didn’t charged me for the extra time, however it doesn’t replace the fun we wanted to have. On another side, the carts are fun to ride, guess we were one of the unlucky ones.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Super Fun
Ramsey_W, Jul 2022
More fun than any theme park ride! (Trust me, I’ve been to a lot of theme parks!) You get to see a lot of SF in amazing weather.
Great time
areisner525, Jul 2022
Geeat way to see some of the city! The audio was very informative and the car was fun to drive! Would definitely go again.
Fun in San Fran
StaceyNicole_R, Jul 2022
Lombard street was a great adventure!!! The GPS directions were spot on and this was a super fun sightseeing tour!!!
The Beauty of SF
Brenda_C, Jul 2022
Most memorable parts are seeing all the building and parts of the tour that have made San Francisco the place it is today
1 traveler found this review helpful
An engaging experience we will never forget!
Paul_T, Jul 2022
A truly wonderful experience worth every penny and more. We could not believe how many great sights and experiences we were able to have in just one day. A day we won’t ever forget!


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