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San Francisco: 3-Hour Early Bird GoCar Tour

1. San Francisco: 3-Hour Early Bird GoCar Tour

If you want to experience the sites most visitors never see then fold up your map, put away the guidebook and jump into a GoCar. Zip all over town in one of San Francisco's iconic yellow cars with the help of GPS-guided tour technology. Your clever talking car navigates and shows you the way – but that’s not all. As you enjoy the drive, it takes you to all the best sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes and tells the stories that bring a destination to life. The early bird special is a unique offer for those willing to wake up before the crowds begin to congregate. Start your tour at Fisherman's Wharf. Your GoCar allows you the freedom to choose your own route - simply follow one of the provided maps or make your own itinerary as the patented GPS-driven tour guide follows along with your route and keeps pace along the way.  Wind down the world-renown Lombard Street, the most crooked street on the west coast. Explore the city's most famous parks like the Presidio, Crissy Field, and Golden Gate Park, the site of the famous Summer of Love. Snap incredible photos of the Pacific Ocean along Highway 1 and Ocean Beach. Park underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and cross on foot and navigate away from the crowded tour buses beneath the China Town Gate. See the sites, enjoy the Californian sun and choose your own adventure as you explore the city on your own terms.

GoCar 3-Hour Tour of San Francisco's Parks and Beaches

2. GoCar 3-Hour Tour of San Francisco's Parks and Beaches

Let a GPS-guided, talking GoCar be your guide through the beaches and city parks of San Francisco during this 3-hour tour. GoCar lets you experience the beauty of San Francisco and visit places tour buses cannot go – all at your own pace. Zip around in a cute, yellow, storytelling GoCar as it takes you on your own GPS-guided tour. The GoCar is easy and fun to drive and, since it's GPS-guided, the car knows where you are – even if you don't. With you in the driver's seat, it not only tells you where to turn, it tells stories that bring San Francisco to life. Let GoCar guide you to San Francisco's lesser-known beaches such as China Beach and Baker Beach, infamous for a deadly shark attack. Wind past the Cliff House as you descend the cliffs, opening up the dramatic expanse of Ocean Beach. Next, you can visit famous Golden Gate Park and all its attractions, including live buffalo, the Japanese Tea Garden, the M. H. de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Conservatory of Flowers. If you are a fan of the 1960s and 70s, you can extend your tour to Haight-Ashbury, made famous by Janis Joplin, the Grateful dead, and Jefferson Airplane during the Summer of Love.

San Francisco: Neighborhood Walking Tour - 6 Route Options

3. San Francisco: Neighborhood Walking Tour - 6 Route Options

Discover what makes the San Francisco Bay Area so special on a guided walking tour. Choose the neighborhoods you want to see with 6 tour routes to choose from. Visit areas like Cow Hollow, Chinatown, Russian Hill, North Beach, The Castro, Telegraph Hill, Golden Gate Park, and the waterfront. Everything in San Francisco is spirited in history and passion. To fully experience this unique city, explore with a local historian guide. Absorb the spirit of the city and discover new experiences that lie underneath all beauty and charm of San Francisco. You have a choice of 6 different experiences: Golden Gate Park Tour highlights: • De Young Museum Observation Tower • National AIDS Memorial Grove • Stow Lake • Bison Paddock • Dutch Windmill • Ocean Beach Cow Hollow Tour highlights: • The Matrix Club (Founded by Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin) • Union Street • Lyon Street Steps • Lucasfilm Campus • Palace of Fine Arts Chinatown, Russian Hill, and North Beach Tour highlights: • The first Chinese temple in America • Cable Car Powerhouse • Russian Hill panoramas • Macondray Lane • San Francisco’s Beatnik mecca Castro Mission Loop Tour highlights: • The Castro’s rich LGBTQ+ culture and history • The Mission District's nightlife and Latin flair • Victorian architecture • A local-favorite cookie shop Four Peaks Tour highlights: • Four of the best vistas in San Francisco • Mount Olympus • Tank Hill • Corona Heights • Kite Hill • Hidden gardens, staircases, and slides • Randall Museum (entry is free) Telegraph Hill and Old Waterfront Tour highlights: • Ferry Building Marketplace • Secret gardens • Historic murals of Coit Tower • Levi's Plaza (the birthplace of Blue Jeans)

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Highly recommend early traffic was picking up as we were coming back and these little cars are easy to miss. Gloves if you can the vibration of cycle and chilly air make hands numb quickly. The gpa worked very well and the audio of the areas was nice too. Very pretty drive

This was brilliant even though we ran out of juice. Employees very helpful and got us back on the road. Only issue was the kids moaned that they weren’t allowed to drive only 14 & 16.

This was one of the highlights of our 9 day trip. It was fun and we saw so much of San Fran. The gps is audio and guides you to special attractions. We even came down Lombard St.

It was a totally new experience, it's good that you can decide for yourself where and how long to stop. The short explanations about the system are like a private city tour

Worth every penny. We hired two between a family of four and raced each other around San Francisco. Great fun.