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49 Mile GoCar Special - All Day For The Price Of 5 Hours

1. 49 Mile GoCar Special - All Day For The Price Of 5 Hours

Let a GPS-guided, talking GoCar be your guide during this exciting full-day tour of San Francisco. 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, it knows where you are – even if you don't. With you in the driver's seat, GoCar not only tells you where to turn, it tells stories that bring San Francisco to life. Follow the directions, or for those more adventurous, blaze your own trail. GoCar will show you the best of San Francisco from the urban parks to the golden beaches, Downtown and Chinatown. You take control of the pace and routes to create a memorable day on the streets of San Francisco. You'll see many of San Francisco's famous tourist destinations such as Pier 39, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Palace of Fine Arts. You'll be guided through some of San Francisco's most beloved neighborhoods, such as the Haight-Ashbury, the Mission, North Beach, and the Castro District. Explore at your own pace, stop for lunch along the way, and see almost all of the famous 49-mile drive past all the beaches, parks, and districts San Francisco has to offer. Let GoCar take you on the road less traveled today.

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From San Francisco: Highway 1 Self-Drive Audio Tour

2. From San Francisco: Highway 1 Self-Drive Audio Tour

Hop in your car and enjoy this self-guided audio tour along the Pacific Coast Highway. Start in San Francisco or LA, and simply follow the GPS guide to explore one of the most beautiful stretches of coastal road in the world. Take your time driving through Monterey Bay, artsy Carmel and more. Your virtual audio guide will share interesting facts and insights as you drive. Admire views of rocky headlands, jewel-like coves, waterfalls and the famous bridges of Big Sur as you explore California’s coastal highlights. Your downloaded guide will give you plenty of opportunities to pull off the road and explore local beaches, wildlife and towns on foot. Wander through San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Ventura & Malibu before wrapping up the tour in Los Angeles. You will receive an email with the audio tour app link and a unique password from the local supplier within 1 hour of booking. Once the app is downloaded, take the tour whenever you would like. Just head to stop number 1 and begin exploring.

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San Francisco: Hippie Culture Exploration Game

3. San Francisco: Hippie Culture Exploration Game

The city game starts at Haight Ashbury 1485. It will take you between 1.5 and 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Golden Gate Park. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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San Francisco: Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour with App

4. San Francisco: Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour with App

Explore San Francisco’s iconic landmarks at your own pace via an app with audio narration and multiple walking routes. See and learn about the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, and Alcatraz at the tap of a finger. Know exactly where you are every step of the way with the app’s navigational system. Steer clear of big tour groups and visit your favorite sights thanks to the suggested routes on this app. Head to any of the available landmarks, including the leafy Golden Gate Park, Union Square, or up Lombard Street’s iconic steep hill, listening to interesting facts and stories at each hotspot. Hit pause whenever you feel like it and continue on your journey of discovery in your own time. Best of all, enjoy the unlimited use of the app and its features for the duration of your stay in San Francisco.

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Golden Gate Park: Full-Day Self-Guided Bike Tour

5. Golden Gate Park: Full-Day Self-Guided Bike Tour

On this full-day self-guided bike tour you’ll ride through the historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood, once home to peace, love, and the Grateful Dead! Check out the gorgeous Victorian homes you’ll see throughout the area before heading into Golden Gate Park. Inside the thousand-plus acre park, the opportunities are endless. Visit the Conservatory of Flowers, Arboretum/Botanical Gardens, Shakespeare Garden, and Japanese Tea Gardens. Lock up your bike and visit 2 world-class museums, the California Academy of Sciences and the DeYoung, before circling around Stow Lake. Head to the beach, and ride along the oceanfront bike path. Real adventurers can continue on to the zoo before heading back past the Bison paddock and Spreckels Lake. Other options include riding north along the coast by the Cliff House, Sutro Baths, and Land’s End to the Golden Gate Bridge. You could decide to explore Alamo Square, the Civic Center area, the Mission, and the Castro. You’ll ride with maps mounted on the handlebars, clearly detailing 3 different routes to choose from! 

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San Francisco: Financial District Exploration Game

6. San Francisco: Financial District Exploration Game

Imagine you are a European immigrant who has just arrived in San Francisco in the early 1900s seeking your fortune like many others have done. It’s not long after the gold rush boom and there is plenty of money to be made. You want to start a new life and aim to strike it rich no matter what. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Up for a fun challenge? The city game starts at The Embarcadero & Ferry Building. It will take you around 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Union Square. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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San Francisco: Embarcadero Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

7. San Francisco: Embarcadero Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of beautiful and interesting parts of the Embarcadero waterfront of San Francisco while following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the way. Play with your group as the game guides you through the city. Score points for correct answers and try to get a high score on the leaderboard. See major attractions as well as less-known gems of the San Francisco Bay waterfront on this unique interactive tour. Work together with your group to solve the 27 challenges on the scavenger hunt as you walk approximately 2 miles. Play any time that fits your schedule. Explore the Embarcadero at your own pace. See the bustling famous Ferry Building, the beautiful Bay Bridge, marvel at massive public art in Rincon Park, and learn about the history of Oracle Park, as well as many interesting and lesser-known sights. Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends that are perfect for all ages.

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What people are saying about San Francisco

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Best way to the city! We were delighted to see they had a couple of electric cars available! So for $50 more, we opted for this. Though it was tandem seating, we had a blast! It had GPS and told stories as we drove. The electric car allowed us to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge as it could go as fast as 85 miles although we only did 45 mph on the bridge as 50 is speeding. We took our time and stopped by every tour spot. Didn’t need to bring car back until 6pm. Staff were to competent and friendly and offered the other electric car in case battery didn’t make it all day, but it did! We felt safe in the car. Had little storage area in the back for our stuff which locks up. Super fun! We will be back to do this again next time we visit!

So much fun, can’t recommend it enough. I was a little worried if it would be hard to figure out the driving, but it wasn’t hard to adjust. Great verbal gps cues, and fun facts were learned. Got to see some really great views.

We rented the electric GoCar. It was quieter, went faster and had reverse. My husband and I had a blast and saw things in San Francisco that we had never seen before. Can't wait to do this again sometime!

Great experience to check out lesser known spots and stories of San Francico. I've visited a couple of times before and still discovered new things. Great value for money as well!

The best tour you can go on in San Francisco. Very fun and excitant!