GoCar San Diego Tours in San Diego, CA

2555 Kettner Blvd.San Diego, CA 92101
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Hop inside the world’s first-ever GPS-guided tour car and hit the town! This revolutionary tour experience will allow you to see San Diego’s top landmarks, neighborhoods, and more all from the comfort of your GoCar. Make the tour your own by stopping along the way to try some of San Diego’s renowned restaurants, shopping, and attractions.


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San Diego is the birth place of California. With its year-round mild and sunny climate, miles of sandy beaches, rich military history, amazing parks and historic old town, San Diego is as full of fun, lore and beauty as any city in America. And the GoCar — the first-ever GPS-guided Storytelling car® — is the perfect way to take advantage of that cultural diversity. Especially when it’s time to take a break from the beach!

One of the best ways to appreciate San Diego’s wonders is to get out of town. That’s right – tell your car’s tourist-friendly GPS to guide you to the Cabrillo Monument, a shrine erected in honor of the Spanish explorer who landed on local shores in 1542. On a crystal clear day, the panoramic views can’t be beat.

Stop along the way to visit the USS Midway aircraft carrier, SeaWorld San Diego or even the world famous San Diego Zoo. And don’t pass up the opportunity to explore all of Balboa Park – with over 25 museums and attractions, it’s the largest cultural park in America.

You can make the tour as long or short as you want. Best of all, the adventure happens at your pace. You can stop for photos, take detours, grab a coffee or break for seafood al fresco. You can also blaze your own trail and explore the city streets, neighborhoods and parks on your own.

Experience what the press is buzzing about, what visitors rave about, and what Time Magazine called “one of the most amazing inventions of the year.

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

Must be 21 years or older to rent. Must possess a major credit card and valid driver’s license (international license is not necessary). GoCars do not accommodate car seats for children.

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. On the day of rental, a security deposit will be held on the customer’s credit card. The security deposit is released when the GoCar is returned.

Renters are free to extend the length of their tour on the day of rental. Additional rental time may be purchased at time of rental and will be charged in 15-minute increments.

Tours start at 9:30am and leave every 15 minutes. After purchase, we will contact you directly to confirm your desired date and time based on availability. Cars must be returned to rental location before dusk or scheduled time.

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"Fun experience in downtown SD"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 05, 2019 NEW
I would try to go when it's not so crowded, like a weekday or non-holiday weekend so you get the full experience without having to waste time in traffic. Also, weather is important since there is no AC or cover, it does get pretty hot when you're just sitting in traffic with the sun directly on you. The customer service was friendly and the briefing/training was very short. They know you're excited to go out and enjoy the GPS tour!
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Lakewood, California
"Excellent Service"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 02, 2019 NEW
We were a group of 4 and we enjoyed every bit of the experience. We did not use the guide tour as some of us was familiar with San Diego. We will definitely come back to rent from GoCar again.
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Buena Park, California
"Fun trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 25, 2019 NEW
Really fun and knowledge imparting trip! The GPS helped a lot with the navigation and at the same time gave us more of what we needed to know about San Diego.
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Joyce M
"Senior Trip Getaway"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2019
We booked for an hour but the time you sign in, watch your video and take the tour it was almost 2 hours. I also missed that if you wanted to listen to the details of some of the attractions you may go over your allotted time. The guide was very accurate until 6 blocks from the destination to return the vehicle.
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"The ride of your life!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 10, 2019
Hold on for the ride of your life! It's definitely a thrill ride. My husband and I enjoyed this ride! We took the one hour ride through downtown San Diego. We purchased the San Diego pass and had to pay a slight fee to upgrade from the 30 minute ride to the 60 minute ride. It was definitely worth it. If you wanted to extend it to 2 hours and go to Balboa Park + downtown that's an option too. When you arrive, you'll watch a safety video and grab a helmet. Then a short demonstration and you're off. The GPS tells you where to go and recommends places for you to stop and take photos. We felt pretty safe in this car. I think this would be a great activity for families with young children and teens. Or to do with a group of friends. We got quite a few stares and folks waving at us. It was quite amusing! And, a different way to experience the city. We learned a lot and took some great photos along the way.
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Frequently Asked Questions about GoCar San Diego

What is a GoCar?
GoCar is the world’s first computer-guided storytelling car. The clever talking car navigates for you, but that’s not all. As you drive, it points out the sights and tells you the stories that bring San Diego to life.

How long are the tours?
The tours are as long or as short as you’d like it to be. We offer a variety of tour hours to fit your needs. The GoCars allow you to experience San Diego at your own pace. 

Do I have to stay on the tour navigation?

Absolutely not! If there is a sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map we provide to navigate your own way through the city streets.

How many people fit in a GoCar?

GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people.

What happens if it rains?

It is possible to go out in a GoCAR in the rain – on the day you can either reschedule your tour with us for a day we expect dry weather or you may cancel with no fee.

How old do you have to be to rent a GoCar?

You must be over 21 years of age to rent and drive a GoCar.

What time does my tour start?We will contact you directly after purchase to confirm availability on a tour time and date. Tours depart starting at 9am and leave every 15 minutes. The rental is valid for the number of hours purchased, if you do take additional rental time, you will be billed in 15-minute increments at the retail rates on site. The car must be returned before dusk.