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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GOCAR TOURS -THE STORY TELLING CAR®

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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erichI422ZD
"Yearly Father -daughter trip put us brought us to San Diego. Found go cars on Go-City website and liked what we saw..."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2020 NEW
Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, nice ,informative staff to answer any questions. I was able to find free parking on street easily. I would recommend this experience to any San Diego visitors...One word....FUN !!!
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O2403WNsusanw
"fun and frightening"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2020 NEW
I had a friend in town and we wanted to do something a little different. Chose three hr Point Loma GoCar Tour. Staff was friendly and helpful, First time out with "car" volume wasn't working so we couldn't hear directions, or guide comments. returned to start, and they fixed for us.Also adjusted time for us so we would not be penalized. Battery on guide screen died during last 30 min of tour so we had to GPS via phone to get back to site. Some guide sightseeing but not as much as we were expecting. Car really was 2 seater scooter, just enough room for us to squeeze in. If you are over 6 feet may be issue for you. guide kept you on roads mostly with 35mph or less limits. good thing since scooter would not go over 38, downhill, very scary at that speed. stopped occasionally to let cars behind pass us. Would have been nice to have place to lock helmet when off bike. Pick a nice warm day as no windshield. Was fun and different - a good way to chat with your closest buddy for a couple hrs. no parking for your car at the site- had to pay addl $17 and park in airport parking across street, so maybe rideshare there?.
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markloh1
"Great way to see downtown San Diego and Balboa Park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2020
This system is a great way for you to see the sights of San Diego at your own pace, driving a fun 2-seater vehicle that is easy to maneuver and can park almost anywhere. You will enjoy the ride every bit as much as you will seeing the scenic/historic spots of the harbor, downtown San Diego, and Balboa Park. I loved it! Thank you, GoCar Tours of San Diego!
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Charles O
"Quite an Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2020
The staff at the rental spot couldn't have been nicer. They took great care to make sure we understood how the GoCar operates. The GoCar was a lot of fun at lower speeds. Over about 30 MPH the steering gets a little wonky. We had no trouble in traffic. The car drivers we encountered were very gracious. The only trouble we had was with the automated direction system. It did not agree with the printed map we were given and, at one point had us going out Harbor Drive (in San Diego) towards the Coronado Bridge. We lost contact with the 'mother ship' and it stopped giving us directions. Fortunately, we knew the area well enough to get back to the rental agency. We should probably have called the rental agency at that point to get back on the guidance system, so that is really on us. Overall, it was a good time. I'm not sure ever need to do it again, though. My wife was terrified some of the time because the vehicle is so low to the ground. I think this activity is better suited to much younger people than my wife and me.
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kellm728
"Save your money!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2020
Looked like a fun thing to do. As it turned out it looked more like fun than it actually was. We were given a phone with GPS to follow and a map in case we got off track. As it turned out the phone died halfway through the ride and we were stranded as the map had been crinkled and unreadable. We used our phone’s GPS to return. While the phone worked, the directions were clear but it did not tell you much about the sights. Would not recommend.
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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.