GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

4.2 (35)
San Diego, US
4.2 (35)
San Diego, US
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Experience the thrill of exploring San Diego's most iconic sights with the GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa. This tour is perfect for travelers of all ages, offering a unique and exciting way to discover the city. Start your adventure by cruising past the stunning Balboa Park, known for its beautiful Spanish Renaissance Architecture, museums, gardens, and outdoor pavilion. Then, venture into the vibrant neighborhood of Hillcrest, where you'll find an array of shops and restaurants offering some of the best food in the country. Continue your journey to Downtown San Diego, where you'll be amazed by the historic Maritime Museum and the bustling Gaslamp District, home to incredible dining, shopping, and nightlife. With a GoCar, you'll have the freedom to explore Balboa Park and Downtown San Diego up close and personal, creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this must-see tour!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-2 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedGuided Experience
  • Explore San Diego's signature sights like Balboa Park
  • Discover a variety of shops and restaurants in Hillcrest
  • Experience the historic Maritime Museum and old ships
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant Gaslamp District
  • Create cherished memories for years to come
  • Map
  • Tank of gas
  • Rental of GPS touring car
  • Rider orientation
  • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
  • Helmets
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19

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Experience the vibrant city of San Diego like never before with the GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa. This immersive tour takes you on a thrilling adventure through the city's iconic sights, from the historic Gaslamp District to the picturesque Balboa Park. Hop into your GoCar and get ready to explore San Diego in a unique and unforgettable way.

What to expect?

During the GoCar 2HR Tour, you can expect a delightful blend of sightseeing and adventure. Cruise through the streets of San Diego in your GPS-guided GoCar, a fun and zippy touring car that allows you to navigate the city at your own pace. As you drive, you'll discover the city's top landmarks, including the stunning Balboa Park with its Spanish Renaissance architecture, museums, gardens, and outdoor pavilion. Explore the trendy Hillcrest neighborhood, known for its diverse range of shops and mouthwatering restaurants. And don't miss the chance to visit the historic Maritime Museum and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the Gaslamp District.

Who is this for?

The GoCar 2HR Tour is perfect for both locals and tourists looking for a one-of-a-kind way to experience San Diego. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or simply someone who loves exploring new places, this tour has something for everyone. It's ideal for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends who want to create lasting memories and discover the hidden gems of the city.

Why book this?

What sets the GoCar 2HR Tour apart is the freedom and flexibility it offers. Unlike traditional guided tours, you have the power to choose your own route and stop wherever you please. The GPS-guided system ensures you won't miss any of the must-see attractions, while the intimate nature of the GoCar allows you to truly immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere. With the GoCar 2HR Tour, you'll have the opportunity to see San Diego's top landmarks up close and personal, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

When booking the GoCar 2HR Tour, all the essentials are taken care of. You'll receive a map, a full tank of gas, and a helmet for safety. Additionally, an environmental fee is included to offset carbon emissions and promote sustainability. Gratuities are optional, and hotel pickup and drop-off services are not included. For a worry-free experience, consider adding the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) for added peace of mind.


Travelers who have experienced the GoCar 2HR Tour rave about the unique and exhilarating adventure it provides. They praise the freedom to explore the city at their own pace and appreciate the in-depth insights provided by the GPS-guided system. Many highlight the beautiful sights of Balboa Park and the lively atmosphere of the Gaslamp District as tour highlights. Overall, reviewers express immense satisfaction with the GoCar 2HR Tour, making it a highly recommended experience for anyone visiting San Diego.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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San Diego Zoo

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4.2 (35)


Enjoyed this experience, easy booking, staff was friendly, GPS and audio tour works great, a good way to see many landmarks in a short period of time


Traveling around area for a view of where things are to experience with the kids and to figure out what they will want to go later on the trip...listen to the history and information about the ares and buildings was interesting to me.


We only had one day in San Diego, and this was a perfect way to see the city. So much fun! The instructor was great and the historical info was interesting.


Unique and fun experience. Unfortunately for us, the employee that sent us off failed to ensure the audio was properly set. So, the NAV function was virtually useless. This made the experience more stressful. When we returned a different employee made an adjustment on the tablet to increase the sound. The cars are very cool to drive. But they are very loud and bumpy. With the open air environment it was difficult to hear the turn signal. I’m sure we dove through much of SD with our blinkers on. Sorry other drivers. The sound issues really negatively affected our experience. I would recommend that future customers take the cars out for a 6 minute test drive to ensure they are comfortable with the car and that all functions are working properly before they jump into live traffic. Overall, this is an awesome activity. Our experience was a bit stressful.


Such a fun and cool experience! The staff was super nice, very informative, and explained important details about our tour very well.


Great staff Great excursion we updated to bigger go car for like 45 bucks so worth it It was an awesome day


It's great to associate with the best company, GPS Talking GoCar. Amazing platform with customization as per your need.


So fun and easy to operate! Loved the commentary as we passed things and easy to follow GPS. We rented 2 cars for our family of 4. Our teen girls just loved this and 2 hours was the perfect amount of time for us to do the scenic coastal route. I didn't expect them to operate and ride on the roads just like any car, but it was really perfect and we got many smiles, thumbs up and honks as we drove by!


It was a lot of fun zipping around town in such a small vehicle. Kind of an adventure, easy to park and get out to take a few pics and that is a VERY big deal in San Diego. I highly recommend it.


We did the 2 hour GoCar tour of San Diego. This was a fun and great way to see points of interest. I highly recommend. Thank you to the staff. Very nice and professional!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-18 09:36