San Diego

GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

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GPS Talking GoCar 2HR Tour Downtown and Balboa
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Zip through downtown San Diego and Balboa Park in just two hours with the use of a GPS-enabled GoCar. You and your partner will get settled, strap on your helmets, and use the provided map and GPS to get exploring. You'll cover tons more ground than you would on foot and can use the navigating devices to make your own route.
  • GPS-guided GoCar for two hours
  • Helmet and map provided
  • Rider orientation and instruction
  • Cover lots of ground in a short period of time

What's Included

  • Rental of GPS touring car
  • Rider orientation
  • Tank of gas
  • Helmets
  • Map
  • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 3918 Mason St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

A fun and fast way to zip around San Diego is by GoCar, where you and your partner can see all the sites faster than walking. You’ll have the freedom to see what you like and spend as much time as you want at each site.

Your tour starts at the designated meeting spot, where you’ll get your GoCar, helmet, and a map. There is GPS onboard, so you won’t get lost. After an orientation and instructions, you’ll be on your way.

Top San Diego spots to check out are Little Italy for a bite to eat (own expense), the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the USS Midway, Seaport Village for some shopping and maybe a beverage, Petco Park, and more.

Little Italy (Pass By)

Maritime Museum of San Diego (Pass By)

USS Midway Museum (Pass By)

Seaport Village (Pass By)

Petco Park (Pass By)

Balboa Park (Pass By)

San Diego Zoo (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Driver's License Required and be 21+ to Drive
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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We weren’t sure what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised at how informative and fun it was for the whole family. The weather was fantastic and we learned so much more about San Diego then we ever did before, and we had been to San Diego many times before.


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Great Experience! I recommend everyone try this tour!
Crystal_G, Sep 2022
Such a fun and cool experience! The staff was super nice, very informative, and explained important details about our tour very well.
The little buggy that could.
Mark_H, Jul 2022
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...
MJ_L, Jun 2022
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!
A little bit nervous
Margie_C, May 2022
Our vehicles alignment did not seem appropriate it felt like the steering was crazy and we really struggled to keep the vehicle straight and because of that I was extremely nervous being on the road with all the other vehicles and I was not really able to enjoy the the trip
Be a local and a tourist all in one
Jeanie_K, Apr 2022
We weren’t sure what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised at how informative and fun it was for the whole family. The weather was fantastic and we learned so much more about San Diego then we ever did before, and we had been to San Diego many times before.
Great Time
Michael_C, Apr 2022
I enjoyed the customer service. The attendant was polite and help throughout the entire process before the ride. Good experience and will recommend this place for others to try the place out.
We had so much fun!...
Alejandra_G, Mar 2022
We had so much fun! Wonderful experience while enjoying beautiful San Diego. Definitely recommend to try if you’re looking for an out of the box experience.
Self Paced Guided Tour
Vincent_T, Sep 2021
We loved being able to drive and experience San Diego at our own pace. We loved the talking feature on the points if interest. The Gas Lamp Distict and Old Town experiences were great!
Great experience. Fun. ...
Melinda_H, Sep 2021
Great experience. Fun. I don't personally feel like you need a whole day. Just a couple hrs to explore and get historical facts. Then go back if you want more on your own time. Our car was a little compromised; it pulled to the right a little and was semi difficult to drive. But other than that Customer service was great.
Bad experience
Allison_B, Jul 2021
We did not get to go on the go car everything . Was horrible everything have not been great will never return here again
Never do this your not recommend
Brenda_W, Jul 2021
Horrible experience.....we felt so unsafe on the streets that we returned after 15 minutes into our 2 hour tour.....we couldn't hear the voice on the navigation in the car or what the voice recorded tour was saying.....go cart doesn't go that fast and we had to dodge cars
Great Attraction
Tondalaya_B, May 2021
Fantastic!!!!! My husband and I absolutely love it .The tour of parts of San Diego were very informative. From the check in to checkout the staff was very friendly and informative I would highly recommend GO CARS TOURS!!!!!
New experience
ElizabethSarah_B, May 2021
The experience was nice! It was a bit windy on the day we went so it was a little hard, but wasn’t too much of a problem. We did go of course and into another route, but still saw some nice sights. Cassandra was really nice & helpful.
It was fun
JEAN_B, Apr 2021
Enjoying the scenery and listening to the history of some was really nice. This was a great idea. Thanks

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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