San Diego

GoCar 2 Hour Tour: Downtown and Old Town

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GoCar Talking GoCar 2Hr Tour Downtown and Old Town
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore San Diego’s Downtown and Old Town sights in a fun and fast-paced way—on a GoCar tour. This sightseeing adventure takes the stress out of reading a map, as the car talks and shows you the way with its in-built GPS. Enjoy hearing stories as you explore the city’s most popular areas, including Little Italy, Mission Hills, Presidio Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter.
  • See many top San Diego sights, including Mission Hills
  • No navigation worries—the car has in-built GPS to help navigate
  • A GoCar tour goes to places that buses can’t access
  • Hassle-free tour with car rental, gas, map, and helmet included

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

Little Italy (Pass By)

Balboa Park (Pass By)

Gaslamp Quarter (Pass By)

Old Town San Diego State Historic 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:Are there age limits to participate?

A:All drivers must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver's license. Passengers must be at least 7 years old.

May 2023

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Featured review
It was fun!! Don’t forget your sun screen. I got a farmer tan😄. At first I got nervous thinking it was too much to take in on all the instructions, but they did a great job explaining and over explaining.. I did mis a turn and it was easy contacting the office, and the GPS helped them easily guide us back on track. They were very helpful and patient. The experience was fun and very informative. I highly recommend it.


71 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Awesome tour with so many cool places
Aliaon_A, Oct 2023
We had a great host that gave us a quick run down and then we were off on our own tour throu San Diego. We saw so many new areas and things we will be back to try. We will definitely be back for the Go Cars again!
Core Memory with my 11 year old son!
Erin_P, Oct 2023
I took my 11 yr old son on this GoCar tour of San Diego and it was AWESOME in every way!! It’s a very fun, unique way to see all the parts of the city without wearing yourself down. Also, at 11 years old, he doesn’t really need a walking tour of the Gaslamp Quarter 😂. We loved driving through Balboa Park and actual neighborhoods around the area. The scenery was beautiful! I highly recommend this for families. We wanted to stop for gelato but realized the place had not opened for the day yet. Heads up- there’s no reverse!! You can park and get out but you have to push the vehicle backwards to get out. Fun. Lol
Toi_M, Aug 2023
One of the best experiences we had. Friendly & helpful people at the facility. We have recommended this place to others already
Awesome experience
Rosalee_R, Jun 2023
This was the highlight of our San Diego trip. The staff was knowledgeable and experienced. We had so much fun and plan on doing it again when we come back!
Great Options
Susan_M, May 2023
Great time with the GoCars. Friendly staff and gave us options, especially since we have taller family members that made it difficult to fit into the smaller cars. Getting to see different parts of San Diego was great.
Fun way to see the city
James_S, Apr 2023
This was very fun and easy to use. Get to see a lot of city, learn about things and have fun/adventure on the way. Would do it again and recommend!
Fun in a GoCar
Tamara_D, Apr 2023
This was so fun! Everything worked perfectly. The GPS navigation got is to every destination seamlessly. Driving through each city area was unique in the GoCar! Highly recommend. The personnel were friendly and knowledgeable and very patient as we learned all aspects of driving the car. Unique experience.
Highly recommend
Shannon_B, Mar 2023
What a fun time! Saw so much of San Diego and the staff was wonderful. Would highly recommend this experience!
A fun way to check out SD
Melissa_T, Dec 2022
We did the 2 hour tour and had such a fun time! It’s a great way to tour the city and hear little tidbits of history. Do it early in your trip so you have time to go see all the cool stuff they point out! (I did this in SF and had so much fun I did in SD too!)
It was the best way to...
Valerie_A, Sep 2022
It was the best way to see San Diego. We had a great time with the family.The narrator gave detailed information and good directions.
Great time. GPS could be...
Yesenia_C, Sep 2022
Great time. GPS could be a bit hard to understand but easy to get back on track. Highly recommend to see a bit of everything
Very fun and great idea...
Jack_E, Aug 2022
Very fun and great idea to see the city. A little confusing but not too bad. Volume is loud enough to hear and some cars have GPS screens. Our engine did stop at some point in the middle, and we were given little assistance at a time of need. However, shortly after it started working again.
Armando_F, Aug 2022
It was very exciting driving threw old town and the new downtown. More than I expected to pay, but enjoyed it.
Kareen_B, Aug 2022
All of it ! Easy to get around Fun to go to many places learning as we were driving Helpful ahead of time , and informative
It was lots of fun but it...
Nancy_F, Aug 2022
It was lots of fun but it was also very snug for two full size adult and the GPS is very difficult to see.
Fun Experience !
Jessica_B, Jun 2022
Really fun but very sunny the day we went. Bring sunscreen and something to cover your legs because they were cooking for 2 hours. Cheesy at times when the virtual gal is talking about attractions as you cruise by people. But we just laughed through it. Saw a lot in a small amount of time. Fun riding. Like a low to the ground moped.
Fun but one and done
Kari_C, Jun 2022
The 2 hour tour was a great way to get around and see things. The GPS needs several improvements however. Not detailed enough at times.
Fun and exciting!
Chrisanne_B, Mar 2022
Great customer service start to finish! Easy to understand GPS (English for us; hopefully they have other languages as well!) gave us the best overall view of San Diego right at the start of our trip. And it's just FUN!
Go to the company’s independent website
Chadaya_H, Mar 2022
Great experience! The cars on the company’s website look better then the ones advertised on Viator. Overall great time
michael_w, Sep 2021
Great tour and experience very professional staff, go car a little small for 2 people who may have mobility issues

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Price varies by group size

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

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