GPS Talking Tour Cars: Downtown & Old Town

Activity provider: GoCar Tours - San Diego

GPS Talking Tour Cars: Downtown & Old Town

Activity provider: GoCar Tours - San Diego

From US$ 172.92 per person

Take a GPS-guided tour in the Storytelling Car® and see for yourself why TIME Magazine called GoCar "The Most Amazing Invention of the Year!" Let GoCar be your guide through an exciting loop of San Diego.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Cruise through the Historic Gaslamp Quarter
  • Observe Petco Baseball Park - Home of the San Diego Padres
  • Drive through the Bankers Hill Neighbourhood
  • Zip through the Hillcrest Village Centre
  • Take in the amazing Mission Hills Neighbourhood
Full description

Drive a GPS-guided Storytelling Car and experience San Diego's evolution from a military city to a modern and artistic hub.

Start in historic Little Italy, home to the Italian community, and see how it evolved into the modern business and artistic community it is today.

Make your way past the ships in the bay that explored the new world, or patrolled the waters in time of war, into the Gaslamp Quarter which was once San Diego’s red-light district, and see how it got re-imagined into the social scene it is today.

As you leave modern San Diego you will begin your trip into history as you make your way through beautiful Mission Hills, passing many houses and businesses 50 years old and some much older.

Head past Historic Fort Stockton, into Presidio Park where the old Spanish Mission used to stand, into Old Town San Diego where you can see how San Diego looked in the old west with its Spanish and American residents forming a thriving community.

This tour is for anyone who wants to see how San Diego has changed over the years, but still stayed true to its Military roots. Fold up your map, put away the guidebook and let the GoCar show you what most visitors never see! Zip around in a cute, yellow Storytelling GoCar as it takes you on your own GPS-guided tour. The GoCar is easy and fun to drive. Since it is GPS-guided, the car knows where you are – even if you don’t. With you in the driver’s seat, it not only tells you where to turn, it tells the stories that bring the city to life. Let the car direct you, or for those more adventurous, blaze your own trail! Above is only a suggested route. Your tour’s length may vary due to circumstances such as departure time and location, traffic and your itinerary. If you do take additional rental time, this will be billed in 15-minute increments at our retail rates. You may visit all or some of the tour’s highlights. If you are unsure of which tour to book, just book according to the amount of time you think you would like to spend. We can customize a tour especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you come into our shop.


GoCar Tours, a CarbonNeutral® Company

Gocar Tours is certified CarbonNeutral® by offsetting all CO2 emissions from vehicle operations, electricity use, business travel and employee commuting across global operations in Europe and the United States.

  • 2-hour rental of GoCar (seats 2 people)
  • GPS Technology
  • Driver orientation and safety briefing
  • Helmets
  • Full tank of gas
  • Sales tax
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional insurance

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Meeting point

You may pick up your vechicle: Monday to Thursday: between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday to Sunday: between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. GoCar is located at 3918 Mason St, San Diego, Ca 92110

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What to bring

  • Driver's license

Know before you go

  • Must be 21 years or older to rent and possess a major credit card and valid driver's license (international license is not necessary). GoCars do not accommodate booster seats for small children.
  • On the day of rental, a $300 security deposit will be held on your credit card until the GoCar is returned. 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.
Customer reviews

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5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Fun experience to see the city.

March 30, 2022

The cars were a lot of fun, and we loved the GPS tour. It was a great way to spend an afternoon.

September 4, 2021

It was great!

April 21, 2021

Product ID: 9009