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San Diego: Downtown & Balboa Park GPS Talking Car Tour

1. San Diego: Downtown & Balboa Park GPS Talking Car Tour

This is the essential San Diego tour. You will see almost all of the greatest sights San Diego has to offer, like the visually stunning Balboa park which is littered with Spanish Renaissance inspired architecture. Pass by over a dozen museums, colorful flower gardens, and world renowned outdoor organ pavilion all the way to the always happening Hillcrest, which has a great variety of shops and restaurants. Hillcrest is known to have some of the best food in the county. But best of all you will also get to see Downtown San Diego at its finest, from the Maritime Museum, to the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Downtown San Diego is one of the best places in the world for its diversity, and visual appeal. Don’t miss the best places San Diego has to offer on this tour.

San Diego: City Lights Tour - Night Owl Special

2. San Diego: City Lights Tour - Night Owl Special

Enjoy the drive as your talking electric car takes you to important sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes, and tells stories that bring destinations to life all while admiring the beautiful city lights of San Diego. Explore many of San Diego’s iconic parks like the Balboa Park and Petco Park. As the heart of San Diego, Balboa Park, is a must-visit. While in the park, stop in to one of the many museums, grab a bite at a food truck and listen to a local artist. Many of the museums in Balboa Park will have extended hours into the evenings, so if you’re looking for a night at the museum this is the best way to cover San Diego at night and visit a museum! Your route will take you through Little Italy, and is a great place to stop for that evening sweet tooth. Enjoy gelato or handmade chocolates as you sit beneath the twinkling lights of the plaza and take in the colorful fountain lights. Snap some amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see Seaport Village at night. Park and take a stroll along if you choose. On the way back explore the boutique shopping district and entertainment of Hillcrest. While passing through Hillcrest, take in the lively entertainment, art, food, and music. See the iconic murals along your drive and stop to take it all in for a moment.

Luxury GPS Talking Tour Car: Balboa & Downtown

3. Luxury GPS Talking Tour Car: Balboa & Downtown

Experience San Diego like never before, and in the upmost style, with a 2020 talking Vanderhall car. The GoCar Exotic gets 30 mph, and goes from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. You'll be able to see some of the greatest sights San Diego has to offer from a comfortable seat, with your car telling you all about the most important sights. From the stunning Balboa park which is littered with Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture, to over a dozen museums, colorful flower gardens, and more - you'll see it all from your storytelling car. Explore the diverse and beautiful downtown San Diego at its finest, from the Maritime Museum to the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. You'll also pass by Little Italy, the Maritime Museum, Seaport Village, Bankers Hill, San Diego Zoo, Hillcrest Neighborhood and so much more.

GPS Talking Tour Cars: San Diego Full Day Tour

4. GPS Talking Tour Cars: San Diego Full Day Tour

Explore San Diego all day long in your own storytelling GoCar for the ultimate San Diego adventure. Take your GPS-guided GoCar all around the city seeing all the best sites in San Diego. Explore the Gaslamp District with hip new restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Horton Plaza is a shopper delight as the Broadway Fountain at the center. Balboa Park is home to a Rose Garden that you won’t want to miss. Wade in the tide pool at the Point Loma Ecological Preserve where you can see all the different species of marine life. The Maritime Museum is unique to San Diego Harbor and gives you a peek into our Maritime past. Mexican culture and art abound in Old Town San Diego where you can see how San Diego has changed and has become one of the most beautiful cities in the country. GoCar Tours gives you the opportunity to explore all of this, at your own pace, with a virtual GPS tour guide directing you along the way and explaining everything San Diego has to offer.

San Diego: Downtown, Balboa and Old Town GoCar Tour

5. San Diego: Downtown, Balboa and Old Town GoCar Tour

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to get out and really experience San Diego.It takes you through the best parts of Downtown, Balboa and the Old Town area, and gives you plenty of time to see all three. There will also be time to stop and check out all the sights of San Diego.  You will have more than enough time to park the car, tour the Maritime Museum and check out all of the ships. Navigate through the unique Horton Plaza Mall, and the Gaslamp Quarter to see all the sights of Downtown. From there, you can peruse Balboa Park on foot and really take in the sights and sounds. You can even go to one of the many other museums and stop to smell the roses in the Rose Garden with over 800 different varieties.  Be sure to visit San Diego’s most spooky location, the Whaley House, which is officially America’s most haunted house. All along the tour, there are many great spots to stop and take pictures, eat, drink, relax and truly experience why San Diego truly is special. Lastly, have a quick bite to eat and try some authentic Mexican food in Old Town after walking through many of San Diego’s historic buildings.

San Diego: Downtown Electric GoCar Rental

6. San Diego: Downtown Electric GoCar Rental

Join a tour with a top speed of 75 miles an hour. Explore San Diego in a green and fun way. See the sights of downtown and see iconic Balboa Park. Embark on a tour of downtown San Diego's sights. See Spanish renaissance architecture, museums, colorful flower gardens, and a world-renowned outdoor organ pavilion. Let your electric tour take you to happen Hillcrest, home to quirky shops and restaurants. Explore an area that is home to some of the best food in the county. Experience a green and open-air adventure as you drive through downtown in a unique way. See the Maritime Museum, the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, and famous Balboa Park among other landmarks.

San Diego GoCar Tour: Early Bird Special

7. San Diego GoCar Tour: Early Bird Special

Enjoy a tour driving a GoCar, that will take you off the beaten path through many of San Diego’s iconic parks like the Balboa Park and Petco Park on the way to Hillcrest and back.   Snap some amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see San Diego up close. You can even park and take a stroll if you choose. On the way back explore the boutique shopping districts of Hillcrest. This tour is approximately two hours of driving time at a slow pace and has several fun, informative detours and stop options along the way.  If you want to extend the tour you have the option of taking the Oldtown loop at the end of the tour.

San Diego: Segway Tour of the Gaslamp District

8. San Diego: Segway Tour of the Gaslamp District

Get the perfect overview of San Diego’s landmarks and history on this 2-hour Segway tour. From downtown, through the Gaslamp Quarter to the Embarcadero and waterfront, we cover the main sights of the first city in California. The Gaslamp Segway Tour is a great introduction to San Diego. The Gaslamp district is where we started our business, and gives this tour its name. Get to know the historic heart of San Diego and see what makes the Gaslamp District home to the city’s most exciting events and nightlife, but there’s more to the tour than this charming quarter. Take in the impressive San Diego The Convention Center and breathe in Pacific air at the Seaport Pier. Enjoy a beautiful San Diego skyline view, see the USS San Diego Memorial and USS Midway on the water, check out the urban tree exhibit and Inez Parker Rose Garden, and much more! Explore San Diego by Segway to experience the sights and history of the first city in California.

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What people are saying about Inez Parker Rose Garden, San Diego

Overall rating

4.9
(10 reviews)

Great tour. Our guide was very flexible and gave us lots of info and stops to take pics.