Guided tour

San Francisco: Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

4.9 / 5

72 reviews

San Francisco: Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

From $79 per person

Discover Golden Gate Park in San Francisco with the Segway tour. See many of the highlights in the park including the Japanese Tea Garden, the Music Concourse, the National Aids Memorial, the De Young Museum, and the Academy of Sciences.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Golden Gate Park in San Francisco by Segway
  • See the De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Music Concourse and Temple of Music, and the Japanese Tea Garden
  • Explore the Conservatory of Flowers, Lily Pond, Fern Grotto, and Storybrook Cross, as well as the Historic Carousel
  • See San Francisco Botanical Gardens, the Lawn Bowling Courts, and the National Aids Memorial
Full description

Experience Golden Gate Park as you glide on the new Segway i2 with lean-to-steer technology. Enjoy a guided tour narrated through a compact single earbud sound system as you follow a combination of designated trails, bike paths, and low-speed, light-traffic streets. Golden Gate Park is larger than New York's Central Park and once consisted of sand dunes that are now covered with more than 75,000 trees. To explore it safely, each guest receives hands-on training with an instructor, test ride, skills practice, rider courtesy instruction, and review of the Golden Gate Park rules of the road and rider courtesy agreement. After a 30-35 minute training on how to safely operate the Segway, you'll explore the sights of Golden Gate Park for 2 hours. Ride your Segway for 8 miles (13 kilometers) through the eastern part of Golden Gate Park, which covers both the famous landmarks and many hidden and less-explored areas. Highlights on this tour include the De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Music Concourse and Temple of Music, the Japanese Tea Garden, the Conservatory of Flowers, Lily Pond, Fern Grotto, and Storybook Cross, the Historic Carousel, San Francisco Botanical Gardens, the Lawn Bowling Courts, the National Aids Memorial, Shakespeare Garden, Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill, the Rose, Rhododendron and Dahlia Gardens, Redwood Grove and Pioneer Log Cabin, and many more hidden gems. The aim of this tour is to let guests enjoy riding an eco-friendly Segway, see more sights than they could cover on foot, and have lots of fun. An added benefit for the environment is fewer tour buses on the streets of the city each day.

Please note:

Customers will be required to sign the tour agreement and liability waiver. The local partner assumes no responsibility for delays caused by accidents, breakdown, bad road conditions, and other conditions beyond control, in addition to insufficient numbers of guests. Not responsible for loss or damage to property.

Includes
  • 35 to 45 minutes of hands-on training with an instructor, test ride and skills review, rider courtesy instruction, and review of the rules of the road (can be also booked as VIP private tour for your own party)
  • Helmets and safety vests are provided and required
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Admission fees and tolls
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People under 99 lbs (45 kg)
  • People over 254 lbs (115 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The starting location for the San Francisco Golden Gate Park Segway tour is in the paved area directly behind the Sprekels Temple of Music (Bandshell) in the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse area. If you are trying to find us using GPS the entrance to the Japanese Tea Garden is across the street from the training lot at 7 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118. Parking spaces are not available at the guest training location. The Segway training area is not visible until you are behind the Bandshell. On some Golden Gate Park special event days the training area will be moved to the adjacent Tour Bus Parking Lot. Paid underground garage parking is available at the Music Concourse Garage located between the De Young Museum and the California Academy of Science. We do not reimburse parking costs. Free on-street parking is available on adjacent streets. The street parking fills rapidly on weekends. We suggest taking the Muni public transit to the park.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • · Riders must be aged 12 and older and weigh between 100 pounds (45 kilograms) and 250 pounds (113 kilograms)
  • · Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • · Not recommended for guests aged 70 and up
  • · You must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without assistance, which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending stairs without any assistance or use of a handrail. You will be standing for 2 hours
  • · The helmet and safety vest provided must be worn at all times
  • · Bring an extra layer of warm, wind-resistant clothing. Rain ponchos, knit gloves, and warm jackets are available for guests to use. Please leave bulky backpacks at home
  • · You must sign a liability waiver and complete the Segway training and test ride
  • · Respect road signs, pedestrians, bikes, and cars for a safe ride
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The segways are a ton of fun! The tour guides were very good at making sure we were trained very well and everyone knew how to operate the segway before the tour started. My only critique is wanting to go faster and maybe less stops but they also had very good information about the park, and there was a lot of people, bikers, etc so the speed had to be moderate. They also took a lot of pics and sent them to each participant. Excellent fun experience!

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August 16, 2021

We had a wonderful time! It was the first time for everyone in our party of five. Johannes was absolutely great as our tour leader. He was personable, funny, knowledgeable and informative. I’ve lived in San Francisco all my life - just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park actually! But I’ve never seen as much of the park or learned so much about it as on our Segway tour. We felt safe at all times, from the moment we stepped on for our short personalized training to going up and down the myriad of trails and pathways throughout the park. Thanks also to Zoe who rode with us. You all were great!

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June 20, 2021

We were trained how to handle the Segways before we headed into the park on the tour. This training made me much more comfortable on the Segway. Our tour guide, Jeff, was great. He really knew the history of the park and a lot of the flora and fauna within the park. My brother and I had a great time. Great way to see a lot of the park in a short amount of time. Excellent tour - Highly recommend this tour company.

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June 7, 2021

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