Go Car Rentals in San Diego

Go Car Rentals in San Diego

This is the Cure for the Common Tour! Fold up your map, put away the guidebook, and see the San Diego most visitors never see. Zip all over town in a GoCar, and let this little yellow car take you on a GPS-guided tour of the city. Experience what the press is buzzing about, what visitors rave about, and what Time Magazine has nominated as "one of the coolest inventions of the year." It's the most exhilarating, entertaining and enlightening way to tour San Diego.

GoCars are easy and fun to drive. They're guided by GPS (Global Positioning System), which means that the car always knows where you are, even if you don't. As you drive, it tells you where to turn and what you're passing, and it waits patiently if you want to stop. As soon as you turn your GoCar back on, the tour picks up where it left off.

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Operation Hours: Daily
Weekdays: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Weekends: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not offer pick up or drop off. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Bright yellow and sporty, GoCars look great, are simple to operate and fun to drive. They are street legal and fully equipped with turn indicators, break lights, a horn and headlights. A 50cc gasoline powered engine provides more than enough power to handle the steepest inclines that San Diego can throw at them. Dual disc front breaks ensure crisp, reliable stopping power.

Our tour can take anywhere from one hour to a full day. That's the best thing about it - you're on your own schedule, not a tour bus operator's. Just take a car, see what you want and bring it back when you're done. If you find that you're having the time of your life, keep going! After all, it's not often you've got a convertible yellow talking car at your disposal.

To rent a GoCar, you must at least be a licensed driver 21-years of age. Our cars are approved for use on city streets, but not the bridges or freeways.

The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, They can even be parked in motorcycle parking. Big News!

Tour Highlights

  • Historic Gaslamp Quarter
  • Petco Park
  • Horton Plaza
  • Bankers Hill Neighborhood
  • Balboa Park
  • El Prado Museum Complex
  • Spreckel's Pavillion
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Florida Canyon
  • Hillcrest Village Center
  • Mission Hills Neighborhood
  • Fort Stockton
  • California Mission Museum
  • Old Town San Diego
  • Little Italy
  • San Diego Bay and Harbor
  • U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
  • Seaport Village
  • Navel Training Center
  • Shelter Island
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Point Loma Lighthouse
  • Point Loma Ecological Reserve and Tide Pools
  • Whale Overlook
  • Rosecrans National Cemetery
  • Incredible views of San Diego and Mexico

Renters must present a valid drivers license and be at least 21 years of age. All renters must be able to read, understand and sign the GoCar liability release and waiver form.

Payment and Security Deposit:

You will need to present a major credit card for a $400 refundable security deposit. An imprint of the renter's credit card, along with a completed and signed rental agreement and liability waiver are required prior to the release of the vehicle.

For vehicle insurance, as with rental cars, the driver can elect to purchase the collision damage waiver (CDW) - $9 per GoCar, covering the car for the day, limiting liability to $300.

The renter takes responsibility for the GoCar and their actions while driving the GoCar.

Safety: Helmets are provided and are required by California law. All riders receive a full orientation.


GoCars can be parked in Motorcycle Parking or can legally share a metered parking space with a car if the meter is fed and the car isn't blocked.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a GoCar?
GoCar is the world's first computer-guided storytelling car. The clever talking car navigates for you, but that's not all. As you drive, it points out the sights and tells you the stories that bring San Diego to life.

How long does the tour take?
The tour can take as long as you like - that's the whole point. You go at your own pace, not the pace set by a tour bus operator. As you go, you're choosing the attractions you want to stop and see. You can complete the tour in as little as one hour if your time is limited. You can also make it a leisurely day trip if you'd rather, stopping to explore attractions or museums along the way. It's totally your choice. If you're having the time of your life, keep exploring! It's a fantastic city and there is plenty to see.

Can I stop along the way?
Of course. Like we've said, you set your own pace. The car always knows where you are and you can park anywhere you want (motorcycle parking or car parking) for as long as you want, and as soon as you start to drive again, the car will begin to talk!

Do you have to stay on the tour?
Absolutely not! If there is a San Diego sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map we provide to navigate your own way through the city streets. You can even put a CD in the stereo and enjoy music along the way!

Do you have foreign-language tours?
Our San Diego GoCars only have English narration.

How many points of interest can I expect to encounter on the tour?
There are well over 50 historical points and landmarks along the guided tour.

How fast does the car go?
The GoCar will do 35-mph. Note that drivers in San Diego do not typically drive fast, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.

Is the GoCar electric or Gasoline-powered?
Our cars are powered by a gas engine that gets 60+ MPG. A full tank of gas will usually give a 60 mile range. We are hoping for an electric version in the future.

How many people can fit in a GoCar?
A maximum of 2 people are able to ride in the vehicle.

How old do you have to be to rent a GoCar?
You must be over 21 years of age to rent a GoCar.

What clothing is appropriate for the convertible in San Diego?
San Diego is consistently sunny but with a little chill, especially out by Ocean Beach. The City year round temperature is 65 degrees. Bring a fleece jacket or something comparable and store it in the GoCar's trunk. We can loan warm clothing too. Just ask!

If you are visiting San Francisco, please order Go Car Rentals in San Francisco.

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not offer pick up or drop off. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final. If you have ordered this show as a part of a vacation package, a different cancellation policy applies and is detailed in the Important Information section on your E-ticket.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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