Venue Details

41 Star Starred
GoCar Pick-Up Shop
Hawthorne and Kettner in Little Italy 2100 Kettner Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101
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Member Tips

dianne chavarria
Bring a little extra padding to sit on
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Bring a couple layers of clothing. You can put unused clothes in the cars trunk.
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It's easy to stop along the way and grab a snack. Find your food/drink as you drive!
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Wear closed-heel shoes, as your legs are stretched out and resting on your heels.
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Jean L.
Sunglasses and camera are a must!
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Jean L.
Check the weather, this activity would not be as fun if it were raining or too chilly.
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Reviews & Ratings

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15 reviews
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attended Aug 15 2007

I surprised my husband with this tour for his 51st birthday. We totally loved it! The car was easy for him to drive, and the GPS narration was easy to hear and... continued

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attended May 12 2007


Great sights, great way to see them.

Most fun on three wheels since we were little kids!


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attended Jul 26 2007

I've lived in San Diego for over 24 years and learned a few fun things about our beautiful city. I recommend it for something different to do. But, make sure you're real careful driving the GoCar. It's kind of slugish when traveling up an incline.

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Quotes & Highlights

One of the “most amazing inventions of the year.” —Time Magazine, 2004
“What just might be the nation’s next big tourist sensation.” —USA Today_, 2003
“Tourists, it’s time to dump the map and jump inside a GoCar.” —_CNN Headline News

“It’s like a ride at Disneyworld, except you are in control-and it’s not a theme park, it’s a city.” —Tourist Comment, BBC Radio Interview


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.

The car seats two people, so you can go alone or ride with a friend and explore the city together!

You can stop along the way. 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!

You don’t have to stay on the guided tour. If there is a San Diego sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map they 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!

The GoCar will do 35-mph. Cars are approved for use on city streets, but are not allowed on freeways.

Choose from more than 100 points of interest on your tour, including:

Downtown San Diego

Gas Lamp District

Historic Horton Plaza

Aircraft Carrier Midway

Balboa Park

El Prado Museum Complex

Bankers Hill

Spreckels Pavilion

San Diego Bay

Seaport Village

Florida Canyon

Little Italy

Historic Old Town

Mission Hills District

Maritime Museum

Hillcrest District

Point Loma

Shelter Island

Ocean Beach



About the Ticket Supplier: GoCar Tours San Diego

GoCar Rentals is the developer of the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car. GoCar is the brainchild of mechanical engineer, Nathan Withrington. His original idea and the company's entrepreneurial spark have set off a firestorm of media attention. GoCar's most recent honor has been its nomination for "Invention of the Year" by Time Magazine.