World's First GPS Guided City Tour: See San Diego in a Talking Car
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The last date listed for GoCar Tour of San Diego was Any Date: Now - June 1, 2014.
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Jane
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Be prepared to be the center of attention if you ride in one of these cute little cars. People on foot and in cars pointed, laughed, waved, and took our picture throughout the tour. The car operates by hand controls- it was fun to drive and very easy to maneuver. Some caveats: There is no "reverse" gear, it's very noisy, it's a bumpy ride, there is no way to have the vocal directions and information about the sights repeated if you miss something, the directions for returning the car to its original location were a little ambiguous, they don't give you a road map to follow in case you get off track, and it can be chilly since it's an open-top car. I suggest you take a jacket and perhaps a lap blanket if it's an overcast day or early in the morning. But overall, I highly recommend it as a unique and grin-inducing way to tour the town. Fun fun fun!
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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.
Quotes & Highlights
- One of the "most amazing inventions of the year." <em>--Time Magazine</em>, 2004
- "What just might be the nation's next big tourist sensation." <em>--USA Today</em>, 2003
- "Tourists, it's time to dump the map and jump inside a GoCar." --<em>CNN Headline News</em>
- "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, <em>BBC Radio</em> 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
El Prado Museum Complex
San Diego Bay
Historic Old Town
Mission Hills District