Pier 39

San Francisco, uniquely charming, feels like paradise after sweltering Arizona. It’s the perfect escape from scorching temperatures. Its coastal hills, charming trolleys, and famed hospitality create a joyous atmosphere for visitors. 

But what do you do as a first-time visitor in San Francisco who has only 1-2 days to explore? Do what my friend Kenny & I did — rent a small yellow 3-wheeled San Francisco GoCar that oddly reminded me of a bumblebee and start buzzing around the city.

At first glance, planning a holiday in any city would be very easy if these guys were there. 

The GoCar experience allows you to effortlessly explore the major sites without the hassle of finding parking or looking through maps. The automated GPS-guided tour does all this for you, including learning about the history along the way!

Now join us as we jump in & drive off to see San Francisco.

GoCar Tours in San Francisco

Bay Bridge

The Bay Bridge from the Pier

After a quick safety class and donning helmets, Kenny and I headed for the Bay Bridge to kick off our trip. It was pretty relieving not having to search for directions or major landmarks. 

Our personal GPS-automated guide effortlessly gave us not only directions on where to go, but also the brief history of each spot too!

Kenny & I

Exploring San Francisco in a GoCar

We drove past the variety of Piers, enjoying the sun as much as the friendly joggers & bikers to our right. Then, we went down to the Golden Gate Bridge beach, enjoying the scenic drive in a GoCar San Francisco. 

Children, dogs, and families were running around and swimming everywhere. It was very interesting looking out towards the bridge. Cargo tanks, sailboats, and even kite surfers were scattered everywhere in the bay.

Golden Gate Beach Park

The Golden Gate Bridge from the Beach

It was moderately windy, which made for the perfect beach day. Keeping the warm, stagnant air out of the concept, leaving the beachgoers with a cool breeze, steadily rolling waves, and a perfectly blue sky. I doubt anyone hadn’t enjoyed themselves.

We strolled along the beach, then hopped in our yellow GoCar for a quick detour to Fort Point. Not even on the last day of our trip, embarking on a GoCar tour in San Francisco was one of my unforgettable experiences.

Fort Point

Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point

We parked the bumblebee-like GoCar on the South Bay side of the bridge. Then, we immersed ourselves in the history of the early 1860s. Having a unique vantage point overlooking the Gold Gate, Fort Point protected the city from both Confederate and foreign attacks during the U.S. Civil War. 

The maze-like structure was purely fascinating. However, being a little crunched on time, we exited and drove towards Union Square, where our original starting point had been.

The Exploratorium

The Exploratorium from across the pond

While on the GoCar San Francisco tour, we passed through some pretty fascinating places. I loved Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco National Cemetery, Exploratorium, and Lombard Street — the best sights on my drive.

GoCar down Lombard Street

Fellow GoCar Drivers Going Down Lombard Street

All in all, the entire trip was very fascinating. Kenny and I believe the GoCar tour offers an affordable way to see San Francisco’s main sites in a limited time. It provides a convenient option compared to hiring a personal tour guide to take you around the city. We highly recommend the GoCar tour in San Francisco for an unforgettable adventure.

After returning the car to the rental shop, we hopped on the trolley for a unique (and expensive) view of Old San Francisco, then wrapped up the day with fresh seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Needless to say, this city is full of wonderful little surprises!

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