Guided tour

San Francisco: Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

San Francisco: Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

From US$ 79 per person

Discover Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on this guided Segway tour. See park highlights like the Japanese Tea Garden, the Music Concourse, the National Aids Memorial, and the Academy of Sciences.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Golden Gate Park less time with an exciting way on a modern Segway
  • See the De Young Museum, the Academy of Sciences, and the Japanese Tea Garden
  • View the Conservatory of Flowers, Lily Pond, Fern Grotto, and Storybrook Cross
  • Pass by the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, and the Lawn Bowling Courts
  • Feel confident as you ride with a detailed tutorial session with an instructor
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.

Discover more of Golden Gate Park in less time on a modern Segway. Receive hands-on training with an instructor. Go thorugh a skills practice session, a rider courtesy instruction, and review the Golden Gate Park rules of the road. 

Set off to see the sights of Golden Gate Park on an 8-mile (13 kilometers) route through the eastern part of Golden Gate Park, which covers both the famous landmarks and as well as some hidden and less-explored areas.

Roll past local institutions like the De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Music Concourse and Temple of Music. Take in the sculpted landscapes of the Japanese Tea Garden, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Lily Pond, and the Fern Grotto.

View a large stone Celtic cross sculpture at the Storybook Cross, and let the the Historic Carousel awaken your nostalgia. Cruise by the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, the Lawn Bowling Courts, the National Aids Memorial, and the Shakespeare Garden.

Admire views of Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill, the Rose, Rhododendron and Dahlia Gardens, Redwood Grove and the Pioneer Log Cabin. Feel good about discovering this landmark in an eco-friendly way. 

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 over 250 lbs (113 kg)
  • 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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Date

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
  • Unaccompanied minors

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
  • ·The local partner is not responsible for delays beyond their control
  • · This tour requires a minimum number of guests to proceed
  • · The activity provider is not responsible for loss or damage to property
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 108 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The Segway tour was fantastic! At first, the Segway seemed a little intimidating (during the tutorial), but it was very easy to navigate once the tour started, a very quick learning curve. Mariela, the tour guide, was friendly and very accommodating. Ultimately, the people are what make the difference between a good tour and a bad one, and this one was excellent. Highly recommend.

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August 12, 2022

This was something that I never imagined doing but then read how much ground you could cover in the park on a Segway. Our tour guide, Susan, was phenomenal! We saw so much, learned a lot and laughed the whole time. We took our 3 teenagers and had a ball! Truly. The instructors take your safety very seriously and prepare you to be successful.

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July 5, 2022

This is the second time we have done this tour over the years. We chose the GG Park tour. It is by far the best way to travel though the park and learn things you didn't know about it's history and paths that you could never cover in a day of walking. Every staff member makes sure that you have a fun and safe trip. It's a great adventure!

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June 3, 2022

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