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Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park on this 2.5-hour Segway tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll pass top attractions like the Japanese Tea Gardens, the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. All equipment is included, as well as a safety training. Cover even more ground on a Segway as you soak up Golden Gate Park's rich history and hidden gems from your guide.
  • See the sights of Golden Gate Park on a 2-hour Segway tour in San Francisco
  • Discover the area’s best secrets with a local guide
  • Pass top attractions like the California Academy of Sciences and the Conservatory of Flowers
  • Enjoy a more personal experience with a small group
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2.5-hour Segway training and tour (approx.
Helmet and safety vest - Jackets and gloves available for foggy days
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Entry or admission to Park attractions
Golden Gate Park Segway Tours - Official Operator , Check in desk located behind Temple of Music next to bike rentals, 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Training lot is located across the street from the Japanese Tea Garden in the paved area directly behind the Sprekels Temple of Music (band stage) in the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse area. Area is not visible until you are behind the Bandshell (stage).

This activity will end right where it started.
Learn about Golden Gate Park and see its major attractions in an easy yet adventurous way. On this San Francisco Segway tour, you’ll cover more ground than you would on foot but still enjoy being outside.

Start by meeting your guide and participating in a 35- to 45-minute practice session to get used to your Segway, which most riders find to be very intuitive. Then set off, gliding through the park with your guide, who will tell you about the history of the park, such as how it went from uninhabited sand dunes in the 1870s to a well-planned city gathering space that’s home to museums, lakes, gardens and more. Spot sights like the Shakespeare Garden, the lawn bowling courts, the Conservatory of Flowers, Stow Lake and two impressive museums—the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young, a fine arts museum.

Cruise past Lily Pond, a pioneer log cabin, a grove of redwood trees and other lesser-known highlights, and make plenty of stops to take photos of this 1,000-acre (405-hectare) sanctuary that spreads from the middle of the city to Ocean Beach. Your tour ends with return to the starting point in the park.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Park
The seven mile (11.2 km) tour route explores the eastern section of the 1017 acre (411ha) park on winding trails and bike routes.
Stop At:  
Music Concourse
The Music Concourse with 3 fountains and Temple of Music are the starting location for the Segway tour. The DeYoung and California Academy are located in the Music Concourse
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Conservatory of Flowers
The magnificent Victorian glass wood framed conservatory was erected in 1879 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Segway tour travels to the front entrance with expansive views of the surrounding cultivated flower beds and sculptures. A perfect iconic backdrop for Park visitor photos. Photo stop outside.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
de Young Museum
In its stunning copper clad building and distinctive tower the de Young showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles, and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific and Africa.
Pass By:  
California Academy of Sciences
Delivering the wonders of land, space, and water in one amazing museum building. Academy offers an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and 3D theater. Known for its living roof featuring native wildflowers and grasses. Highly recommended for a visit before or after your Park Tour
Stop At:  
Dahlia Garden
Next to the Conservatory of Flowers is the Dahlia Garden. This location celebrates the official flower of San Francisco with a diverse spread of varieties and colors. Peak season is August and September. Photo stop.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Japanese Tea Garden
The Japanese Tea Garden was established to showcase a Japanese Village for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition and is the oldest public Japanese Garden in all of the United States. Photo stop outside.
Duration: 4 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Stow Lake
Starting in 1893 Stow Lake has been the destination for romantic row boat rides, pink popcorn, picnics and wildlife viewing. One of the sites is Huntington Waterfall cascades down Strawberry Hill and spilling into Stow Lake.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Redwood Grove Garden
Hoover Redwood Memorial Grove features a somewhat hidden towering Coastal Redwoods grove in the middle of Golden Gate Park. Photo stop.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
McLaren lodge
Built in 1896, the McLaren Lodge was for 47 years the home of John McLaren, the Park Superintendent and caretaker of Golden Gate Park. In front of the Lodge is a Monterey cypress nicknamed ‘Uncle John’s Tree’ and for 80 year has been San Francisco's official holiday tree.
Stop At:  
National AIDS Memorial Grove
At this inspirational plot of trees, flowers, rocks, memorials, meadows, and scenes of natural beauty, visitors come to seek strength, share stories, and create memories that heal. Tour stops here and guests may choose to explore on foot Dogwood Crescent, where the Circle of Friends resides. The Grove serves as an important sanctuary for all to enjoy.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Park Carousel
Originally steam powered - the current jewel is a 1914 beauty. This is the 3rd carousel to be located in the Park. The Carousel is next to the Koret Children’s Quarter (formally the Children’s Playground) and Sharon Meadows.
Stop At:  
Shakespeare Garden
Shakespeare’s Flower Garden is a themed garden of plants and flowers mentioned within the works of William Shakespeare. Bronze plaques engraved with notable quotations accompany the floral arrangements. Photo stop.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • SEGWAY RIDER REQUIREMENTS:
  • All guests must be age 12 or older.
  • All guests must weigh between 100-250 lbs or 45-113 kilos.
  • NOTE: We have a scale on site and check minimum weights for safety of all of our guests. Underweight guests will not be refunded or rescheduled.
  • Riders under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the tour.
  • No pregnant guests are allowed due to safety reasons.
  • This activity is not recommended for some guests that are: ages 70 years and older, have had recent surgeries or have motor skill/control issues.
  • Each customer must sign a Liability Waiver.
  • Helmets and safety vests are provided and are required.
  • All participants must be able to easily and quickly step on and off the Segway without assistance
  • No high heels, sandals or flip flops.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Electric Tour Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun .

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Traveler Tips


  • "Tour does not go through the Botanical Garden as they do not allow Segways in that area of the park." See review
  • "The park is really nice and going by Segway is the way to go." See review

Reviews

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Well worth your time and...
David_I
, Oct 2021
Well worth your time and money to do this. Our guide was knowledgeable about the area and was fun to be around
star-5
Family Fun Adventure!
Alex_R
, Sep 2021
First time for the family. Been to Golden Gate Park several times, but never saw it like this. Johannes and the "pit crew" made it lots of fun and learned lots of cool things, besides a beautiful day spent in the Park!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Segway Tours = Awesome
Johnny_H
, Aug 2021
Riding a segway is always memorable! Johannes was a great guide, funny and full of information about the park.
star-5
awesome!
Marc_K
, Jul 2021
Had a great time. Yohanes was lively, funny and super knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour, best experience yet!
star-5
It's fun to ride a Segway, and our guide was great!
kjk
, Jul 2021
Every member of our family loved learning to control a Segway and then riding all over the park, capably and delightfully guided by Johannes. Golden Gate Park is much more beautiful than we had anticipated, with many interesting plants and garden areas. Highly recommended!
star-5
So. Much. Fun!
Linda_H
, Jul 2021
So. Much. Fun! It was wonderful to see most of this beautiful & vast park on the Segway tour. Our tour guide, Jeff, was informative with a sense of humor that made the time fly by.
star-5
Excellent fun
Lois_B
, Jul 2021
Great outdoor beauty and space. Safety priorities appreciated and great instructions and help to keep all riders safe and 😃!
star-5
Awesome Tour of Golden Gate Park
Teri_G
, Jul 2021
I was visiting San Francisco with 2 of my teenage daughters. Last-minute I decided to book the Segway tour so they could see Golden Gate Park. Jeff was a great tour guide! We had so much fun and learned so much about the Park. One of the highlights of our short trip. We definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Great !
Soumya
, Jul 2021
It was really awesome experience! I’ve been to SF so many times but this tour was fun and exiting , worth the buck and the time !
star-5
Goddess saved the day
Jim_P
, Jul 2021
Our tour was very interesting, such beautiful scenery and rich history. It was our first time riding a Segway and we were a little nervous about it at first and decided to not go and give our tickets to someone else, but our tour guide, (Goddess of Cali) aka Hanna, told us she would give us some extra attention and make sure we had a great time, which she absolutely did!! What a fantastic and charismatic personality she has, she made it the best thing we have done in years!!

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