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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
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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

Departure Point

Golden Gate Park Segway Tours - Official Operator, Yellow & Blue Tent behind Temple of Music, 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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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 travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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 maximum group size during Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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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Segway tour of San Francisco
md1granger
, Feb 2020
Oh my gosh what a great tour. Good equipment and a fantastic tour layout. We took two tours. Brandon and Jeff are the best and most knowledgeable in the areas history.
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First time on a segway
yvonne g
, Dec 2019
A brilliant experience that I would highly recommend. Kelly our instructor took us through all the safety training with great care to ensure that everyone was completely at ease on the Segway. We then went on the tour riding on all surfaces finishing off with some off road trail routes. Well done Kelly - great job from start to finish 😀
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Fun and informative!
Laura M
, Sep 2019
All 9 of us had a great time segwaying thru the park! Learned a lot about the history, plants and animals. SunDog was a great tour guide!
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A fantastic time!!
ruth603
, Aug 2019
We had a great time riding on the segways, seeing a ton of it, and learning about the park from our awesome guide Kelly!!
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Awesome tour!
Chris C
, Jul 2019
My family loved this Segway tour! Juannas was our tour guide and was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour super fun!
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A fantastic trip
Go767084
, Apr 2019
Thank you Brian for making our segway tour so memorable. We had a brilliant time. The segways were a lot easier than i thought they would be to get the hang of.
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Excellent activity, first rate...
Andrew P
, Feb 2018
Excellent activity, first rate instruction with a great knowledge of the park.
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Great experience and guide! Very...
Peter W
, Jan 2018
Great experience and guide! Very knowledgeable about park!
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It was a great and informative tour...
Dionne
, Sep 2017
It was a great and informative tour about the beautiful garden! Johannas was an incredible guide and would book with him again!
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Loved this tour!! We were a group of...
Gillian S
, Sep 2017
Loved this tour!! We were a group of 6 lead by our fantastic guide, Sierra. We were tutored in how to control the Segway then we were off. We explored much of Golden Gate Park and were told all about it by Sierra, our Mother Duck. We would definitely recommend this tour plus very little skill required
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