Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour

Trip Highlights

  • We will train you how to ride a Segway like a pro.

  • Every guest is issued a radio and earbud so they don't miss the entertaining narration by our tour guides.

  • You will see the famous sights and hidden corners of the park.

  • Cruise along seven miles (11.2 km) of winding trails and bike routes.

  • You will learn about the transformation starting in the 1870's of a bleak sand dune area in into the lush park you see today.

  • Every tour makes numerous stops for photos.

Description

Glide through the 1,000+ acre Golden Gate Park

Have a blast riding through seven beautiful miles of Golden Gate Park’s landscaped trails and roads.

Visit hidden sights that include the Lilly Pond, Shakespeare Garden and Fern Grotto.

The fully guided tour explores the east end, including the National Aids Memorial, Music Concourse, Pioneer Grove, and Stow Lake.

Tour guides share tidbits and trivia about the Park’s stewards over the years, the impact of WWII on the Japanese Tea Garden, and the story of the park’s historical transformation from bleak sand dunes to today’s lush vista.

This fully narrated tour is 2.5 hours long, including fun training.

Itinerary

Inside of Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres explore and discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and monuments, plus an array of world class museums and cultural attractions.

The Music Concourse, a landscaped basin between the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum, is a vital civic and cultural space within Golden Gate Park, hosting free concerts on Sundays during the summer and serving as a respite and picnic spot year-round for visitors to nearby cultural facilities.

The departure location for all Golden Gate Park Segway Tours is located directly behind the Temple of Music building.

The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California, is a popular feature of Golden Gate Park, originally built as part of a sprawling World's Fair, the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894.

The de Young, San Francisco’s oldest museum, is housed in a strikingly modern copper-sheathed building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron.

The California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park features a wide array of gardens, groves, lakes and meadows for you to enjoy, each with its own distinct character and charm.

Step into an exotic, jungle-like world in this delightful, shady garden stretch, located along JFK Drive opposite the Conservatory of Flowers. Filled with Tasmanian tree ferns, the dell offers visitors a unique stroll through what you’d imagine a dinosaur garden would be.

A Victorian confection of wood and glass, the Conservatory of Flowers, which opened in 1879, is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park and one of San Francisco’s most beloved landmarks. It houses some 1,700 species of aquatic and tropical plants.

Surrounding Strawberry Hill is Stow Lake, the park’s largest lake and a serene setting for boating or strolling.The highest point of the park, the summit of Strawberry Hill, commands a 360-degree view;

The triangular-shaped 15-acre plot contains symbolic noble evergreen coastal redwoods, also called coastal sequoia (Sequoia sempervirens), dedicated by the Gold Star Mothers organization.

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum grows and conserves plants from around the world — more than 8,000 varieties in 55 acres of lands

Recognized as the oldest public Lawn Bowling club in the country and known as the first municipal lawn bowling green established in the United States.

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a living tribute to all whose lives have been touched by AIDS, and a dedicated space where people can gather to heal, hope, and remember.

The gentle grassy slope known as “Hippie Hill” once attracted Janis Joplin to play her guitar in the shade of the tree that now bears her name. Adjacent to Haight-Ashbury neighborhood the hill has enjoyed its reputation for mellow lounging and music starting with the 1960's Summer of Love.

The Sharon Art Studio (SAS) is San Francisco’s largest public art center and offer arts education for people of all ages in ceramics, leaded and fused glass, jewelry/metal arts, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

Generations of San Franciscans (and young visitors from around the world!) have fond memories of the children’s playground and carousel in Golden Gate Park’s southeast corner. The playground, called the Sharon Quarters for Children when it opened in 1888, is thought to have been the nation’s first public playground.

The half-acre intimate formal garden was established in July 1928 to showcase the plants and trees mentioned in William Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.

The Music Concourse, a landscaped basin with 3 fountains between the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum

 

Tour info

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
3 to 8
Price starts at
79 USD

Why take this tour?

Explore the Park with San Francisco's # 1 Rated Tour

  • Enjoy finding hidden sights, laugh at our entertaining tour guides and experience our fabulous Segway rider training before you depart.
  • Segways are a perfect way to see and explore the park.
  • Fun for ages 12 and up.
  • #1 San Francisco Tour on TripAdvisor for 7 Years.
  • Small groups with no more than 8 guests per guide.

5 STARS "Totally worth the price. Excellent tour. Guides took time to make sure everyone was comfortable and knew how to manuever." -Sunita S

5 STARS "What a great way to see and learn about Golden Gate Park! The Segways are a blast to ride - and very easy to learn." - Melissa S



5 STARS "One of the best things you can do in San Francisco. Great tour guides." - Gabrielle B

Included

  • Ride with the only authorized and permitted Segway Company in Golden Gate Park.

  • Guided tours are the best experience – With our tour guides and headset narration you won’t get lost and miss the best sights and off the beaten track corners of the park.

  • Each tour starts with fun rider training.

  • Park Tours are limited to eight riders per guide.

  • Every tour makes numerous stops for photos.

Excluded

  • Admission to Museums and Gardens

Frequently asked questions

September through May 10:30 am and 2:00 pm Daily June through August 10:30am and 2:00pm Monday-Thursday 10:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm Friday-Sunday Closed on December 25, January 1st and during major public events in the Park. All tours start on time, so please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. For the safety and complete training of our guest late arrivals will not be allowed to join a tour that has already started training. Please be on time. Closed on December 25 and January 1st. Occasionally closed or tours rerouted during major holiday or large public events.
Adults 18+ $79.00 Monday through Thursday $89.00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday Ages 12 -17 $65.00 Monday through Thursday $68.00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday No guests under age 12. Ages 12-17 with parent or guardian on tour. All guests must weigh between 100 and 250 lbs.
Activity is 2.5 hours including training. Training is 30 to 35 minutes, During the busy summer season training time may be slightly longer. All tours start on time, so please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. For the safety and complete training of our guest late arrivals will not be allowed to join a tour that has already started training. Please be on time.
Segways: Ages 12 and up over 100 lbs (45kg) and under 250 lbs.(113 kg) are welcome. All Tours: No weight exceptions. No pregnant guests. Not recommended for some guests over age 70 or with mobility, motor control or recent surgeries. Under age 18 on tour with parent or guardian. Full list of rider requirements listed in the FAQ Section Please read before booking.
Golden Gate Park Segway tours all depart from the Golden Gate Park facility. Golden Gate Park Location: 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118 Look for Segways in paved area directly behind the large band stage in Music Concourse. Next to the Bike rental. Near the entrance to the Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Science and deYoung Museum.
Segway Tours: 30-35 minutes of fun training on how to safely operate the Segway.
Small tour groups for a personal experience Go when you want. Lots of departure times. Book the most convenient time you want to go. The best Segway training around. Complete one on one training before your tour. For our foreign guests we offer training videos in 11 languages! Amazing tour guides. A great guide makes all the difference. Our tour guides rock! Each guest gets a radio receiver with earbud so you won’t miss details about the sights along the way. On cold days we have jackets, hats and gloves to keep you warm and snug. It’s fun! Riding Segways is a blast. Come get your Segway smile!

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