San Francisco Advanced Segway Tour: Golden Gate Park And Haight Ashbury
Glide through Golden Gate Park and the neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury on a Segway in San Francisco. Designed for people with prior experience riding a Segway, this 2.5-hour guided tour incorporates more riding and bigger hills along an exhilarating route. Motor up to the lookout above Buena Vista Park, explore eclectic Haight Street, and coast past the Lily Pond, Fern Grotto and more as you learn about the city’s history. Numbers are limited to eight for a small-group experience.
Meet your Segway guide at the starting point in Golden Gate Park, slip on your helmet and safety vest, and receive a quick refresher course on operating your self-balancing device. Designed for participants with prior experience riding a Segway, this 2.5-hour tour of San Francisco covers a lot of ground in a fraction of the time you’d spend walking.
Glide along miles of Golden Gate Park’s trails and roads, visiting hidden gems including the Lily Pond and Fern Grotto, nestled inside 1,017 acres (411 hectares). En route, your knowledgeable guide shares trivia about the park’s historical transformation from bleak sand dunes to today’s lush landscape.
Before departing for the Upper Haight, explore the park's eastern end, including the National AIDS Memorial and Music Concourse. You’ll pass notable landmarks such as the Conservatory of Flowers, the California Academy of Sciences and the deYoung Museum, and get a glimpse of the San Francisco Botanical Gardens and the Japanese Tea Garden.
Then scoot up to a lookout point above Buena Vista Park, San Francisco's oldest park, for soaring views of the city, its bridges and San Francisco Bay (weather-dependent, as it can be foggy).
Learn about the colorful history of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and its hippie counterculture made famous during the 1967 Summer of Love. Ride your Segway along the atmospheric streets, passing Victorian houses, clothing shops and iconic spots. Your guide points out famous homes once belonging to Charles Manson, the Hell's Angels and band members of the Grateful Dead before your tour ends back in Golden Gate Park.