San Francisco

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

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From $79.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Golden Gate Park (Pass By)

Music Concourse

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

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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.
The park is really nice and going by Segway is the way to go.
429 reviews
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Excellent exerience
Manthos_E, Nov 2022
Johannes was a great guide. Had fun, enjoyed the narrative. Everything worked out quite well and the whole family had a great time.
Great day in San Fran
David_V, Oct 2022
Johannes was very entertaining and full of information. We had a great day! You will not regret spending a day in the park.
Segway is the way to go !
fiona_c, Oct 2022
Our guide, Zac, was a friendly, relaxed , knowledgeable guide. The park is beautiful & huge. Segways are easy to master and a great way to cover a lot of area in a short time.
Fantastic Fun
Nancy_B, Oct 2022
It was fabulous. It is a long time standing so a few extra breaks would have been nice. Our guide Mariela was fantastic
Came here with the hubby...
Elaine_V, Aug 2022
Came here with the hubby as part if out 10th year anniversary. Another couple was there celebrating their 50th anniversary. It was a fun experience that we never explored in SF.
Best way to see Golden Gate Park
Kristina_Y, Jul 2022
First time on segways and we loved it! The trail was fun…especially the ‘off road’ portions. Such a great way to cover a lot of ground and see so much of the sights. Zack was a very cool guide…knowledgeable and passionate about the park. Highly recommend this tour!
Amazing staff!
Sheena_P, Jul 2022
The staff was amazing and patient. I took my 12 year old who was extremely shy and timid but they were wonderful with her.
Great tour and guide!
James_B, Jun 2022
Zach was a fantastic and authentic guide who was knowledgable and friendly. Tour was a great way to see the park would recommend for all levels of Segway users.
A++ great time
Marcus_S, Jun 2022
We had a great time. Devin did a great job guiding the tour with fun facts! Instructions were easy and made us all laugh during the learning process. Great family fun!!
A lot of fun, easy way to spend an afternoon
Carolyn_M, May 2022
Totally fun day in the park. The Segways were fun to ride, and pretty easy to learn. (I'm a klutz, and managed nicely.) Instructions were easy to follow. Radios were a bit hard to hear at points, but I usually brought up the rear so might just have been my place in line. Only suggestion? It will be chilly in the shade, wear more clothes than you think you will need!
Bucket list item
Tom_S, May 2022
I lived in the Bay Area for 15 years but on a surprise day off where I wasn’t sure what to do, I was glad I thought of a Segway tour and one through the gorgeous and glorious golden gate park. The park is vast and full of many different type of landscapes. Going through the park on a Segway also gave it some additional fun and excitement. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone, and Hopefully I can do it again someday. Also, the staff was very friendly and helpful. 5 stars
Fantastic tour with a great guide!
John_B, May 2022
Easily one of the most fun experiences we had in San Francisco! Devin was a hilarious and informative guide! We could not have asked for a better teacher. We will definitely go on another tour next time!
Johannes was great and it...
Andrea_H, May 2022
Johannes was great and it was the perfect way to see the park for the first time. Will book again to explore the west side.
Best way to see Golden Gate Park
Maureen_S, Apr 2022
This was SOOOOOO much fun! There’s no way we would have seen the many different gardens and historical places without charming Zack’s guidance and comfortable discussion. His knowledge of the park’s hidden gems, beautiful plants and significant places really added to a fantastic Segway ride. The Segway training, help and monitoring for safe use by Zack were all perfectly timed and encouraging. This was my 4th time on a Segway and every time I do it (years and places far apart so I forget each time), I leave thinking: why would I ever walk again if I could Segway?! It’s soooo much fun!
A great way to experience Golden Gate Park!
Robert_H, Apr 2022
We had a great time! It was our first time riding a Segway and after their very thorough instruction, it was incredibly easy and fun! The tour was nothing short of amazing. Coming from Nevada, where everything is brown, we loved the lush landscape. Our tour guide Zach was fun, kind and very knowledgeable.
Segway tour
Richard_E, Apr 2022
Seeing the whole park. Fantastic guide Beautiful day The guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we were comfortable on the Segway
Amazing! Well worth it!
Sophie_C, Mar 2022
Devin was an amazing tour guide and made the experience funny and entertaining! We would definitely do another Segway tour if we’re back in San Fran again.
A fun afternoon
Amy_L, Mar 2022
Susan was a great guide and segways were a fun way to see the park, loved learning a bit about the history !
Fun Ride!
Gloria_W, Mar 2022
Awesome time with Devin!- The tourist guide man; he was very helpful as well as funny althoughout the Tour. I will sure do this again!
A definite must do
michele_a, Feb 2022
Johannes (yoyo) was an excellent tour guide who really made the tour wonderful! We had been on other Segway tours and still learned more about what not to do on a Segway from him. The park is huge and we got to see so many parts that we never would have.