Glide through over 1,000 acres of the Golden Gate Park on a Segway, and enjoy a fully narrated tour of the landmarks, hidden sights, and famous buildings that call the park their home. Start your tour with Segway training and fun riding, and you will be equipped with a radio receiver and ear bud to hear all of your tour guides' commentary throughout the park tour. You will learn trivia and history about the park's stewards over the years, the impact of WWII, and the transformation of the park from sand dunes to the vista we see today.
Speed and wind your way through the 7 mile tour route that will take you to explore the eastern section of the Golden Gate Park, using both trails and bike routes to see sights like the Music Concourse and Temple of Music, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Botanical Gardens, the National Aids Memorial, and Shakespeare Garden. You will hear fun trivia and historical facts about the impact of WWII on the Japanese Tea Garden, see the historic Carousel and Sharon Art Studio, and the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894. Some of the other spectacular things you'll see on this fun tour are Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill, the California Academy of Sciences and the deYoung Museum, and hidden sights like Prayerbook Cross, Fern Grotto, and the Lily Pond.
This 2 1/2 hour tour is a fantastic addition to any vacation or weekend getaway, and is full of historic buildings, scientific museums, and natural beauty for you to look at and explore throughout your Golden Gate Park Segway tour. Learn William Hammond Hill and John McLaren's vision for the park and how the park transformed from an area filled with sand dunes to the lush park we see to this day in the 1870's. This tour is a fantastic way to see the best of the Golden Gate Park and learn fun trivia while seeing historic and famous buildings that will entertain the history, nature, and science lovers in your family!
Tour Highlights -
- Exploration of the East end of Golden Gate Park.
- Small group experience.
- Segway training before your tour.
- Listen to commentary and trivia through a radio receiver and ear bud.
- Commentary on the transformation of the park from the 1870's to now.
- Sights that include the Japanese Tea Garden, Temple of Music, and San Francisco Botanical Gardens.
- 7 miles of tour route over the 1,017 acres that make up the park.