With more than 1,000 acres to explore, covering all of the main roads and trails of Golden Gate Park in a single day can be exhausting. You can put away your guidebook and enjoy some of the best views and hidden jewels with a fully narrated tour of the park. Providing fun tales and a fascinating history of one of the most visited parks in the United States, a Segway tour of Golden Gate Park touches upon an assortment of delightful destinations in a unique way.

Segway Tours Golden Gate Park

Perfect for locals and tourists alike, the Electric Tour Company is the exclusive licensed Segway tour operator of Golden Gate Park, offering four, fun tour routes to consider:

Golden Gate Park Segway Tour Departure Dates & Times

The Electric Tour Company is open seven days a week, and offers Segway tours from January to December. Tours are not offered on Christmas & New Year’s Day, and the company is closed during major public events held at Golden Gate Park. Also, if you plan on visiting the Bay Area during the holidays, such as the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, or Fleet Week (in early October), you should call to confirm the tour schedule.

golden gate park segway tour

1. Official Golden Gate Park Segway Tour ($75)

April – October: Daily at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

November – March: Daily at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Glide through the eastern portion of the park on the original Golden Gate Park Segway Tour. This is a 2 ½ hour guided and narrated tour that includes 30 to 45 minutes of training for first time riders.

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2. Advanced Golden Gate Park Segway Tour ($75)

April – October: Daily at 12:30 p.m.
November – March: Daily at 11:30 a.m.

Already know how to ride a Segway? This 2 ½-hour, fully guided, and narrated tour is for guests who don’t need full Segway training – spending only a very brief time testing and refreshing skills. Previous Segway experience is required.

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3. Mini Golden Gate Park Segway Tour ($55)

April – October: Daily at 12:30 p.m.
November – March: Daily at 11:30 a.m.

This tour is for those who have a shorter amount of time to spend in Golden Gate Park. This is a 1 ½-hour, guided and narrated tour that includes 30 to 45 minutes of training for first time riders.

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4. Private Golden Gate Park Tour ($105-$150)

Reserve a private Segway Tour for 2-8 guests daily between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enjoy a 3-hour guided and narrated tour that includes one-on-one training. This option allows you to tour the park at your own pace. You have more time for stopping along the way, exploring sights, and taking photos.

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Advance reservations are highly recommended as most tours quickly sell out, and the number of walk-up tickets is limited. Tours will have no more than eight riders per guide. The company reserves the right to subject tours to a minimum of two (2) guests. Keep in mind that some groups will be combined.

For groups larger than 8 guests, you can send a private tour request here.

 

Segway Tour Rules and Restrictions

All Segway tours start promptly, and it is important that you arrive 15 minutes early to check in; late arrival will result in forfeiture. Keep in mind that the park swells with visitors during the weekends, so allow yourself extra travel time to reach your destination. Please be on time.

To participate in the Golden Gate Park Segway Tour, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be 12 years or older; and guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • You must weigh between 100 lbs (45 kg) and under 250 lbs (113 kg). No weight exceptions. A scale is used to measure a guest’s weight.
  • Pregnant guests are not allowed on tours due to fall risk.
  • No flip-flops, open-toe sandals, or high heels.
  • Helmet and safety vest are required and provided.
  • You must sign a liability waiver.

Segway tours are not recommended for guests experiencing mobility or motor control issues. If you tire easily, then this activity is probably not your best option for enjoying Golden Gate Park – as it requires standing for the duration of the tour.


Segway Tours Training

During training, every participant will receive hands-on preparation with an instructor, including safe Segway operation, emergency stops, and reviewing the company’s “Share the Road” policy. Riders go for a test ride and practice their skills on a safety cone course. The training also includes a 9-minute safety video.


What to Expect on Your Segway Park Tour

As you travel along bike routes and winding trails of the eastern section of the park, your guide will point out several historic and interesting facts about Golden Gate Park. Depending on your selected tour, some of the hidden sights you may encounter include Lily Pond and Storybook Cross. You’ll ride past the eye-catching, historic Carousel.

Main attractions of the park are explored, including:

  • the California Academy of Sciences
  • Music Concourse
  • de Young Museum
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Japanese Tea Garden

While every tour makes numerous stops for photo-taking, keep in mind that you will not gain entry to the museums and attractions that you pass along the way.

The tour includes stops by several natural beauties, including Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill.

Gardens are also a popular part of the tour with opportunities to see the Rose, Shakespeare, Rhododendron, and Dahlia gardens. Riders also take in the sights of the majestic Redwood Grove and rustic Pioneer Log Cabin.

Segway tours begin in the paved area located directly behind the Spreckels Temple of Music (the Band Shell) in the Music Concourse arena. The training lot is situated across the street from the Japanese Tea Garden.

Please note that parking is not available at the training location. However, you can use the paid underground garage parking at the Music Concourse Garage located between de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. Free parking is also available on adjacent streets, but tends to fill up quickly during the weekends.


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Electric Tour Company Segway Tours Contact Details

Golden Gate Park Location: 82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive

(Seek out the blue tent situated in the paved area directly behind the large band stage in Music Concourse – which is in the same area as the Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Sciences, and de Young Museum).

Phone Number: 415-474-3130
Email: [email protected]

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