There’s a lot to love about San Francisco and a lot of interesting ways to get around. Those searching for San Francisco cars that can help them see all the sights will surely be happy to learn about GoCar Tours. This innovative storytelling car is something that’s worthy of the buzz it’s gotten. Read on to learn more and then reach out to us to learn more about unique San Francisco cars to make your trip magical. We offer the first-ever GPS guided storytelling San Francisco cars If you want an experience that’s exciting, entertaining, and that will teach you something new, then you’re looking for GoCar Tours. The press is buzzing about it, our past clients are raving about it, and even Time Magazine once referred to them as one of the most amazing inventions of the year. This is truly an experience not to be missed. These San Francisco tours offer you tons of options One of the most unique things about these particular sightseeing tours is that you have tons of choices. For example, you can drive 49 miles and learn about the homes of some of the world’s most rich and famous and about one of the most crooked streets in the world. In fact, there are over 200 different points of interest and you get to decide what you’d like to see. You can choose whichever options you want and can make your tour as quick or as lasting as you’d like. Don’t miss your photo opportunities A typical sightseeing tour will give you a specific amount of time at each stop but what if it’s not enough? What if you want to take more pictures, or you see something interesting down the road and want to take a detour? What if you want to…

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Whether you’ve been to San Francisco many times or are just planning your first trip, there’s a lot to take in. One of the most famous sightseeing options are the Seven Painted Ladies. Read on to learn five fun facts about these famous homes. Then contact GoCar Tour to find out how you can plan a truly unique San Francisco touring experience. 1. They only began being called the Seven Painted Ladies in recent years Though it’s often assumed that they’ve always been referred to as the Seven Painted ladies, this name actually only took hold in 1978 when authors Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen wrote a book about the homes. In fact, Painted Ladies doesn’t refer to these home in particular, but to any set of homes made in either the Victorian or Edwardian architectural style that has at least colors or more.   2. Painted Ladies can be found in many other cities You can find Painted Ladies all over the country. Some of the most famous examples include those in Cap May, New Jersey, Baltimore, Maryland, St. Louis, Missouri, and Cincinnati and Toledo Ohio. 3. One of the Seven Painted Ladies has a tiny museum The second to last home on the row has a very small museum on its top floor. There visitors can check out a ticket from the day the Golden Gate Bridge opened, a picture of people in Alamo Square Park when the city burned during the 1906 earthquake, wedding cake tops that are more than 100 years old, and clothing from the 1800s. 4. They have a unique symbolism Have you ever wondered what exactly the Painted Ladies mean? They’re symbolic of the famous California Gold Rush. With so much money coming into the city, San Francisco builders wanted to show off…

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It would be difficult not to have a great time on a trip that includes Barcelona touring, but there are a few tips that can make it as great as possible. At GoCar Tours, we’ve had a few years of experience with international trips and we know some of the best tips you’ll want to know before you head to this glorious city. 1. Las Ramblas may be worth skipping If you’ve been doing your research then you know that Las Ramblas is a very touristy avenue. While this may make it seem like a great place to visit, the truth is that it’s overcrowded and not the most beautiful area to visit. You can find the same street vendors everywhere – think of them more like fast food than unique foods or wares. Placa Reial has the same things but is much less touristy and crowded. 2. Buy tickets online If you’re planning to visit any of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona, then we highly recommend you buy tickets online. Some tourists line up early in the morning just to get tickets, but those who buy online can walk right up and get in. Just be sure you show up a few minutes before your assigned time slot. In many cases, being even a few minutes late may mean forfeiting your spot. 3. You can tell what time it is based on the sun There are unique solar clocks all over Barcelona, including at the Botanical Garden, Sant Josep Curch, in the Plaza del sol – and many other areas. They are truly fantastic and allow for tech-free touring for those who want to take a day off from their devices. 4. Stick to local mercados You’ve heard lots about La Boqueria and what a neat market…

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If you’re planning a visit to San Francisco then you’re likely considering taking a sightseeing tour in San Francisco. But is it worth the cost? The truth is that it depends on who you’re traveling with and whether or what your traveling goals are. Read on to learn more about some of the pros and cons of sightseeing tours so you can make an informed decision. Pro: You’ll see things you didn’t know you wanted to see One of the great things about a sightseeing tour in San Francisco is that you can see sides of the city that you wouldn’t otherwise have known to consider. The right tour can take you to both popular tourist areas and spots the locals love. Con: You may not get to spend as much time as you’d like in your favorite spots One of the main disadvantages is that a sightseeing tour in San Francisco is going to have a specific timeline it must follow. In many cases, you may find that you’re enjoying one stop so much that you wish you could skip the next stop and spend more time where you’re at. With a traditional tour this isn’t possible, but GoCar tours makes it possible with our unique group tours in which you can indeed stay as long as you’d like in each location. Pro: You’ll learn more about the places you visit When you choose a sightseeing tour in San Francisco, you’ll get insider information on all the spots you visit. This is true if you’re using GoCar Tours unique storytelling cars that know right where you are via GPS, or you’re walking with a tour guide. In fact, the information available from an experienced tour guide – or storytelling car – is likely the most important reason people often…

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San Diego is known as one of the most expensive cities in the country and that rap isn’t all wrong. However, there are a few ways to visit America’s City on a budget. It all comes down to knowing where to spend your limited budget. Read on to learn more and then get your money’s worth by touring the entire city in one day via a GoCar Tours San Diego tour. 1. Balboa Park is a great free destination There’s plenty to spend your money on in Balboa Park but there’s also plenty to do for free. Walk down the cobblestone artist’s area in Spanish Village, see the buskers and the food trucks in the Prado, or take in one of the numerous free concerts in the pavilion. Check out the hiking trails, see the flowers, and enjoy the central green space. 2. Check out the best view in the country Many claim that the view from Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is the best in the entire country. One thing you should know about San Diego is that this is the spot for engagements, picnics, and simply watching the sunset. It’s free and open to everyone. 3. Visit a farmer’s market One of the most important things to know about San Diego is that there is a farmer’s market just about every day of the year. You can simply take a peek at the local produce available or spend a few dollars to try your first sea urchin. If you want to visit the largest farmers’ market in the city, check out Little Italy on Saturday. 4. Wait for a low tide and see some shipwrecks If you’re in Coronado during a low tide, stop by the shipwreck that only shows up when the tidal flow is down. Be sure…

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Is it possible to visit Lisbon and not have a great time? Anything’s possible but it would be a challenge. Today we’re going to go over some of the fantastic outdoor Lisbon activities that you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget to let GoCar Tours make it easy to tour Lisbon in style! Spend the day at the Lisbon Zoo If you’re traveling with children then the Lisbon Zoo is a great choice – in fact, it’s a great choice even if you’re not traveling with children. There you can check out an incredible array of wildlife, including gorillas and white tigers, some of the rarest animals in the world. The reptile house brings large crowds, as does the free-flying bird zone. This zoo is so expansive that it offers both a train and an overhead gondola to get you from one area to another. Heading to the River Tagus Whether you want to relax or you want the most exciting experience of your life, it’s available at the River Tagus. Consider heading out in a speedboat for an adrenaline rush, or head out at sunset for a romantic experience. Birdwatching is also a popular pastime at this historic river. Check out the street art in Lisbon There are a host of Lisbon tours, one of which focuses exclusively on taking visitors through the vibrant street art scene. From graffiti to city-sanctioned murals, there is art everywhere. In some places it’s obvious while in others it’s more obscure. Go with a professional artist to get their unique take on the art and to learn more about the street artists who are adding their own unique touch all over Lisbon. Don’t skip the beach Of course, no advice for outdoor Lisbon activities would be complete without a mention of Lisbon beaches….

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The Golden Gate Bridge first opened to the public in 1937. Since then it’s become one of the most recognized bridges in the world. At GoCar Tours, we love the fun facts that can be learned on our storytelling tours, but today we wanted to share five fun facts about the Golden Gate Bridge to get you ready for your one-of-a-kind tour. 1. It took four years to build Construction on the bridge began in January of 1933, right in the middle of the Great Depression. It finished under budget and ahead of schedule in 1937. Before it was completed, the only way to get from San Francisco to Marin County was via boat. 2. It was named after a strait One of the fun facts about the Golden Gate Bridge that often surprises people is the fact that it was named after the Golden Gate Strait, which was the way to enter San Francisco Bay via the Pacific Ocean. Back in 1846, that strait got its name thanks to an American topographer who felt that it reminded him of a Byzantium harbor known as “Golden Horn.” 3. Building the bridge was a deadly proposition Steps were taken to keep the workers safe, but nothing could prevent all accidents. There was a safety net that was suspended under the bridge to catch workers who fell. It saved 19 of them, but 11 men weren’t so lucky and lost their lives during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. 4. The Golden Gate Bridge was once the longest suspension bridge in the world When it was built, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world with a total suspension span of 4,200 feet. In 1964, it was surpassed by a bridge in New York. Today it’s the ninth longest suspension…

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There’s a lot to do in Barcelona but many swear that no trip would be complete without checking out at least one of the best beaches in Barcelona. Read on to check out the six best beaches in Barcelona according to GoCar Tours. 1. Barceloneta Beach If you like artists and music, then this is the beach with you. Relax with skyscrapers visible in the distance while you listen to drums being played. Check out the dancers, take a peek at the unique Cubes monument, and buy a donut right on the sand. This is the most crowded of all Barcelona beaches, but it’s crowded for a reason: It’s the most entertaining. As a bonus, you can enjoy some delicious seafood along the shore. 2. Nova Icaria Beach The crowd at this Barcelona beach is generally very young. It’s located right next to the Olympic marina and observatory, which makes it a popular choice for athletes. It’s also close to the Icaria Shopping Centre, which has an English-language movie theater that’s popular with tourists. It’s also a great choice if you’ve spent your day touring Barcelona and want to take a dip in the ocean and then relax at the movies. 3. Bogatell Beach If you’re taking public transportation, then you’ll have about a 15 minute walk from the closest Metro station to Bogatell Beach. However, it may be well worth it as it’s one of the cleaner and less populated beaches. Just be sure to bring your largest pair of sunglasses and you’ll fit right in. 4. Mar Bella Beach This is a favorite of people in the LGBT community and it also has a nudist section. There are parties all night long on Sunday nights in the summer. It’s neither the busiest nor the least busy, but it…

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As you plan a trip to Madrid, you’ll want to know about more than what the hot clubs are today or what the top-rated restaurants are. To truly enjoy this international city, it’s important to know a little bit of Madrid History. Read on to learn some unique facts and then contact GoCar Tours for a unique way to tour this incredible city. 1. Madrid is more than a city It’s true that Madrid is a city but it’s also somewhat of a “state.” It’s one of the 17 autonomous communities currently located in Spain. Classified back in 1833, today Madrid is known as a politically autonomous province as well as a federal state of Spain. 2. Madrid has an incredible number of students You may be shocked to discover that Madrid has a huge number of students. This is due in part to the fact that the city is home to world-renowned universities and businesses schools, and the fact that some of these buildings are the oldest learning facilities in the world. For example, the Universidad Complutense has the unique distinction in Madrid history of being built in in the 13th century. 3. Madrid history goes back further than you think If you had to guess when Madrid was founded, when would you guess? The 15th century? The 13th century? What about the 12th century? You may be shocked to learn that Madrid history goes all the way back to the 9th century – 860 to be exact. Founded as a military base, Madrid has been around a lot longer than most cities in the world. 4. Madrid is the European Capital of Culture An interesting tidbit of more recent Madrid history is that in 1992, Madrid became the European Capital of Culture. This was no surprise to those…

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California is one of the most unique states in the country and it holds something for everyone. In particular, there are some San Francisco sightseeing spots that simply shouldn’t be missed. Check them out and then let GoCar Tours help you get to every spot you want to see. 1. The Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the top San Francisco sightseeing spots and for good reason. This 740+ foot tall bridge was built in 1937 and is an amazing 4,200 feet long. No matter if the city is foggy or the sun is shining, there are no views in the city like those you’ll see on and near the bridge. Just be sure you dress warmly as the fog can make the bridge chilly even on warm days. 2. Alcatraz Island Once a lighthouse, Alcatraz Island was converted to a prison in 1870s. It’s known for a number of nefarious reasons, including being the home of Al Capone and Robert “Birdman” Stroud. Today you’ll need to take a ferry to get there and you can walk through a self-guided audio tour. Narrated by both guards and former inmates, you can find out about prison escapes, riots, and even a year+ occupation of the site in 1969. 3. Ferry Building Marketplace If food is the reason for your trip then you won’t want to miss the Ferry Building. Stop by to check out the tri-weekly farmer’s market, shop indoor merchants, buy flowers, meats, and small batch products. There are also a number of unique food stalls, as well as brick and mortar restaurants, that offer the chance to taste something new. 4. Golden Gate Park With more than 1,000 acres of gardens, lakes, fields, paths, museums, and even a Japanese tea garden, Golden Gate Park is…

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