An epidemic of lice.
Moving on. That little contraption was on the spend-y side of sightseeing operations in San Francisco, but totally worth doing once. I’m not so sure it’s worth doing when all visitors come into town. (I got away scott-free of the lice once, I’m not so sure I’d like to take my chances again.)
Let me get past my fear of head bugs and tell you about this fun Sunday afternoon activity we enjoyed with Dan & Megan. You can rent the go cars for 1, 2, or 3 hour tours (or any increment of time there after – they charge in 15 minute increments, but I warn you, if you are in this car for 3+ hours, your legs might not work anymore – the leg room is THAT spacious. Anywho, the amount of time you choose dictates the routes you go on. However, if you know your way around town (or can read a map better than me) you can ditch the GPS guided tour and take your own tour.
We did a little bit of both. The first hour was dedicated to the tour: China town, North Beach (little Italy), Union Square, Embarcadero and back to the Go Car store to drop off the car at the end of Fisherman’s Wharf. We did that, except we didn't drop the car off, we carried on for another hour. It was fun; however, the GPS wasn’t quite on its “A” game that day - telling us where to turn just after we went passed the proper street. (By the way, these yellow contraptions are street legal and drive with scooter like handle bars.) And people will stare at you. It’s like you are a one car parade, or in our case, a two car parade. I’ll be honest, I waved. I like parades.
[view of the transamerica building from north beach]
All in all, the Go Cars really are an interesting way to take in the city. We were able to see a lot of sights in just 2 short hours. The Go Cars can be picked up at 3 locations in the city: 2 different store on Fisherman’s Wharf and one spot on Union Square. You can also ride these Go Cars in San Diego, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon. Check out their website for more info: http://www.gocartours.com/.