Like smashing a snow globe against your forehead, tours can open up a fascinating new world right before your eyes. Go beyond the surface with this Groupon.
* $49 for a Two-Hour GoCar Tour for Up to Two ($98 Value)
Open top, two-seater GoCars lead up to two sightseers on informative jaunts around San Diego. Scope out landmarks such as Balboa Park, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse while listening to stories and historical facts narrated by a GPS system in English, Italian, Spanish, French, or German. Drivers take the wheel while the scooter directs and narrates. Passengers can stop their rides at any time to snap photos or grab food.
Even before you climb inside, the GoCar Tours is clearly a car with a personality. The petite, three-wheeled two-seater has a hood that slightly resembles an eager-to-please smiley face, and an open top that seems custom-made for letting the breeze ruffle your hair. Then the real fun begins: built with the company's own software and a compassion for the voiceless robots of America, a talking GPS system guides two-seater GoCars through the city streets of San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon with cheerful, info-rich narration. Second only to having a knowledgeable local jog alongside your minivan, tours zip along at drivers' own pace and accommodate as many pit stops as time allows.