Carefully refold your map, un-dog-ear the pages of your guidebook, and place your tiny marmoset–tour-guide in protective cellophane wrapping—you won't need them to discover the tropical treats of Miami Beach with this Groupon. For $49, you get a three-hour GPS-guided GoCar tour (a $99 value) that "just might be the nation's next big tourist sensation," according to USA Today. Time magazine named GoCar one of the coolest inventions of 2004. This tour comes with a free added hour of speedy sightseeing, included in the three-hour tour time.
If you're tired of biking through 90-degree weather, or making awkward conversation with Dan Marino at Don't Walk signs during a three-hour tour of the city, a GoCar tour is the perfect alternative. GoCars are go-cart-esque, sunshine-yellow storytelling cars acting as magic transport eggs, safely cradling you through a GPS-guided tour of Biscayne Bay, Ocean Drive, South Pointe Park, and pretty much any part of Miami Beach you might want to see. GoCars navigate and show you the way, describing the significance of historic sights (Collins Avenue, the Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach, Flamingo Park, Española Way) and guiding you past cultural landmarks (the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach Convention Center, and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden).
This Groupon is good toward the Miami Beach Grand GPS Tour, complete with ventures into exclusive neighborhoods populated by the great minds of the sports and entertainment worlds. Or blaze your own trail through the South Florida sandscape: GoCars can go wherever you want, and they can park so you can stop for photos, grab a bite to eat, or high-five a palm tree.
You must be over 21 to rent a car, and all passengers must be age five and older. Rental requires a credit card for a security deposit ($300–$400 based on insurance) that is fully refunded at the end of the tour unless the car is damaged. Driving a GoCar into the Atlantic Ocean for a better look at our future overlords, the dolphins, is neither safe nor permitted, nor is driving on bridges or freeways. The cars hold a maximum of two people (prices are per GoCar, not per person), and tours are available in both English and Spanish.
- "This is such a great idea," says [Carol] Ireton, who is vacationing with her husband and two daughters. They rented two of the cars, which have a top speed of 30 mph, to get an overview of the city. "[The dashboard tour guide] tells you a lot of interesting stuff, and they're easy to drive. It was fun." – Gene Sloan, USA Today
- The tour was great. the [sic] car made me laugh, it pointed out a great place to have lunch and it even told me off for driving too fast!!!!!!!! – coupatatthebar, Citysearch
- So much nicer than riding around on a busy bus, listening to someone blather on about not much! Took the 3 hour ride, and saw all we needed to see! – Sandra, Google Maps
- The GPS guided tour route takes in all the sights and the narrative that goes with it is informative and the directions are very clear. If you get "off route", it guides you back on course...The rental procedure is straighforward [sic] and the attendants very accommodating. – DrivingGranny, TripAdvisor
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