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San Diego: Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour

1. San Diego: Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour

Join the Hop-on Hop-Off Tour of Old Town San Diego at any of the tour's 12 boarding points and visit more than 100 interesting points in Coronado and San Diego at your own pace. You can begin at any time of the day and listen to the entertaining narration of the onboard conductors along the way. San Diego is known as America’s Finest City, and as you explore the sights of Old Town and the scenic coastline you’ll see why. Opt to begin your tour at the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where you’ll see original adobe homes and artifacts from the earliest Mexican settlements. At the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, you’ll learn about the importance of the U.S. Navy's presence in San Diego. Then continue on to nearby Seaport Village, where you can stop for refreshments and enjoy shopping and entertainment. In the historic Gaslamp Quarter, you’ll find loads of shops and other interesting places located in Victorian-themed buildings. One particular house of interest is the William Heath Davis House. Built-in saltbox style, it is similar to the original home of Davis, who founded New Town San Diego. When you’re back on the trolley you’ll be entertained once again by the conductor’s narration. Continue on to the well-known Hotel del Coronado, one of America’s leading resorts. You may choose to take a stroll through nearby Balboa Park, along El Prado, the promenade lined with Spanish-style buildings. With more stops than any other tour, this hop-on hop-off trolley ride is guaranteed to deliver. In addition to sightseeing, enjoy free shuttle service to and from select area hotels, a map and day planner, and $70 in discount coupons to use at restaurants and area attractions. Hop on or hop off at 12 convenient stops: A - Old Town State Historic Park (4010 Twiggs St & San Diego Ave.) B - Maritime Museum of San Diego/Star of India (1492 N Harbor Dr) C - San Diego Embarcadero (1004 N. Harbor Dr) D - Headquarters at Seaport Village (789 W Harbor Dr) E - Seaport Village (825 W Harbor Dr) F - Marriott Marquis & Marina (333 W Harbor Dr) G - Gaslamp Quarter (480 4th Ave) H - Petco Park/San Diego Convention Center (855 E Harbor Dr) I - Barrio Logan (1113 E.Cesar Chavez Pkwy) J - Coronado/Orange Avenue (1107 Orange Ave) K - Balboa Park and El Prado Museums (2175 Presidents Way) L - Little Italy (1605 India St)

San Diego: City and Beaches Guided Highlights Tour

2. San Diego: City and Beaches Guided Highlights Tour

Discover the beauty of San Diego and its glorious beaches on this guided bus tour. Take in the sights on a scenic drive to locations like the Gaslamp District and Chicano Park. Stretch your legs with stops at 5 popular destinations. Embarking from the Santa Fe Depot, the journey unfolds first at the historic Gaslamp District before culminating in Little Italy. Travel along the Embarcadero, to the vibrant Chicano Park. Learn the history of San Diego between stops with live narration, music, and video. Cross the Coronado Bridge, and stop at the historic Hotel Del Coronado built in 1888 for a 45-minute stop. Another 45-minute break ensues at the enchanting Balboa Park, the site of the 1915 Panama California Exposition. Head to the Old Town, the birthplace of California, for another 45-minutes of free time. Venture along the 5 freeway, to La Jolla Cove for 45-mintues of free time to soak up some sun on the coast and visit the sea lions. Ride around the Pacific Beach and hit the sands of Mission Beach for a 45-minute stay to enjoy the Boardwalk, Belmont Park, and the Pacific Ocean. Return on a route that leads back to the Downtown pick-up point, the Santa Fe Depot.

Coronado: GPS-Guided Scooter Tour & Round-Trip Ferry

3. Coronado: GPS-Guided Scooter Tour & Round-Trip Ferry

Discover California's Crown Jewel, Coronado Island, on a memorable GPS-guided fat tire scooter tour. Set off to explore Coronado's pristine beaches, the famous Hotel del Coronado, the Ferry Landing, shops, and much more.  Start the tour in Little Italy in downtown San Diego, then board the ferry to take you over to Coronado Island. See the visually stunning Coronado Bay Bridge and the San Diego Harbor as you cross the water. Make your way through Downtown Coronado and hear all about Coronado Island’s rich history. Drive along the beaches and pass by the Naval Air Station on North Island.  As you enjoy the drive and visit all the best sites, receive restaurant recommendations, hear jokes and stories that bring the destination to life. Finally, return to your start point where this memorable and unique tour concludes.

San Diego: Coronado Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

4. San Diego: Coronado Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

A trip to Coronado feels like you’re leaving behind the mainland for a dose of island living, but it’s not your typical beach town. Part resort, part Naval Base, part luxury homes for the rich, Coronado is many things to many people. Learn about the first military flying school located on the island, where sailors first learned to fly. Spy architectural gems, some of which employed the latest technology when built over a century ago. And you’ll hear what drew Charles Lindbergh, L. Frank Baum and Marilyn Monroe to this unique beach town. Pop into a local museum (subject to availability) to look at photos that bring these stories to life. Make a quick stop for a snack at a local eatery. It could be something sweet or something savory – depending on your mood – but whichever way you go, it will be locally made and delicious. Refreshed, take a stroll down to Star Park, where the “Wizard of Oz” house is located and then make your way to Coronado beach, one of the best in the country. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mexico! Stroll by multi-million dollar homes that line Ocean Blvd and you’ll hear about the people who once lived there, including the residents of the historic Spreckels Mansion. Your last stop will be at the world-famous, historic Hotel del Coronado. This icon is over 130 years old and is an American treasure, having hosted celebrities, dignitaries, and US presidents in its rooms. Take a tour around the grounds, finishing up just outside the spectacular Crown Room (home to a luxe Sunday brunch). From here, you’re free to explore on your own or stroll back down Orange Ave. to where the tour began. Your guide will make suggestions on what else to see and do, give you tips on where to eat and shop and let you know the times for the next shuttle or ferry.

GoCar After Dark 2 HR Coronado Tour

5. GoCar After Dark 2 HR Coronado Tour

Embark on an unforgettable nighttime journey to Coronado Island, California's gem, aboard the innovative electric GoCar! Witness the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter and traverse Coronado's streets, immersed in city lights. Beginning downtown, cruise through lively streets, then cross the iconic Coronado bridge, savoring unparalleled nocturnal vistas. Tour Coronado via our GPS-equipped self-driving GoCar before returning to the Gaslamp Quarter. This exceptional experience showcases illuminated landmarks, the Coronado bridge, and glimpses of Tijuana! With GoCar's in-built navigation and insights, exploring is effortless. Encounter the Gaslamp Quarter's allure and Coronado's charm in one remarkable escapade.

Coronado: GPS-Guided Private Electric Open-Top Car Tour

6. Coronado: GPS-Guided Private Electric Open-Top Car Tour

See the sights of Coronado on a GPS-guided private electric car tour. Have an exhilarating drive in an open-top vehicle as you visit downtown Coronado, go over Coronado Bridge, view San Diego Harbor, or pass Petco Park. Learn about the city's attractions from your onboard commentary. Your tour begins downtown to explore the Gaslamp Quarter, USS Midway, and Seaport Village. Afterward, head to Coronado's pristine beaches, the famous Hotel del Coronado, the ferry landing, Petco Park, and more. Enjoy the drive as your electric car takes you to important sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes, and tells stories that bring destinations to life. On your tour, drive over the Coronado Bridge for incredible views of San Diego. Ride along the beaches and pass by the Naval Air Station on North Island.

San Diego Life at the Beach Tour

7. San Diego Life at the Beach Tour

Start your adventure at Coronado Beach with a stop at the Hotel Del Coronado where you will hear about the whole excursion program and where you will be served a homemade ice tea. Visit the dunes and admire some beach  “rich” mansions. Head to Ocean Beach, one of the most representative beach neighborhoods around downtown, with a 15 minutes stop at Sunset Cliff to take some great photos. Visit the famous Mission Beach. Afterwards, stop for lunch at Pacific Beach before heading to the top of the Mt Soledad for a panoramic view of San Diego County. End the tour at La Jolla Cove where you can encounter the omnipresent marine life such as sea lions, seals, pelicans. La Jolla has a special mediterranean feel that will seduce you, not to mention the astonishing coastal views. If time permits make a quick stop at the cliff side point of Black’s Beach for an endless view of the Pacific Ocean. This tour will give you the perfect introduction to California beach life which is full of relaxation and a chilled attiude ! You would want to do it again as there are so many great beaches in So.Cal!

San Diego: 4-Hour Scenic Tour

8. San Diego: 4-Hour Scenic Tour

You will start your adventure in La Jolla with its beautiful coastal views. The surroundings in La Jolla are really spectacular, with your feet on one of the most picturesque beaches in California you can see the Mediterranean backdrops right beside it This gives the place an awesome feeling and gives you the opportunity to take some perfect pictures of the omnipresent marine life. You are guaranteed to approach Sea Lions, Pelicans and Seals at the "children pool". After a ride on the top of the Mount Soledad, where you will enjoy a 360 panoramic view of the county, you will visit Coronado Island, the little summer paradise located just a bridge away from Downtown San Diego. Beside its 25 miles of beautiful beaches and dunes Coronado is famous for its elegant gardens as well as the old-world Mac Mansions and the historic Hotel Del Coronado. After enjoying the nicest beaches in the San Diego area you will head to downtown San Diego  to visit the famous Balboa Park with its 1,200 acres of urban park setting that houses over 85 cultural and recreational organizations including 15 museums. You will then stop by Little Italy, which is a lovely neighborhood filled with restaurants, bars and pubs, and the perfect place for a night out. Not to mention the famous Gaslamp Quarter. You will end your tour of downtown with a quick stop at Petco Park, Home of San Diego Padres. Completing your Downtown visit, you will ride through the Embarcadero, where you will view the pier and multiple magnificient ships, including the famous Midway Aircraft Carrier. Your tour will end at Old Town San Diego, the "birthplace" of California. It was here in 1769 that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the first of 21 missions that were to be the cornerstones of California. Today Old Town San Diego still preserves the rich heritage from the period of 1821-1871. It also is home to award-winning restaurants, more than 150 shops, 17 museums and much more.

The San Diego Highlights Tour

9. The San Diego Highlights Tour

This tour is a combination of the very popular San Diego and La Jolla Sightseeing Tours. On this tour you will experience the most comprehensive and entertaining tour throughout America’s Finest City! Your tour begins daily at the supplier's convenient downtown location and from here you will be transported throughout the loveliest and most renowned parts of the city. The first areas you will visit include sparkling Coronado, The Hotel Del Coronado, The Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Embarcadero and the resplendent and beautiful Balboa Park. Then make a 1-hour stop for lunch in the Gaslamp Quarter. After the lunch break, continue by driving north to explore the stunning coastline of La Jolla at 1:00 PM. La Jolla is arguably the most beautiful part of the city. Many of San Diego’s most famous and wealthiest residents live here. There are many dramatic ocean views from the coastline to the mountains and the city in-between. La Jolla is a stunning place with a natural cove, mysterious caves, rugged cliffs, abundant marine life, posh shopping, and a fine dining district too. The stunning shoreline cliffs and the view from Mt. Soledad are also why this area is known as “The Jewel” of San Diego. This 3-hour afternoon portion of the tour is stunning and filled with great back stories too. See why the spectacular city beckons Californians and travelers from far abroad. Please note that the guide will not be in the vehicle the entire time and there are many stops where you will get out, walk around, and explore the sights that we are visiting. This sightseeing tour is available every day of the year, including weekends and holidays, and departs at 9:00AM from our office at 300 G Street. All details of your tour will be sent to you immediately after booking.

The San Diego Tour: 3 Hours of Sightseeing

10. The San Diego Tour: 3 Hours of Sightseeing

From your meeting point in downtown San Diego location, you’ll be transported by bus through the most interesting parts of the city. You’ll see Coronado Island with its iconic Hotel del Coronado, the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, and resplendent Balboa Park. San Diego and the surrounding area are known for family friendly wholesomeness, gorgeous natural beauty, stunning architecture, and exciting nightlife as well. America’s Finest City beckons travelers from around the world to sink their toes into the sand and experience the attractions and culture of this vibrant place. Discover the city with the number 1-rated tour company in San Diego!

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(284 reviews)

Great tour guides - interesting things to see and good locations to get off and look around then hop back on. We used it all day but probably if you have 2 days free that would be better. Would recommend to get around and learn about San Diego.

the enthusiasm of the drivers, they really enjoyed their work and told many fun facts

the history information, the driver personality, and the driving.

We loved our tour guide James!!! Wouldn’t stop in Logan Barrio.

We had a wonderful time. Our guides were awesome!!