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

Hop-on hop-off tour

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

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Explore San Diego at your own pace and visit more than 100 points of interest with a One-Day or Two-Day pass to this hop-on hop-off narrated tour. Jump on one of the green or orange trolleys and see the best sites in San Diego.

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  • Choose from more than 100 points of interest in San Diego and Coronado
  • Ride through town in an authentic trolley
  • Listen to a live guide provide narration and insight as you travel
  • See homes from the original Mexican settlements in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
  • Admire the luxury resort at Coronado
Full description

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: 1) 4002 Wallace St: Old Town State Historic Park 2) 1492 N Harbor Dr: Maritime Museum of San Diego/Star of India 3) 200 Marina Park Way: San Diego Embarcadero 4) 849 W Harbor Dr: Seaport Village 5) 333 W Harbor Dr: Marriott Marquis & Marina

6) Gaslamp Quarter 7) 111 W Harbor Dr: Petco Park/San Diego Convention Center 8) Barrio Logan

9) 1500 Orange Ave: Hotel Del Coronado

10) Coronado/Orange Avenue 11) 1549 El Prado: Balboa Park and El Prado Museums 12) Little Italy

  • 1-day or 2-day ticket for Hop-on-Hop-off trolley tour
  • Tour brochure with map and day planner
  • Coupons
  • Tips

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Meeting point

You can start your tour from any of the boarding locations: · Old Town State Historic Park - 4010 Twiggs St. · Maritime Museum/Star of India - 1492 North Harbor Dr. · San Diego Embarcadero - 1004 North Harbor Dr. · Seaport Village - 500 Kettner Blvd. · Marriott Marquis & Marina - 333 West Harbor Dr. · Historic Gaslamp Quarter - 4th & Island Ave. · Petco Park/East Convention Center - 855 East Harbor Dr. · Barrio Logan - Cesar Chavez Parkway and National Ave. · Coronado/Orange Avenue - 1107 Orange Ave. · Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and El Prado Museums - 3000 Presidents Way (corner of Presidents Way and Pan American Rd.) · Little Italy - 1603 India St.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must bring your voucher, printed and mobile vouchers are both accepted
  • Tours depart the Old Town every 30 minutes from 9:00 AM
  • Tours depart at various times, approximately every 30 minutes, from the other stops
  • From March 13 to October 29, the last tour departs Old Town at 4:00 PM finishing up at approximately 6:00 PM
  • From October 30 to March 12, the last tour departs the Old Town at 3:00 PM finishing up at approximately 5:00 PM
  • There are no tours on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day
  • You must redeem your voucher for your trolley tickets. You may redeem at any of the following ticket booth locations
  • See meeting point description for exact address: Old Town, Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Historic Gaslamp Quarter, and Coronado
  • During the entire month of October, kids 12 and under ride free when accompanied by a paying adult
  • The free child does not need a separate voucher
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 292 reviews

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My husband and I only had the weekend in San Diego, and this was a perfect, stress-free way to view and learn about many areas of the city in a short period of time. We chose to hop on in Coronado after a beautiful brunch at Sheerwater in Hotel del Coronado, and hopped off in Old Town for souvenirs (stayed only the 20 minutes between trolleys) and the San Diego Harbor to round out the end of the day. We missed out on seeing/learning about the Historic Gaslamp Quarter and Petro Park or stopping at the zoos/museums near Balboa Park, so definitely worth getting the 2-day pass if you’d like to fit these in instead of visiting La Jolla (which is what we decided to do on our second day instead). I don’t think you could go wrong with either choice. The only thing I’d recommend is for trolleys that go in both directions of the route.

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March 24, 2023

There was free parking across from the trolley prick up point and that was pretty great! My mom and I enjoyed the tour very much. Our driver, Sherry, was extremely knowledgeable! The weather was perfect for December and I highly recommend that you take this tour, regardless of whether you’re a stranger to San Diego or a local.

March 24, 2023

We enjoyed this very much! Would have given 5 stars but I didn’t because, we got on in Old Town and decided we would go all the way to the end and work our way back get off where we wanted. So when we got back on in Little Italy it brought us back to Old Town no stopping any where. So we actually paid $47 just to go to Little Italy and back. Very confusing very disappointing.

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March 24, 2023

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