Mount Soledad

Mount Soledad: Our most recommended tours and activities

The La Jolla Tour

1. The La Jolla Tour

La Jolla is arguably the finest part of this city, it is to San Diego what Beverly Hills is to Los Angeles. Many of San Diego’s wealthy and fabulous come here to live, and although that in and of itself would mean little, the reasons behind it are the foundation of why this area of the city would draw anyone in. La Jolla Cove, speaks of yesteryear with all of the little-known beaches . See its mysterious cave and secret tunnel entrance, its gentle but rugged cliffs and abundant marine life, its posh shopping and dining district, the stunningly quaint and sequestered shores nestled and hidden in the sylvan tumbles of verdant cliffs. This three hour, fully escorted, semi-private driving tour will introduce you to marvelous physical beauty, and a sense of soaring human presence with the most subtle human footprint. This three hour sightseeing tour is available daily at 1:00 PM.

The San Diego Highlights Tour

2. 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.

San Diego: La Jolla Guided E-Bike Tour to Mount Soledad

3. San Diego: La Jolla Guided E-Bike Tour to Mount Soledad

Embark on a guided e-bike tour from La Jolla to Mount Soledad to admire fantastic views of the Californian coast. Take in the panoramic views of San Diego and the coastline from Mexico right up to the city of Carlsbad. Begin your tour in the neighborhood of La Jolla and set off your adventure to Mount Soledad. Along the route, take in views of luxury homes and charming streets as you ascend to the highest peak in the area. Once at the summit, pause for a while and admire the views of the sparkling blue coastline, the city of Tijuana across the border in Mexico, and the city of Carlsbad to the north. Stand at the war memorial marked by a giant cross atop the mountain, which the guide will explain more about. Then, begin a relaxing and fun descent down the mountain and along the coastline. Pass by the multimillion-dollar homes right on the water’s edge all the way to the local beach known as Wind ‘n Sea. Stop for a quick moment to relax and to watch the surfers at this world class break. Continue along the coastline to the Children’s Pool where about 100 seals can be found lazing on the shore. Finally, ride to La Jolla Cove and Ecological Preserve to check out one of the most amazing viewpoints along the coast before heading back to the starting point.

La Jolla: Stand Up Paddle Board Rental

4. La Jolla: Stand Up Paddle Board Rental

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the best ways to get out and enjoy the water. The sport began as an ancient Hawaiian tradition that was reintroduced to the world in the mid-60s.  SUP boarding is one of the best ways to explore the Seven Sea Caves of La Jolla, a remarkable creation full of marine wildlife. These 7 unique sea caves are filled with local history and natural beauty. The La Jolla Ecological Reserve starts at the Seven Sea Caves and extends north to Scripps Pier. This remarkable stretch of water is home to an underwater park, part of La Jolla's submarine canyon, giant kelp forests and a rocky reef.  The preserve shelters numerous species, including leopard sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, dolphins and migrating whales. Only 2% of the world's ocean water is protected by state and federal law, which also makes La Jolla's ecological reserve a rare place to see undisturbed wildlife in their natural habitat. The stand up paddle boards are inflatable, lightweight, and easy to transport from the shop to the beach and back.

San Diego: La Jolla Summit to Sea Bike Tour

5. San Diego: La Jolla Summit to Sea Bike Tour

Tour around La Jolla in a fun and adventurous way, on an e-bike. Ride around downtown and then begin the ride up to Mt. Soledad. Take in views of San Diego and the Mexico coastline at the top. Then, enjoy the descent and a visit to the La Jolla Cove and Ecological Preserve. Begin the tour in La Jolla Village, also known as the city's main Downtown. Get comfortable on your e-bike, and then follow your guide up to the top of Mt. Soledad, the highest coastal mountain peak in all of San Diego. Once at the top, witness the panoramic views of the city and admire the coastline from Mexico to Carlsbad. Learn about the large cross and legendary war memorial there, before beginning the descent down the mountain. Allow yourself to have a relaxing and fun ride down and through La Jolla, following the coast. Wind through gorgeous, multi-million dollar homes that line the water's edge, all the way to the local hotspot, Wind 'n' Sea Beach. Take a quick moment to watch the surfers on this world-class break and chill out with mother nature. Next, up, arrive at the Children's Pool and watch in awe at the hundreds of seals laying around and sleeping on the sand. At the end of the tour, cruise to the La Jolla Cove and Ecological Preserve.

Other Sightseeing Options in Mount Soledad

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What people are saying about Mount Soledad

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Paddle boarding is very fun! Just so future renters know, you have to carry your own board about 1/4 mile to the beach. They aren’t heavy for a man but a woman or child will have problems. When you rent a Kayak they have them down at the water. I would not do the paddle boarding again unless they could have all the equipment already on the beach waiting. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Overall a very fun time.

Judy was an excellent tour guide. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and she directed the tour based on the travelers interests.

Jeff was well versed! Very knowledgeable! Very accommodating! We enjoyed the tour very much!