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Pacific Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Diego: City and Beaches Guided Highlights Tour

1. 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.

La Jolla: Stand Up Paddle Board Rental

2. 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: Driving Day Tour with GoCar Luxury

3. San Diego: Driving Day Tour with GoCar Luxury

See every inch of wonderful San Diego in a unique and fun way by going on the all day Everything Tour with GoCar. Let the car be your guide with onspot GPS and story telling features. See the historic Old Town, Point Loma Ecological Preserve, Ocean Beach, and so much more. Witness history at the Gaslamp Quarter, window shop at the iconic Horton Plaza, and stroll through the aromatic rose garden of Balboa Park. Find the natural beauty of the Point Loma Ecological Preserve. Wade in tide pools and see sea anemones, crabs, lobster, fish, and the occasional lucky octopus. Walk along Ocean Beach and through San Diego's famous Maritime Museum. Take in the vibe of Old Town and see how San Diego has changed over the centuries.

San Diego: La Jolla Guided E-Bike Tour

4. San Diego: La Jolla Guided E-Bike Tour

Discover the picturesque coast of the La Jolla neighborhood on a scenic tour by e-bike. Along the route admire the panorama of La Jolla Cove and the coastline from downtown all the way to Pacific Beach. Start the tour in the heart of La Jolla and begin your adventure along the California Coast. Ride to La Jolla Cove and the Ecological Preserve to check out one of the most stunning viewpoints in the area. From the cove, continue along the coastline to the Children’s Pool where about 100 seals can often be seen lazing about in the sun. Take a brief break here to chill out and enjoy mother nature. Pass gorgeous multimillion-dollar homes right on the water’s edge all the way to the local beach known as Wind ‘n Sea. Stop here for a quick moment to relax and to watch the surfers at this world-class break. From Wind ‘n Sea ride through a beautiful neighborhood known as Bird Rock. From Bird Rock, ride onto Pacific Beach for a stop at The Crystal Pier, before heading back to La Jolla.

Pacific Beach Bar Tour (4 fun bars included)

5. Pacific Beach Bar Tour (4 fun bars included)

Here's the plan: No line, no cover + exclusive drink specials through the entire night!! 🚨FREEBIE ALERT🚨 All guests in attendance receive a FREE LED emoji ring! 😎😄😘😉😍😬 🍹🤩 You'll start things off by breathing in that ocean air on the rooftop bar, after downing your FREE welcome shot, at our meeting location: EL PREZ! 🎸 From there we'll turn up the WILD and soak in the good vibes at the second bar WATERBAR. 🧉 Next up, we'll continue the excitement by singing along & groove to an always upbeat DJ at the third bar, BACKYARD KITCHEN & TAP. Guests on the tour get a FREE shot + $8 cocktails! 💃 Lastly, we'll settle in and dance the night away with nightclub vibes at either BREAK POINT -or- PB AVENUE - which both boast spacious dance floors, DJ lighting, & bass pumping music!! Exclusive for our guests: $5 drink deals available at Break Point / half off table service pricing at PB Avenue.

The La Jolla Tour

6. 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.

GPS Talking Tour Cars: San Diego Full Day Tour

7. GPS Talking Tour Cars: San Diego Full Day Tour

Explore San Diego all day long in your own storytelling GoCar for the ultimate San Diego adventure. Take your GPS-guided GoCar all around the city seeing all the best sites in San Diego. Explore the Gaslamp District with hip new restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Horton Plaza is a shopper delight as the Broadway Fountain at the center. Balboa Park is home to a Rose Garden that you won’t want to miss. Wade in the tide pool at the Point Loma Ecological Preserve where you can see all the different species of marine life. The Maritime Museum is unique to San Diego Harbor and gives you a peek into our Maritime past. Mexican culture and art abound in Old Town San Diego where you can see how San Diego has changed and has become one of the most beautiful cities in the country. GoCar Tours gives you the opportunity to explore all of this, at your own pace, with a virtual GPS tour guide directing you along the way and explaining everything San Diego has to offer.

Other Sightseeing Options in Pacific Beach

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What people are saying about Pacific Beach

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 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.

Judy has a broad range of knowledge of the area and a great sense of humor.