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San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

1. San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

While San Diego is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, mild climate, and abundance of points of interest, not many people know about the city's darker side. Discover San Diego's long history of unnerving deaths, mysterious occurrences, and ominous sides on a fun and informative guided tour. Travel back in time and hear about the spirits of the notorious characters who lived and died in San Diego. First, venture into the sleepy streets of the Mission Hills neighborhood, where Pioneer Park is transformed at night. Continue to Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and learning about the notorious past of this city full of gunslingers, gamblers, ladies of the night, and many more unsavory characters. Finally, the tour includes a tour of the grounds and exterior of the Whaley House, where many reported paranormal occurrences have taken place.

San Diego: City Lights Night Tour

2. San Diego: City Lights Night Tour

Your 90-minute night tour boards in Seaport Village and starts off by exploring the West Coast’s premier entertainment district, known as the Gaslamp Quarter, full of vibrant nightlife, bright lights, and Victorian architecture.   Then, make your way to Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., where stunning buildings, fountains, and statues glow bright at night. From Balboa Park, drive to the top of Coronado Bridge for more spectacular sights, including the lights coming in from Tijuana, Mexico, the bay, and Downtown San Diego. Then, travel to Coronado’s Ferry Landing for a 20-minute stop to take in the stunning beauty of the San Diego city skyline, visible from across the bay and a perfect photo opportunity. From Coronado, make your way back to San Diego to take in the Embarcadero’s bay-front views. You’ll see the Historic County Administration Building, Maritime Museum’s Star of India, the USS Midway Museum, and Navy aircraft carriers from across the bay. The tour ends in Seaport Village, where guests are invited to the Top of the Hyatt for 50% off a glass of wine.

The La Jolla Tour

3. 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.

San Diego: Holiday Lights and Sights Trolley Tour

4. San Diego: Holiday Lights and Sights Trolley Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit on this holiday lights and sights trolley tour in San Diego. Ride a wave of holiday cheer as you celebrate in the sights, songs, and traditions of the holiday season alongside elf conductors in “America’s Finest City.” Join in sing-along caroling with elf conductors as they share fun holiday facts and traditions. See the festive holiday lights of Old Town, Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Balboa Park, and more. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at Seaport Village for even more holiday fun. When it comes to living that laid-back West Coast lifestyle, San Diegans do it better than most. Whether it’s sunbathing with the seals in La Jolla or seeking out the hottest regional Mexican food, easy and breezy is the order of the day. Because of the year-round picture-perfect weather, sometimes locals and visitors alike need reminding when the holidays are approaching. But when the holidays do come, the city goes all out.

From San Diego: Private Puerto Nuevo Tour with Lobster Lunch

5. From San Diego: Private Puerto Nuevo Tour with Lobster Lunch

This private tour from San Diego explores Puerto Nuevo, the lobster village of Baja California. Located only minutes from Rosarito Beach, the town claims to have some of the best lobster in the world. Find out while listening to live mariachi music and drinking margaritas. This tour also allows for plenty of free time for shopping and craft beer tastings at Rosarito Beach. At 9:30 AM aboard a luxury 6-14 passenger van with air conditioning and reclining seats. Relax with plenty of legroom and enjoy complimentary bottles of drinking water. At 10:00 AM arrive at the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) and the Botanical Garden. Afterward spending time there, at approximately 11:00 AM visit to the infamous border wall at the USA/Mexican border. Then at 11:30 AM spend time at Rosarito Beach to enjoy craft beer tastings. By 2:30 PM have a lobster lunch at Puerto Nuevo with tequila margaritas and live mariachi music included. For those unfamiliar with Baja lobster, it’s cooked with garlic butter and lime and served with beans and rice. Scoop up the lobster in warm handmade flour tortillas while savoring tequila margaritas. After lunch, have free time to shop at the traditional Mexican Curios Market. At 4:00 PM head back to San Diego with an approximately 5:30 PM arrival time.

The San Diego Tour: 3 Hours of Sightseeing

6. 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!

The San Diego Highlights Tour

7. 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.

California Sunset Brewery Tour

8. California Sunset Brewery Tour

Discover San Diego beach communities the way they were meant to be explored with a cold local craft beer in your hand. This tour you will be taken to the top beach communities of San Diego and have the opportunity to take pictures along the California Coastline and hopefully you will catch a beautiful West Coast Sunset. Visit two breweries and learn the many ways to taste beer. At one of the breweries, do a production tour of the brewery with a talk on how beer is made! Afterwards, visit a new brewery gastro pub right along world famous Belmont Park, one of the most beautiful beach parks and boardwalks in San Diego.  

From San Diego: Tijuana City Guided Tour and Food Tasting

9. From San Diego: Tijuana City Guided Tour and Food Tasting

Join your guide for an authentic Mexican experience as you leave San Diego to explore Tijuana City. Start your sightseeing tour with a convenient hotel pickup and head to your first stop, the Tijuana Cultural Center. Visit the museum and learn about the early history of the Baja peninsula, and take a walk through the botanical gardens. Leave the cultural center and head to the beach to see the wall that separates Mexico from the United States. Enjoy a couple of cocktails and ceviche tostadas before continuing your adventure. Walk down the Avenida Revolucion. Admire the sights, including the Jai Alai building and Caliente Casino. See where Caesar salad was invented, do some shopping, and enjoy a craft beer and tequila tasting. Take a break for lunch at the Plaza Rio Tijuana and refuel at local Taco restaurant. End your day with a trip to the city market for a taste of the local culture. Sample some delicious churros and shop for souvenirs before heading back to San Diego.

San Diego: City Highlights Tour with Hotel Pickup

10. San Diego: City Highlights Tour with Hotel Pickup

Make the most of your time in San Diego on a guided tour with hotel pickup. Whether you're on vacation with your family or in town for the day on business, you will be sure to fall in love with this city on the sea. The day starts with pickup from your accommodation. You'll then travel comfortably in an air-conditioned van to the city's best sights. Admire the white-sand beaches and rugged coastline of La Jolla and travel back in time on a stroll through the Spanish settlement of Old Town – the first European settlement in present-day California. Feel the energy of the Gaslamp Quarter, visit Seaport Village, and explore the resort city of Coronado. Finally, take a walk through Balboa Park and admire the chic and bustling eateries in Little Italy. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped-off at your hotel.

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4.2 / 5

based on 127 reviews

We took a big group to do the ghost tour and everyone had a great time! We went in the evening so it would be dark and it made it fun without being scary! The history was presented in a very interesting and entertaining way. I highly recommend!

This tour is a spooky history lesson about the underworld in San Diego. We loved it. our guide "Amy" was fabulous and a hoot and a howl! We would recommend to anyone who enjoy's a bit of history mixed with a bit of spooky!!

G-Pop was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable but also very entertaining to the group. Went to his suggestion to explore more at Little Italy, Coronado, and Seaport Village. Awesome places. Allan and Kim Hermida,

Great experience. First time visiting San Diego and I’m so glad I did this tour first. Now I know some places I would like to visit next. And my guide Howie was excellent!

Nice driver, funny and thoughtful. Fantastic views of the different parts of this great city.