Guided tour

San Diego: City Lights Night Tour

4.6 / 5

23 reviews

San Diego: City Lights Night Tour

From US$ 36 per person

See San Diego’s famous sights illuminated at night as you hop aboard a trolley for the City Lights Night Tour for a picturesque evening you won’t forget. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city and cruise past notable landmarks with your expert guides.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

The experience
  • Explore the Gaslamp Quarter, full of vibrant nightlife, bright lights, and Victorian architecture
  • Drive through Balboa Park transformed at night with beautiful lighting effects on the buildings, fountains, and statues
  • Cross the Coronado Bridge for more spectacular sights, including the lights coming in from Tijuana, the San Diego Bay, and Downtown San Diego
  • Capture a perfect photo opportunity at Coronado’s Ferry Landing for a 20-minute stop to take in the stunning beauty of the San Diego city skyline
  • Enjoy a wonderful mix of music and narration, while San Diego glitters at night
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guided night tour with a professional guide
  • 50% off a glass of wine at the Top of the Hyatt
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• Guests must arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour time. • The tour check-in booth is located across from the Harbor House restaurant on the other side of Kettner Blvd • Boarding is first come, first served • It is recommended to check-in promptly in order to seat your group together • Groups are not guaranteed to sit together

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Important information

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  • Kids under 4 years old ride free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    3/5

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We have seen a lot, learned a lot of interesting things and laughed a lot on board. The driver Tim was totally funny. And the wine (with 50% discount) also tasted the next day in the Hyatt on the 40th floor. The best time is to go up there at sunset.

October 19, 2019

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