Fun In The Sun With Old Town Trolley Tours
Hop on the Old Town Trolley San Diego for a full day adventure around the beautiful city of San Diego. Each and every stop along the trolley's route is jam packed with fun and entertaining things to do in San Diego, whether you are looking to see the sights, visit historical locations, learn at the many museums, visit a theme park, or explore the city. The Old Town Trolley Tour San Diego has it all!
Eleven convenient stops for you to hop-on and off:
Old Town State Historic Park- Take a stroll around historic Old Town San Diego, the first landing point of the European settlers in San Diego, with over 14 different landmarks to explore. Old town is known as home to the best Mexican food around town; we suggest checking out Cafe Coyote, voted best Mexican restaurant in San Diego, serving up traditional recipes for guests to delight in.
San Diego Harbor Cruise Ship Terminal/Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum- This stop is a pick-up station for inbound cruise ship guests who want to participate in a tour. It also features some of the harbor's best attractions including the Maritime Museum, the Midway Aircraft carrier, harbor cruises, whale watching excursions, next level sailing, and Old Town Trolley Tour's very own Seal Tour. Head out on the water and see local sea life, or explore old ships and submarines at the Maritime Museum.
Seaport Village- Welcome to Seaport Village, one of San Diego’s most beautiful shopping, restaurants, and entertainment centers, with over 57 different shops! Located right on the San Diego Bay, you can walk along the cobblestone pathway and see San Diego in all its splendor.
Marriot Marquis & Marina- A great stop for families, this stop grants easy access to a Children's Park and Pond, Martin Luther King Promenade and Coming Together Statue, as well as San Diego's Children Museum, where children can explore, learn, and interact, creating fond childhood memories. Also located near the San Diego Convention Center, home to Comiccon and many other conventions year round.
Horton Plaza- Feeling like a little shopping spree? This stop drops you right in the middle of Downtown San Diego by the Horton Plaza Mall with department and specialty stores a plenty. Also features a movie theater and a wide variety of restaurants.
Gaslamp Quarter- The heart of San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter is full of history and fun. Make a stop at the William Heath Davis House and find out why it is considered the most significant building in San Diego. If you are visiting on a Saturday, we suggest partaking in the expertly guided walking tour.
Hilton Bayfront- Nestled behind the Hilton, Bayfront park has sweeping views of the bay, Coronado Island and the Coronado Bridge. Walk over to Petco Park, home to the Padres and cheer on your favorite baseball team while you eat peanuts! You can catch the ferry to Coronado Ferry Landing or just hop back on the trolley to arrive there by land.
Coronado Ferry Landing- Discover the charming collection of shops, galleries, fine restaurants and casual eateries. Or even hop aboard the ferry and set out on the sea for some picturesque views of Downtown San Diego.
McP's Irish Pub near Hotel Del Coronado- Come on in and grab a drink at Coronado's McP's Irish Pub, voted San Diego's best bar scene, best entertainment, best live music, and friendliest food server. Or visit the site of the creators of Coronado Island at the Grand Hotel Del Coronado, a popular destination for presidents and movie stars. Take a 60 minuet walking tour by the Coronado Historical Association Museum as a terrific way to learn about the history and beautiful architecture of the Island.
Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, El Prado Museums- One of the most attraction filled stops, you have access to Balboa Park and El Prado Museums, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, and the San Diego Zoo. Balboa Park spanning over 1200 acres, is home to over 15 museums, many colorful gardens, and popular attractions and venues.
Little Italy- Originally a predominant Italian fishing neighborhood, Little Italy has since been gentrified and is now a scenic neighborhood full of Italian restaurants, Italian retail shops, art galleries, home design stores, and residential homes. A very active neighborhood, Little Italy will often times have festivals and events, as well as a weekly farmer's market every Saturday.
SanDiego.com is one of San Diego’s largest websites, known as the local authority for all things San Diego. The author of this article, Erica James, is a native San Diegan who truly believes that there is no place more superior than beautiful San Diego!