San Diego Tours
There are so many things to see and do in San Diego that you can easily get overwhelmed trying to decide what to do. That’s a nice problem to have, and one of the ways many people solve it is by letting the pros guide them.
Tours for every interest, budget, and duration are popular with visitors and locals alike. And you can more thoroughly enjoy the sights, sounds, food, people, and beauty of San Diego when you’re not worrying about traffic, parking, getting lost, or lots of other hassles when you go on your own.
Here’s a sampling of some of the most popular options.
San Diego CityPASS lets you bundle discounted admission tickets to top attractions. Start by choosing to visit SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND California, or both. Then pick three attractions: the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park, the USS Midway Museum, City Cruises, Old Town Trolley Tours, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
See San Diego on your terms as part of the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. One or two-day passes allow you to choose your adventure as you hop on and off at 11 stops, including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway Museum, the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. Other popular downtown tours are the GoCar Tour or the San Diego Segway Tour when looking for something fun and different.
Experienced guides hit all the major tourist attractions and diverse locales, like racing at Del Mar, day trips to Tijuana and Ensenada, to Los Angeles for day-long adventures, wine and vineyard tours, and more. Several established tour operators can customize tours for groups in 50-passenger buses and down to intimate tours in 7-passenger vans. Tour operators are also a great option when you’re looking for a unique wedding, prom, family reunion, or graduation experience.
You’re not limited to land-based tour options in San Diego. San Diego harbor cruises let you see some of the city’s most impressive sights from the protected waters of San Diego Bay. You’ll be dazzled as you take in the city skyline, pass by the USS Midway Museum, sail under the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge, or drift by Shelter Island, Point Loma, and Harbor Island.
More adventuresome sea goers often opt for the La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour, where you’ll paddle among breathtaking coastal scenery in an ocean setting usually teeming with sea life.
If you’re looking for something a little more offbeat, consider the PETCO Park Behind the Scenes Tour, Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour, Gaslamp Quarter Historic True Crime Tour, Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones Culinary Tour, or the Brothels, Bites and Booze Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past.