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*Reservations are required for San Diego City Lights Night Tour. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time.
Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.
Old Town Trolley Tours: As you explore the scenic coastal landscape, you’ll learn why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City.” Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. San Diego City Lights Night Tour: San Diego sparkles at night, and what better way to see it than with Old Town Trolley Tours! Hop aboard our trolley for a picturesque evening you won’t forget.
As you explore the scenic coastal landscape, you’ll learn why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City.” Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Our friendly conductors narrate the San Diego tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. It will be our pleasure to guide you through the birthplace of California on one of our orange and green trolleys.
Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. Because we showcase the best of San Diego and Coronado, you can avoid costly parking and city driving. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. With frequent pickups at all our stops, this helps you avoid walking long distances.
Your night tour journey starts off by exploring the West Coast’s premier entertainment district known as the Gaslamp Quarter. Famed for its vibrant nightlife, bright lights, and Victorian architecture, it will captivate your imagination of what makes this urban playground unforgettable. We’ll then make our way to Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the US, where it’s transformed at night by stunning buildings, fountains, and statues glowing bright that are equally as remarkable in the evening as they are during the day.
From Balboa Park we’ll 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. We’ll 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 op location.
From Coronado, we’ll make our way to the Embarcadero’s bayfront views. You’ll see the Historic County Administration Building, Maritime Museum’s Star of India, the USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village, the Headquarters, and we’ll also see the Navy’s aircraft carriers from across the bay.
We’ll make a 5-minute stop for another photo-op at the USS Midway, the longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Naval history.
At the end of the tour, take your tour ticket to Top of the Hyatt for 50% off all wines and enjoy breathtaking floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of San Diego at the top of the tallest waterfront hotel on the west coast. Restrictions apply.
And with that, you will have experienced America’s Finest City in another light, something you won’t soon forget.
*Reservations are required for City Lights Night Tour.
Hop on and off at any of our 10 convenient stops.
Stop A - Old Town 4010 Twiggs St.
Stop B - Embarcadero 1004 N. Harbor Drive
Stop C - Seaport Village 480 Kettner Blvd.
Stop E - Horton Plaza Broadway Circle at Horton Plaza
Stop F - Gaslamp Quarter 4th and Island Ave.
Stop H - Coronado - McPs 1107 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA
January 1 – February 28, November 1 – December 31:
8:50am – 5:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 3:00pm from Old Town)
March 1 – June 14, July 4, August 19 – October 31:
8:50am – 6:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 4:00pm from Old Town)
June 15 – July 3, July 5 – August 18:
8:50am – 7:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 5:00pm from Old Town)
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Special Event Dates
(Events may cause delays, closed streets & tour stops)
Memorial Weekend – May 25-27, Rock-N-Roll Marathon – June 1-2, Independence Day – July 4, Comic Con – July 18-21, AFC Half Marathon – August 18, Labor Day Weekend – August 31 – September 2, December Nights – December 6-7.
See online reservations for specific tour dates and times or call us at 866-754-0966.
No tours offered during December.
Duration: Approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
Boarding: 470 Kettner Blvd., Seaport Village, San Diego. Paid parking is available.
Reservations: Reservations are required. Guests must check in 30 minutes prior to departure. Late check-in may result in forfeited reserved seat. First to check-in, first seated. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time by calling 619-298-8687.