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Day Trips From San Diego To La Jolla

(619) 500-9477. open Departs at 10:15 am
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Hop on board – Join our entertaining Beach Conductors on a relaxing, informative, and fun-filled day-tripper tour through some of the most popular beach spots in Southern California. Plus, you will have the opportunity to dine, shop, hike, relax, and explore caves, tide pools, art galleries, and boutiques in the exclusive enclave of La Jolla, “The Jewel” of San Diego.

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Coronado BeachSan Diego is known for 70 miles of beautiful beaches and mild temperatures. What better way for you to experience the magic than on Old Town Trolley’s La Jolla and San Diego Beaches Tour. Board our colorful Beach Cruiser and be transported to the top of Mt. Soledad, 822 feet above sea level. There, you will be treated to a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. You will disembark the Trolley for about 20 minutes for a spectacular photo opportunity! Then, you will re-board the Trolley and descend into La Jolla, “The Jewel” of San Diego, past the Cove and the famous Children’s Pool and into the heart of the Village where you will step off and spend the afternoon on your own experiencing Paradise by the sea! Your trolley will drop you off 0.6 miles from La Jolla Cove.

Later, the Trolley will pick you up to continue your journey along the coast and through the beach towns of Pacific Beach and Mission Beach. You will pass the surfers at Windansea Beach, the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster at Belmont Park, and the SkyTower at Sea World as you return to Old Town and your starting point. Throughout the tour, you’ll see rocky cliffs and sandy beaches, reefs and tide pools, seals and surfers and lots of happy people enjoying the best that Southern California has to offer.

Short on time for a day trip to La Jolla?  Just tell your driver and stay on the trolley to continue your tour returning back to Old Town!

san diego beach tour la jollaTour information:

  1. Reservations are required.
  2. Tour departs from Old Town at 10:15am.
  3. See online reservations for specific tour dates and times or call our guest service department.
  4. When staying at a hotel, speak with your Concierge.
  5. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Free Shuttle Service:

san diego beach tour and familyWe are pleased to provide shuttle service for guests staying at select hotels and downtown locations.
The shuttle will pick up once each morning from the depots listed below:

  • Embarcadero – 9:00 am
  • Seaport Village – 9:05 am
  • Marriott Marquis and Marina Hotel – 9:10 am
  • Horton Plaza – 9:15 am
  • Gaslamp Quarter – 9:20 am
  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront – 9:25am

Shuttle will take guests to Old Town to catch the 10:15am tour.
The Shuttle returns downtown once each day leaving Old Town at 3:45pm.
Reservations are required.

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.

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7 Things to do in la Jolla


Climb along the sea wall at the CHILDREN'S POOL and snap a photo of the seals lounging on the beach below.


Take a walk deep down into SUNNY JIM'S CAVE, one of the 7 SISTERS CAVES.


Hike along the COAST WALK TRAIL and enjoy breathtaking views.


Dine in a WORLD-CLASS RESTAURANT or grab a snack and have a picnic at SCRIPPS PARK, next to LA JOLLA COVE, San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, snorkeling, and diving.


Stroll around the Village and shop in stores that rival those you would find on RODEO DRIVE.


Rent a kayak or paddle board and explore the La Jolla Underwater Park and Ecological Reserve


Have a libation at the beautiful La Valencia Hotel, famous getaway for Hollywood’s elite.

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