Open Wednesdays-Mondays. Closed Tuesdays. Silver Passes only. Please read about our tour opening dates & safety information.
No matter what time of year you read this, families will be picnicking on local cheeses and artisanal breads in Scripps Park, setting up the perfect panoramic shot of San Diego atop Mt. Soledad, and a scraggly, blonde-haired kid will tame a tasty wave at Windansea Beach. These are the many beaches and beach towns of San Diego, California and they are open for business 365 days out of the year. Join us in this strikingly beautiful, immensely livable city whose consistent year-round temperature highs between 65-70 degrees make it a favorite destination for visitors year ‘round. You’ll be treated to some of the most photogenic vistas you’ve ever seen.
Experience the magic 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!
Here is another opportunity to make you crazy with anticipation!
Here’s a taste of what to expect when you climb on the Old Town Beach Cruiser for a day in the San Diego sun!
Of the 70 miles of sandy coastline, the stand-out among the many inviting and appealing San Diego beach towns, La Jolla remains exceptional. La Jolla’s beauty only begins on its sandy shores facing the Pacific. Take a stroll inland through the center of town and you’ll be treated to some of the finest shopping, galleries, and dining anywhere in Southern California. This is one of our main stops where you’ll have the time to indulge in this truly magnificent destination!
Check out the seawall at the Children’s Pool where the local seal population hangs out or explore the mystery and awesome beauty of the 7 Sisters Caves. There’s a lot waiting for you in ‘America’s Finest City!’
Here’s all that small print stuff you may want to look over.
Approx. 5 hours and 30 minutes* long
Old Town Market
4010 Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Daily at 10:15am.
*Reservations are required. Guests must check in with our sales rep at the ticket booth 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.
The downtown area has numerous parking opportunities in paid lots. There is no designated free parking to board the tour.
Reservations for accessible Trolley must be confirmed 24-Hours in advance. Please call customer service at 629-208-0200.
We 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 with our sales rep at the ticket booth 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.