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Official San Diego Waterfront Experience: Trolley Tour, City Cruises Harbor Tour, & USS Midway Museum

Exploring beautiful San Diego couldn't be easier than with admission to three unforgettable experiences – the USS Midway Maritime Museum, an Old Town Trolley City Tour, and a scenic City Cruises Harbor Tour – all part of the Official San Diego Waterfront Experience! See the best of San Diego aboard Old Town Trolley Tours, the most convenient way to explore the city. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any of our stops, conveniently located at or near everything you might want to see during your visit. Our fleet of orange and green trolleys travel frequently throughout San Diego and over the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bridge to Coronado on a continuous 25-mile loop visiting various neighborhoods with 12 destination stops. Hop off at Stop “C” on the tour and visit the USS Midway Museum that sits at the Navy Pier welcoming and enriching guests from around the world. Its patriotic service and military operations are brought to life throughout this interactive museum. While there, finish your visit to the waterfront with a cruise of the stunning San Diego Bay during a professionally narrated harbor tour covering more than 50 notable landmarks with City Cruises!
Adults $82.99
Children (4-12) $62.99
Children Under 4 FREE

Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.

Your Official San Diego Waterfront Experience: Trolley Tour, City Cruises Harbor Tour, & USS Midway Museum Includes:

  • Old Town Trolley Tours:
  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Open-air sightseeing perfect for taking pictures
  • Hop on & off at 12 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Trolley ticket includes 10 museums* ($20 value)
  • Free discount coupons ($30 value)
  • Only hop-on and off tour over the bridge to Coronado
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • USS Midway Museum:
  • Experience life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers
  • Witness more than 60 exhibits and 24 restored aircraft
  • Reservations are required for USS Midway Museum
  • City Cruises Harbor Tour:
  • Cruise for an hour through the stunning San Diego Bay
  • More than 50 notable landmarks
  • Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day

San Diego 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. 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.

Free Museums* with Your Old Town Trolley Ticket:

  • Coronado Historical Museum – Stop J
  • Museum of Us – Stop K
  • San Diego Firehouse Museum – Stop L
  • Mormon Battalion Museum – Stop A
  • Seeley Stable Museum/California State Park – Stop A
  • Old Town Railroad Museum – Stop A
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum – Stop E
  • San Diego History Center – Stop K
  • Veterans Museum Balboa Park  – Stop K
  • Hotel Del Coronado/Ice House Museum – Stop I

*Valid for two consecutive days from date of purchase. Museum of Us is valid within seven days of trolley tour purchase. Some museums offer free admission. Others are free due to the partnership with Old Town Trolley Tours. Other restrictions may apply. Free museums have no cash value and are not refundable and non-transferable. Certain museums may have limited days and hours. Please call the museum for more information.

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Aircraft Carrier sits in San Diego at the Navy Pier welcoming and enriching guests from around the world. Its patriotic service and military operations are brought to life throughout this interactive museum. Relive the legacy of the longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Naval history! “Midway Magic” became a recognized term describing the amazing tenacity of the Midway and its crew. When other ships broke down or headed for port, the Midway continued to respond, to perform from the end of WWII all the way through Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Self-guided audio tours introduce Midway veterans who lived or worked on the ship and visitors have access to the hangar deck, second deck and flight deck, engineering, mess deck, berthing spaces, officer’s country, flight deck and optional flight simulators. More than 60 exhibits and 24 restored aircraft offer educational information and an inspiring look into military history. Visitors can also stop by the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum Gift Shop.

City Cruises Harbor Tour

Enjoy the best harbor tour on the San Diego Bay—with a professionally narrated one hour harbor tour of more than 50 storied landmarks. We’ll cover over 20 miles on the Big Bay, passing by Seaport Village, Shelter Island, ship-building and dry-docking facilities, Coronado Island, Point Loma, and Cabrillo National Monument, among many others. As we sail, we’ll see delightful marine animals and majestic sea birds, and we’ll talk about what local environmental efforts are doing to protect them. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture all the sights in photos and video, and our full service snack bar is always open.

Safety is our First Priority

The safety and well-being of our guests and team members remain our highest priority.

  • Face masks are optional.
  • All of our vehicles undergo a deep cleaning procedure.
  • We’re enhancing our cleaning procedures at our sales depots and encourage guests to use cashless transactions.
  • Our cleaning practices meet or exceed all CDC guidelines.

Old Town Trolley Tours is taking enhanced safety and health measures for the benefit of our guests. Inherent risks to COVID-19 exist in any place where people are gathered. By using our services, you voluntarily assume all risks rising out of or resulting from exposure to COVID-19 or any other communicable illness.

Old Town Trolley Stops in San Diego

Hop on and off at any of our 12 convenient stops.

  • A
    Old Town Market
  • B
    Maritime Museum
  • C
    Embarcadero Marina
  • D
    Seaport Village
  • E
    Marriott Marquis and Marina
  • F
    Gaslamp Quarter
  • G
    East Convention Center – Petco Park and Hilton Bayfront
  • H
    Barrio Logan
  • I
    Hotel del Coronado
  • J
    Coronado / Orange Avenue
  • K
    Balboa Park / Zoo
  • L
    Little Italy

Booth Locations

Stop A - Old Town 4010 Twiggs St.

Stop C - Embarcadero 1004 N. Harbor Drive

Stop D - Seaport Village 825 West Harbor Drive

Stop F - Gaslamp Quarter 4th and Island Ave.

Stop I - Hotel Del Coronado Approx. 1520 Orange Ave.


Old Town Trolley Tours

Tours open daily.

October 30 – March 12
9am – 5pm
Last tour departs Old Town at 3pm finishing up approximately at 5pm.

March 13 – October 29
9am – 6pm
Last tour departs Old Town at 4pm finishing up approximately at 6pm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Times vary depending on season.

Download trolley schedule

Special Event Dates
(Events may cause delays, closed streets & tour stops)
Memorial Weekend, Rock-N-Roll Marathon, Independence Day, Comic Con, AFC Half Marathon, Labor Day Weekend, December Nights.

USS Midway Museum

Reservations are required.

Open 10 am – 5 pm.

Last admission at 4 pm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

City Cruises Harbor Tour

Departure time and availability may vary by day. Check online schedule.

Pier 2 – 970 N. Harbor Drive.


Reservations are required and must be made online.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.

Tickets are non-refundable.

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