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Welcome to San Diego!

Hello, I’m David Thornton, General Manager of Old Town Trolley of San Diego and CASTmember since 2001.

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.

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Limited Time Offer – Kids Ride FREE* in October

October 1-31, 2020

It’s time for kids to play. During the entire month of October, kids 12 and under ride FREE* when accompanied by a paid adult. Hop aboard our open-air trolley and enjoy panoramic views of San Diego while our knowledgeable guides give you unique access.

*Offer valid October 1 – October 31, 2020 only. This offer allows one child 12 years and under to ride FREE when accompanied by one paid adult. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Tickets may be purchased by calling 619-298-8687 or from ticket booths. Other restrictions may apply.

“Experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment”

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 11 neighborhoods with 11 destination stops.

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. As a San Diego resident, I assure you that 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.



  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • FREE map brochure with day planner
  • Most frequent hop on & off all day tour of San Diego & Coronado
  • Start your San Diego tour at any of our convenient stops
  • Only hop-on and off tour over the bridge to Coronado
  • More than 100 Points of Interest
  • San Diego’s most comprehensive tour fully narrated by our expert tour conductors
  • San Diego’s largest fleet with the most frequent service
  • Voted “Best Way to See The City” by SignOnSanDiego.com

Choose Your Adventure

Whether you’re just breezing through or enjoying an extended stay, we’ve got several options to choose from to help you maximize your time in San Diego and still see the best first!


  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Hop on & off at 11 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Free shuttle service from select hotels
  • Free discount coupons


  • 1 day of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Hop on & off at 11 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Free shuttle service from select hotels
  • Free discount coupons
  • Free admission to the Maritime Museum**/Star of India – $20 value
  • Free admission** to 10 museums – $20 value


  • 2 days* of free unlimited re-boarding
  • Hop on & off at 11 Old Town Trolley stops
  • Free shuttle service from select hotels
  • Free discount coupons
  • Free admission to the Maritime Museum**/Star of India – $20 value
  • Free admission** to 10 museums – $20 value
  • 50% off Swift or Pilot Boat bay tour – $10 value
*Trolley pass must be used on consecutive days. **Maritime Museum and 10 additional museums are valid for two consecutive days from date of purchase. Pass is non-transferable. Other restrictions may apply. Extra days or free portion of the Pass have no cash value and are not refundable and non-transferable. Some museums offer free admission. Others are free due to the partnership with Old Town Trolley Tours. Your tour ticket is proof of purchase for admission to these museums.

“FREE with your purchase of a trolley ticket, you will receive our full color map and the opportunity to purchase our $5 Essentials guide book. This must have book contains ‘things to do’ suggestions, for each stop. You can get your map and purchase the Essential guide at any Old Town Trolley booth.”

san-diego-hop-on-hop-off-toursExplore the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and experience Mexican and early American life in the 19th century, including 5 original adobe homes filled with fascinating artifacts. Tour the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum and learn about the Navy’s longest serving carrier. Enjoy the shopping, dining, and entertainment at Seaport Village. Check out the historic Gaslamp Quarter, with its Victorian-themed buildings and dozens of shops and nightclubs. Visit the William Heath Davis House, a “saltbox” style home similar to Davis’ original home, the founder of New Town San Diego.

Take the trolley to Coronado, “the Crown City,” home of the famous Hotel del Coronado, one of the nation’s top resorts. See Balboa Park, a city park that combines open space and greenery with cultural attractions. Stroll through El Prado, a long promenade running through the park, lined with Spanish architecture. Don’t miss the San Diego Zoo, one of the largest, most progressive zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals!

Do and see it all in San Diego with Old Town Trolley Tours!

san-diego-brochureSan Diego’s most 
comprehensive tour,
covering more than 100 
points of interest and
fully narrated by our 
expert tour conductors.

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of San Diego Brochure

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Free Museums** with Your Old Town Trolley Gold or Platinum Pass:

PLEASE NOTE: Some museums have not reopened yet.

  • Old Town Sheriff’s Museum – Stop A
  • Casa De Aguirre – Stop A
  • Mormon Battalion Historic Site – Stop A
  • Old Town Railroad Depot – Stop A
  • AFRICAN-LATIN MUSEUM Casa Del Rey Moro – Stop A
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum – Stop G
  • Coronado Historical Museum – Stop J
  • Veterans Museum at Balboa Park – Stop K
  • Timken Museum of Art – Stop K
  • San Diego Firehouse Museum – Stop L



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