Important information about Old Town Trolley tour and La’Jolla and San Diego Beach tour read more.

Sunday April 22nd,
Due to the Earth Day event, the City Trolley-Stop I, Balboa Park, will be closed. The tour will go directly from Stop H – Coronado to Stop J – Little Italy.
The La Jolla half marathon will close the cove portion of the La Jolla – Beach Tour. The tour will use a different route to our normal stop. Guest will be able to walk to the cove as usual.
logo-print
Skip to content

Know Before You Go

1
san diego cityscape night

Things to Do at Night in San Diego

Known for its year ‘round outdoor lifestyle and laid back vibe, this special city, nestled in the country’s southwest corner, has more to offer than a constant supply of vitamin D. Whether you’re hanging with the seals in La Jolla Cove, enjoying a sundowner at Coronado’s Hotel Del Coronado, checking out the city night lights aboard Old Town Trolley Tours or hiking the cliffs at Torrey Pines, San Diego has something for everyone.

More Info
san diego coronado ferry

Planning a Girls Trip to San Diego

Time spent together creates endless lifelong memories. Grab your best girlfriends, book that ticket and head on over to San Diego. Let the sun’s rays and laughter ignite your smiles and the adventure elevate your afternoon excursions. Southern California is the perfect setting for your ultimate girls trip. Here the weather only helps to enhance the experience. Whatever your pleasure – it’s here. Evenings in a fancy beachfront spot, afternoons on a social cycle of your choice, morning sessions in the surf and everything in between – San Diego doesn’t disappoint.

More Info
san diego coronado beach

Romantic Date Ideas in San Diego

San Diego is a thriving city constantly welcoming visitors from around the globe. With its endless sunshine, ocean waves, countless trails and picturesque shoreline, visitors flock to America’s finest city for relaxation, reinvigoration and rest. Some come for the laid-back atmosphere while others come for the outdoor activities. Some come for those destination celebrations while others come to check out the sights. Many bring their special someone to share in their joy.

More Info
Cool Things To Do In San Diego During Summer

Ultimate Guide to San Diego on a Budget

San Diego – southern California’s gem only a stone’s throw from the Mexican border is known for sun, sand, sea and vitamin D access year ‘round. Visitors may come for the beaches but they stay for the fish tacos. Whether you’re hitting the sand at Mission, La Jolla, Ocean or Coronado – in every grain of sand, you’re bound to feel the magic of the city.

More Info

15 Instagrammable Spots In San Diego

Known as America’s finest city, San Diego is home to beautiful beaches, eclectic fare, farmers’ markets bursting with goodies, a year ‘round outdoor lifestyle and every summer plays host to the International Comic-Con. Filled with colorful characters, epic landscapes, incredible sunsets and enough fish tacos to go around, this city by the sea invites visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy life.

More Info
david general manager san diego

Hop On Hop Off San Diego Tours

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.

More Info
san diego beach tour trolley interior

Day Trips From San Diego To La Jolla

(619) 500-9477. open Departs at 10:15 am

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.

More Info
Children's Pool Beach in La Jolla

Hidden Gems In San Diego To Visit On Vacation

San Diego is filled with activities in the sand, sea and surf. Often referred to as America’s Finest City, this coastal town is saturated with year round sunshine, its residents are characterized as having outdoor lifestyles and adventure can be discovered at every turn. For those planning a visit, there are a few must-sees on everyone’s travel itinerary; and then there are the off the beaten path hidden gems that are rarely included.

More Info
san diego coronado ferry

Things to Do in San Diego During the Winter

It may be winter, but in San Diego you’d never know it. One of America’s most coveted destinations, San Diego stays mild and sunny all year round. The only thing giving away the season is the abundance of festive holiday events and activities. Here are some of the top things to do in San Diego during the winter:

More Info
Old Town Trolley San Diego Beach Tour

Things to Do in San Diego During the Spring

Perhaps one of the most loved seasons of the year, spring brings with it glorious weather, blossoming flowers and an abundance of outdoor activities and events. In San Diego, there are many celebrations, attractions and things to do and see. Read on for the best things to do in spring in San Diego.

More Info
La Jolla Cove

Things To Do In La Jolla and San Diego Area Beaches

Everyday is a good day to hit the beach in San Diego. Mild temperatures, sunny skies and a magnificent coastline are just the beginning. San Diego beaches offer something for everyone – secluded serene spots where the sand goes on for miles, dramatic cliffs perched above crashing waves, rocky tide pools, coral reefs teeming with sea life, beaches for surfers, families, and everything in between. And surrounding each beach is a town that offers a bunch of fun things to do.

More Info
Things To Do in San Diego With Kids

Things To Do in San Diego With Kids


Looking for the most efficient and entertaining way to visit many of the things to do in San Diego with kids? Look no further because Old Town Trolley Tours offers parents a relaxing way to tour all the best San Diego attractions for kids. Parents don’t have to worry about searching for directions to the Children’s Museum, driving to the San Diego Zoo, or finding parking while traveling from all of San Diego’s best attractions.

More Info
La Jolla Cove

Best Beaches In San Diego

Did you know that San Diego has 70 miles of pristine coastline? Add that to year-round sunshine and mild temperatures, and you have a California coastal city with some of the best beaches in the world. With 70 miles along the Pacific Ocean, San Diego (California’s second largest city) is divided into six beach regions including Coronado, La Jolla, Mission Bay and Beaches, North County Coastal, South Bay and Point Loma, Harbor Island and Shelter Island.

More Info
View of San Diego skyline at dusk

Getting Around San Diego On Vacation

open all day

In the beautiful city of San Diego, there is an abundance of things to do and see. When you begin planning your visit, make sure to include plans for how you’ll get from one attraction to another. San Diego offers a myriad of options when it comes to transportation. Read on for the top choices to get around in San Diego.

More Info
Couple walking along San Diego harbor

Fun Facts About San Diego

Everyone knows that San Diego has the most beautiful beaches, the most perfect weather and is home to some of the most laid-back, friendly folks in the nation. But there are a lot of other really cool and interesting facts about America’s Finest City that you may not know. Read on for fun facts about San Diego.

More Info
san diego museum of man

Labor Day Events

If you’re visiting during Labor Day Weekend, don’t forget to include Old Town Trolley Tours in your itinerary.

More Info
fourth of july san diego

4th of July Events

We created this page to help guests plan a great celebration while visiting the San Diego area. We’ll offer you some local tips on the best places to watch the fireworks and celebrate America’s Birthday!

More Info
See San Diego in 2 Days | 2 Days in San Diego

How To See San Diego in 2 Days

San Diego is California’s second largest city – home to many beautiful sights, exciting attractions and historical points of interests. Old Town Trolley Tours, with 10 stops and more than 100 sights, offers a great way to see all the best of San Diego in 2 days.

Here’s a list of the San Diego attractions we recommend you spend more time at and the best order to see them in:

More Info
How to See San Diego in One Day by Old Town Trolley

How to See San Diego in 1 Day

San Diego is known for its amazingly beautiful beaches, perfect weather and abundance of interesting attractions. If you only have one day, you can still see it all by following Old Town Trolley’s guide.

More Info
san diego harbor cruises

Harbor Cruises

The best way to see the Big Bay, as it is referred to by the locals in San Diego, is hopping on board a Harbor Cruise. While cruising in the North Bay, visitors will hear an informative narrative about the San Diego bay and experience picturesque views along with historic sights like the North Island Naval Air Station, the United States Naval Submarine Base and Point Loma.

Those that choose the South Bay cruise get the opportunity to see the Coronado Bay Bridge, the bustling Navy Shipyards and the surface fleet.

More Info
1
Up
Back to top
Online Chat