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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in San Diego

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

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Festival of Sail

All Weekend 

North Embarcadero on San Diego Bay
Check out the largest tall ship festival on the west coast with the annual Festival of the Sail presented by the Port of San Diego and the Maritime Museum. There is a tall ships parade with a limited number of seats, tall ships battle reenactment with cannon blasts and hundreds of food/arts/crafts vendors from the west coast. This is one of the most unique events for San Diego Labor Day and it’s a quick walk from Trolley Stop B.

Ghosts & Gravestones Haunted Tours

Explore San Diego’s haunted past before the Halloween crowds start up. Visit some of the city’s spookiest sites, including the Whaley House, Old Town, El Campo Santo Cemetery and much more. Climb aboard the Trolley of the Doomed for a chilling “frightseeing” tour you’ll never forget. Tours run most dark & stormy nights.

Shopping at Old Town Market San DiegoOld Town Market

Learn more about Old Town San Diego’s rich history at the Old Town Market. Home to over 40 unique shops, the market is the perfect location for outdoor shopping and listening to live performers on Labor Day. The Old Town Market opens at 10am daily.

Balboa ParkBalboa Park

Balboa Park is the nation’s largest urban cultural park with over 15 major museums, pretty gardens and the expansive San Diego Zoo. More than 4,000 animals reside at the zoo, including pandas, penguins, koalas, hippos and more. From the famous Spreckels Organ Pavilion to the San Diego Air and Space Museum, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on Labor Day at Balboa Park.

san diego museum of manOld Town Trolley Tours of San Diego

Old Town Trolley has provided vacation guests and locals with more than 20 years of historic tours, news, and events. Each month the Trolley Team publishes upcoming events in San Diego for visitors and residents to enjoy. If you’re visiting during the San Diego Labor Day Weekend, don’t forget to include the Old Town Trolley Tour in your itinerary. The best way to visit all the San Diego attractions and historic sites in one weekend is to hop aboard Old Town Trolley when you arrive and see the best sites first. This allows you to plan your vacation around the activities that interest you and your family the most. You can hop on and off at your leisure.

If you are a San Diego resident, take advantage of the Old Town Trolley Tours Hometown Pass program. After your registration is verified, you will receive free admission to the historic San Diego Tour each time you bring a full paying adult guest.

Learn more about the Hometown Pass today.

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & 3D Art Exposition on Embarcardero

September 2 – 5 at “B” Street Pier

Hundreds of thousands have come each year to see master-class sculptors build beautiful 3-dimensional works of art. Now many of the world’s finest artists will come to create the most amazing sculptures ever. And they’ll do it on a unique site with our beautiful bay on the west and downtown’s sandcastles in the sky on the east.

San Diego Fleet Week

Starts September 3

San Diego pays tribute to the military with a parade of ships, the Coronado Classic Speed Festival, the MCAS Miramar Air Show featuring the famous Blue Angels and more. General Information: (619) 858-1545.

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