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Reservations are required for San Diego City Lights Night Tour. 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. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time.
Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.
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. San Diego City Lights Night Tour: San Diego sparkles at night, and what better way to see it than with Old Town Trolley Tours! Hop aboard our trolley for a picturesque evening you won’t forget.
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.
Your 90-minute journey kicks off with a drive through the West Coast’s premier entertainment district, known as the Gaslamp Quarter. Famed for its vibrant nightlife, bright lights, and Victorian architecture, this unforgettable urban playground will captivate your imagination. Then, we’ll headto Balboa Park, one of the largest outdoor cultural centers in the US, with its stunning buildings, fountains, and statues glowing bright, transformed at night, and equally as remarkable in the evening as theyare during the day.
From Balboa Park, we’ll drive to the top of the Coronado Bridge for more spectacular sights, including the lights coming in from Tijuana, Mexico, the bay, and downtown San Diego. We’ll make a 15-minute stop at Coronado’s Ferry Landing,a perfect photo op location, to take in the stunning beauty of the San Diego city skyline visible from across the bay.
Then, you will re-board the trolley and headfor San Diego’s Little Italy. From its humble beginnings as the epicenter of the world’s tuna fishing industry to the high-spirited tourist destination of today, Little Italy is a chic, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, packedwith trendy cocktail bars, brewpubs, and restaurants with bustling patios.
From there, we’ll make our way to the Embarcadero’s Bayfront views. You’ll see the Historic County Administration Building, the Maritime Museum’s Star of India, the USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village, the Headquarters, and also the Navy’s aircraft carriers across the bay.
At the end of the tour, take your tour ticket to Top of the Hyatt for 50% off all wines and enjoy breathtaking floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of San Diego at the top of the tallest waterfront hotel on the west coast. Restrictions apply.
And with that, you will have experienced America’s Finest City in another light, something you won’t soon forget.
*Reservations are required for City Lights Night Tour.
Free admission to Maritime Museum**/Star of India
The world-renown Maritime Museum of San Diego was founded in 1948 by a group of local historians and maritime experts. Here, visitors from around the globe come to walk the decks of the magnificent Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship. The Maritime Museum of San Diego is devoted to exposing all ages to Maritime history and offers both permanent and temporary exhibits throughout the year. The museum is also known for restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels and has what is considered to be one of the finest collections of historic ships. Included in the collection are the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley, the 1904 steam yacht Medea, the 1914 Pilot and the Californian, which is a replica of a mid 19th century revenue cutter.
Free admission to the following museums**:
Hop on and off at any of our 12 convenient stops.
Stop A - Old Town 4010 Twiggs St.
Stop C - Embarcadero 1004 N. Harbor Drive
Stop D - Seaport Village Approx. 500 Kettner Blvd.
Stop F - Horton Plaza Broadway Circle at Horton Plaza
Stop G - Gaslamp Quarter 4th and Island Ave.
Stop J - Coronado - McPs 1107 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA
January 1 – February 27, November 2 – December 31:
9:00am – 5:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 3:00pm from Old Town)
February 28 – June 11, July 4, August 17 – November 1:
9:00am – 6:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 4:00pm from Old Town)
June 12 – July 3, July 5 – August 16:
9:00am – 7:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 5:00pm from Old Town)
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
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.
See online reservations for specific tour dates and times or call us at 866-754-0966.
No tours offered during December.
Duration: Approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
Boarding: 500 Kettner Blvd., Seaport Village, San Diego. Paid parking is available.
Reservations: 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. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time.
At Star of India Wharf
1492 North Harbor Drive
619-234-9153 (for general information)
Hours of Operation:
June 1 – September*: 9am – 9pm.
Fall hours starting after Labor Day weekend: 9:00am – 8:00pm.
*Some ships/museums close for special events/maintenance.