Join us aboard the Old Town Trolley starting late July. Read about our safety information. PLEASE NOTE: Stop F, Horton Plaza Park, is temporarily closed.
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Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.
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. With more than 4,000 animals representing 800 species, the San Diego Zoo stands out among other zoos for its diverse wildlife citizens.
SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY: In order to provide our guests with the safest and most comfortable sightseeing experience, Old Town Trolley Tours has implemented a number of new safety measures such as limiting seating to allow riders to maintain social distancing, face coverings required for all guests and an increased focus on disinfecting and sanitation.
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.
Polar bears, penguins and rare plant life are just a hint of what you’ll see when you visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Throughout its 100 acres, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled around the world as you see some of the most intriguing and rarely-seen animals lounge in their natural, expansive habitats. With more than 4,000 animals representing 800 species, the San Diego Zoo stands out among other zoos for its diverse wildlife citizens. See hippos swimming alongside buffalos and koalas climbing in Eucalyptus trees. And that’s just the beginning. Lush, tropical pathways are thriving with botanical species that are both beautiful and exotic. Over 6,500 different types of plant-life are a spectacle not to be missed.
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**:
PLEASE NOTE: Some museums have not reopened yet.
The safety and well-being of our guests and team members remain our highest priority.
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.
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
Download trolley schedule.
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.
Open every day of the year, including all holidays.
Call 619-231-1515 for specific times.
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.