Old Town Trolley La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour in San Diego, CA

Historic Tours of America4010 Twiggs StSan Diego, CA 92110
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Featuring a 110-minute, 24-mile continuous beach shuttle ride, Old Town Trolley La Jolla-Mission Beach Tour offers great music, historic information, scenic 360-degree views and more for the whole family to enjoy. Guests can experience the best of the San Diego area, including views of Mission Beach and Belmont Park, Veterans Memorial, Old Town, and the Pacific Ocean.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Trolleys come by every hour.
  • Tour is 1.5 - 2 hours if you don’t depart for stops.
  • Perfect beach trolley.
  • Four stops total.
  • Live narration by the conductors.
  • Sights include Mt. Soledad, La Jolla, Mission Beach and Old Town.
  • Hop-On/Off at your convenience.
  • Easy way to experience San Diego beaches.


from Old Town Trolley La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour
San Diego is known for 70 miles of beautiful beaches and mild temperatures. What better way to get you there than the Old Town Trolley Tour! Hop onboard our one-of-a-kind beach trolley and let us shuttle you to Mt. Soledad, La Jolla, Mission Beach and Old Town.

There is something for everyone, from expansive sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, reefs, tide pools and everything in between. The beaches in San Diego are as varied as the California beach towns that were built around them. Discover beaches perfect for families and coveted by the world's top surfers. Play volleyball, spot creatures in tide pools or simply relax and people watch.

The fleet of colorful orange-and-green trolleys travel on a continuous loop beginning and ending in Old Town with a 20-minute photo op atop Mt. Soledad and 3 1/2 hours in the Village of La Jolla. The Trolley will tour Pacific Beach, Windansea Beach and Mission Beach on the trip back to Old Town from La Jolla Village.

So grab your beach towels, slather on the sunscreen, get your eTickets for the Old Town Trolley La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour, and get out to explore some of the finest beaches in the world!

Old Town Trolley La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour Highlights:
Mt. Soledad featuring the Veterans Memorial with 360 degree panoramic views of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean.
La Jolla featuring the La Jolla Cove and children's pool and nearby shopping in the Village that rivals Rodeo Dr.
Pacific Beach, Windansea Beach and Mission Beach.
Old Town, the birth place of California, featuring the historic state park.
Premier ocean and beach views along the route.

Operating Times:
Trolley runs daily at 10:15 AM
Depart Old Town--4010 Twiggs St. - pick up 10:15AM.
Stop #1--Mt. Soledad-stop located at the top of the memorial with a short photo-op.
Stop #2--La Jolla Village-1021 Silverado St. (next to Chase Bank) -
Final pick-up for remaining Beaches and return to Old Town - 3:00PM.
Return to Old Town--3:45PM.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Maureen Shroyer
Decorah , IA
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"See Paradise In One Day"
November 2018
Larry and the San Diego Beach Tour were an excellent way to see what everyone comes to San Diego for; the beaches and coastline. Larry was so informative and went the extra mile to drive us back to our hotel at the end of the day-telling us wonderful San Diego stories of its history and culture. I would highly recommend the San Diego Beach Tours!
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Tip: When traveling in November the daytime temperatures are good for shorts or capris and the night time temperatures feel better with pants or jeans.

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Ravensdale, Washington
"Easy way to see city"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 02, 2020
Great way to see city without a car and learn about the area too. Love the hop on and off feature and the flexability to start at any stop. We got off at Coranado Beach, Old Town and Little Italy to spend more time.
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New Hampshire
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
Jack, our trolley driver was hysterical. We only got off once to see Coronado which was gorgeous. This is a great way to see attractions and determine what you might want to do if you have limited time in San Diego. Highly recommend.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
"An excellent way of seeing the sights"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 29, 2020
This is a Good and cost effective was of seeing the sites in this lovely city. The commentary is informative, if a tad cheesy at times. Trolley's run to time
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Richmond, Virginia
"Pricey "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2020
This tour is pricey, esp if your intent is to do the loop and not do a lot of on and off, esp later in the day. This time of year the last full tour is at 3p and so two people are paying $84 and can’t get off or there is no next bus. Other similar products in major cities call one day passes 24 hours, so if you started at 3p, you would have until 3p the next day. Alternatively they could charge less later in the day. That said, many who had been hopping on & off during the day were complaining about excessively long waits all day, so at least we missed that! We did get to drive by and through much of the city and got some good tidbits from our driver who was super pleasant. Summary - enjoyed it and got a visual of things I would not have on this short trip, but not a great value and a good competitor could surely take a chunk of these customers!
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Fairfield, Ohio
"Exactly what you expect"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2020
A great way to see a lot of San Diego, from the Gaslamp Quarter to Little Italy to Old Town to Coronado. The entire tour lasts about two hours, with 10 stops. Very nice.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Town Trolley La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour

How long does the tour last?
It lasts 110 minutes if you don’t get off. Otherwise, make an entire day of the hop-on, hop-off tour with 4 different stops in La Jolla, Mission Beach, Mt. Soledad and Old Town. You may hop on and off at any one of our convenient stops throughout the entire day.

What time do the tours start?
The Trolley Tour begins every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) at 10:15am at the Old Town Depot; however, you can begin your tour at any of our stops. Please note: Each stop has a different starting time.

How often do trolleys come to each stop?
Our trolleys come by approximately every hour, though times may vary slightly due to traffic conditions and city events. During peak times, we cannot guarantee that each trolley will have available seats.

Are your trolleys wheelchair accessible?
Please allow 24-hour advance notice to arrange for wheelchair accessibility. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

How do I get to Old Town?
Our Old Town Trolley Depot is located at the Old Town Market on 4010 Twiggs Street and San Diego avenue in the heart of Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California ...about four minutes drive from the "Old Town Exit" on Interstate 5. Public transportation and parking is available at this stop.

What is the last tour of the day?
The last tour of the day varies depending on the depot that you are starting from, the time of year, the day of the week, and any citywide events in town. Please refer directly to Old Town’s tour schedule.

Where do I park?
Convenient parking can be found near any of our trolley depots. Free parking is located in the lot directly across from the Old Town Market Depot on 4010 Twiggs Street.

Can I bring my stroller on board the trolley?
Yes, we can accommodate strollers but they must be collapsible and will be stored up front with the conductor. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.

Are the trolleys heated?

Are dogs allowed on your trolleys?
Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys.

Where can babies or toddlers ride on the trolley?
Babies and toddlers can sit on the parent or guardian’s lap. Depending upon the age, a child could sit in their own seat.