Discover San Diego's Beaches: Private Driving Tour in San Diego, CA

Travel CuriousTony Gwynn's Statue in 'Park at the Park' outside Petco ParkSan Diego, CA 92101
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From La Jolla Cove to Ocean Beach, soak in stunning views on a private San Diego driving tour with a friendly guide. Experience the city’s diverse coastal culture and iconic landmarks like Hotel Del Coronado. Enjoy personalized recommendations for local eats, a leisurely stroll at Seaport Village, and the convenience of hotel pick-up and private transportation.

up to 5 hrs 1 or more people

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from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • See spectacular views of Mission Bay, downtown, and Tijuana Beach from Soledad Mountain.
  • Visit Pacific and Ocean Beaches, Coronado Island, and Seaport Village, and more.
  • Tour duration is approximately 5 hours and includes transportation throughout the tour and hotel pick up/drop off if hotel is centrally located.
  • Your guide will be happy to drop you off at one of the last beaches on the tour, so feel free to bring your swimsuits and towels!
  • This tour is suitable for adventurers of all ages.
  • Food and drinks are not included in the tour price.
  • Gratuities are optional, and not included in the tour price.
  • This is an exclusive guided driving tour with just you, your group and your guide on the tour.


from Discover San Diego's Beaches: Private Driving Tour
With 266 days of golden sunshine a year, San Diego has bright skies and a mild climate benefit with gentle ocean breezes mitigating the heat.

On your private driving tour of San Diego’s beaches, you will:
  • Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off from your private driver-guide at any centrally located San Diego hotel;
  • Begin your day at La Jolla Cove, where you will see active marine life;
  • Enjoy spectacular views from Soledad Mountain, from which you can see Mission Bay, downtown, and Tijuana Beach;
  • Visit Pacific and Ocean beaches, where you will begin to see how each beach town has its own communal vibe;
  • Enjoy breathtaking scenery at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park;
  • Venture to Coronado Island, where you will take a stroll, and even see the famed and haunted Hotel Del;
  • Enjoy a lunch stop at any number of local places recommended by your guide (price not included in the tour);
  • Finish your tour with a stroll around scenic Seaport Village, where you will be able to see the US Navy hard at work and see how large an aircraft carrier is from the port.

Stretching from Oceanside to the Mexican border and from the beach east into Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Cleveland National Forest, San Diego’s 70 miles of picturesque coastline boasts 33 gorgeous sandy beaches. Rugged bays and tide pools teem with barnacles, crabs and sea urchins and are home to seals and sea lions, while dolphins, whales and turtles can be spotted in open water.

Each beach has its own distinct Southern California beach culture, from skaters on boardwalks to palm-hemmed secluded sands and laid-back hang-outs where surfers rule the waves. Your Private Tour of the San Diego Coast and Beaches takes you straight to the finest coastal stretches to discover the heart and soul of the city where, literally, life's a beach.

Your tour visits Ocean Beach, with its laid-back rhythm. It has a vintage SoCal hippy vibe with surf shops, taco stands, microbreweries and dog-friendly sands. Here, you can enjoy a pit stop at one of the many beachside eateries, or wait until you hit the crashing waves of the Pacific Beach. Serious surfers head to Pacific Beach - or “PB” as the locals call it - for an electric party atmosphere, glowing bonfires and excellent swells.

Your final stop is La Jolla, a scenic stretch dubbed ‘Paradise by the Sea’ sheltered by a 300-ft rocky bluff that is home to seals, sea lions, numerous seabirds, lush beach flora and a wide sweep of soft honey-colored sand.

Along the Point Loma Peninsula’s western shoreline, the 68-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park encompasses native coastal scrub, dramatic cliff formations, craggy caves, intertidal lagoons and mesmerizing panoramic ocean views.

The alabaster-white sands of Coronado Island, home to the haunted Hotel Del Coronado, boasts quintessential San Diego seaside allure, running along Ocean Boulevard and evoking the era of Marilyn Monroe, who famously filmed Some Like It Hot here in 1958. Next Seaport Village where a picturesque century-old harborside boasts numerous seafood bistros and waterfront cafés.

Please note: Your guide will be happy to drop you off at one of the last beaches on the tour, so feel free to bring your swimsuits and towels to soak up the glorious San Diego sun!

  • A friendly, professional English-speaking driver guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favorite places
  • Private transportation including hotel pick-up and drop-off (if centrally located)

  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

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Frequently Asked Questions about Discover San Diego's Beaches: Private Driving Tour

Where is the meeting point for the Discover San Diego's Beaches: Private Driving Tour?

You have a choice between hotel pick-up and recommended meeting point at Tony Gwynn Statue in 'Park at the Park'(outside Petco Park). Hotel pick-up is included if the hotel is centrally located. Please call the number on your e-ticket to provide this information once you book your reservation. If you opt for the meeting location, please be at this location 10 to 15 minutes prior to your tour's departure time.

How long is this San Diego driving tour?

The Discover San Diego's Beaches: Private Driving Tour will last approximately 5 hours.

Is transportation included?

Yes, transportation by your private driver/guide is provided throughout the tour. Hotel pick-up and drop-off is also provided if you are centrally located.

Are there any restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. If there are any special accessibility requests, please make a note when booking your reservation.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities (optional).

What should I wear?

Casual attire and comfortable shoes are recommended.

How many people will be on the tour?

This is a private driving tour of San Diego beaches, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.