San Diego City Lights Night Tour in san diego, CA

Historic Tours of America470 Kettner BlvdSan Diego, CA 92111
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Discover San Diego from a whole new perspective on a night tour through San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Bridge, and other top destinations while the city lights guide the way. You’ll see the West Coast’s top landmarks, architecture, and skyline all lit up for unparalleled photo opportunities. Remember to charge your phone and camera. You don’t want to miss these city shots!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Tours begin at 9:00 pm.
  • Includes destinations such as Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado’s Ferry Landing, and more.
  • Tour duration: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Check-in 30 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Part of the tour involves walking, so dress appropriately.
  • Bring a jacket as temperatures can be chilly.


from San Diego City Lights Night Tour
Your night tour journey starts off by exploring the West Coast’s premier entertainment district known as the Gaslamp Quarter. Famed for its vibrant nightlife, bright lights, and Victorian architecture, it will captivate your imagination of what makes this urban playground unforgettable. We’ll then make our way to Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the US, where it’s transformed at night by stunning buildings, fountains, and statues glowing bright that are equally as remarkable in the evening as they are during the day.

From Balboa Park we’ll drive to the top of Coronado Bridge for more spectacular sights, including the lights coming in from Tijuana, Mexico, the bay, and downtown San Diego. We’ll then travel to Coronado’s Ferry Landing for a 20-minute stop to take in the stunning beauty of the San Diego city skyline, visible from across the bay and a perfect photo op location.

Tour Duration: 1.5 hours

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"Great way to sightsee!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2019 NEW
We had a great time on the San Diego Trolley Hop On/Hop Off City tour. Our guides Stan and James were great! Very friendly and knowledgeable. James added a few laughs along the way. When the trolly at one stop filled up before everyone was able to get on, they sent another trolley to pick up the rest of us.Great customer service. Would definitely do it again. A relaxing way to sightsee.
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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
"Complete waste of time and money "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2019 NEW
Purchased tickets for this service as we have used it in other US cities with good results but we were highly disappointed. Trolleys were supposed to run every 20 minutes but they were way behind schedule and above 45 minutes, it was so bad that people gathering at the stops exceeded the available spaces and many of us were left behind for even longer waiting periods. We were in a two day visit to San Diego hoping this service would allow us to see more but it was the opposite. Worst and most expensive way to get to know this beautiful city, would not recommend it.
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Florence S
Dayton, Ohio
"Great Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 06, 2019 NEW
My husband and I along with another couple visited San Diego to celebrate our Wedding Anniversaries. We took the San Diego City Trolley Tour. It was wonderful. Our tour guide Capt Bob was great! He told. plenty of stories and jokes.The tour made 10 stops to the different areas of the city. We were able to hop on and off. We really enjoyed OldTown. We visited museums - our favorite was the African and Latin museum.Professor Chuck Amber gave us a private guided tour. It was awesome!
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Coleen O
El Cajon
"Great Fhost & Goblin Rour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 06, 2019 NEW
The week of Halloween we took the old town ghost and goblins tour. It included the Whaley house which is documented as the most haunted houses in California. Our tour guide took the Personna of a resident in old town at the end of the 1800s. He was fabulous. He was knowledgeable about every aspect of how things were in San Diego at the turn of the century. We visited the cemetery and were told about many of the people buried there. It was a little pricey at $42 per person but worth it.
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Suzanne L
Woodstock, Canada
"Hop on hop off trolley tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 05, 2019 NEW
This tour was worth every penny. There are several great stops to see, a day isn’t enough time to enjoy them all, but gave a good overview of some of SAN Diego. We spent a lot of time in Little Italy and loved it!
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego City Lights Night Tour

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

Where do I meet for the tour?
Tours meet at 470 Kettner Blvd., Seaport Village, San Diego, CA.

Is parking available?
Yes. Paid parking is available in the lots nearby.

When should I arrive?
As seating is arranged by check-in, you’ll want to check-in no later than 30 minutes before your scheduled tour departure.

What should I wear?
Wear weather-appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes. The tour does include a bit of walking. In addition, temperatures can get cold, so bring a jacket and double check the weather forecast for the night of your tour.

What should I bring?
Bring your phone, extra cash, ID, and a charged camera.

Can I bring food and drinks onto the trolley?
Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

Are the trolleys heated?

Can my baby or toddler ride on my lap?

What language is the tour in?