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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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 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?