San Diego City Lights Night Tour in San Diego, CA

Historic Tours of America San Diego Lights Night Tour825 West Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92111
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From the Gaslamp Quarter to Balboa Park and the Coronado Bridge, this San Diego City Lights Night Tour will take you on a picturesque trip you won’t forget! Take in romantic panoramic views of the city aglow as you cruise past notable landmarks, elegant architecture and the glimmering skyline. A 20-minute stop for photos at the Coronado Ferry Landing is included.

up to 1.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • 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
Join the San Diego City Lights Night Tour and travel through "America's Finest City" as you've never seen it before! See San Diego underneath the stars and illuminated by thousands of city lights at night.

Your nighttime 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 with what makes this urban playground unforgettable. Make your 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, drive through the top of Coronado Bridge for more spectacular sights, including the lights coming in from Tijuana, Mexico, the bay, and downtown San Diego. 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.

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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.

Where does the tour meet?

The tour meets at 825 W. Harbor Drive, next to the Bay Company store. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the tour's departure time.

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 includes 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?

All tours are given in English.