San Diego Tours: San Diego City Tour in San Diego, CA

Five Star Tours1050 Kettner Blvd.San Diego, CA 92101
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See the best of San Diego on this guided half-day tour. Choose between afternoon and morning tour times, then be prepared to discover all that Old Town, Balboa Park, Downtown San Diego, Coronado and La Jolla have to offer. Along the way you’ll view sea life, beaches, historic districts, regional flair, and much, much more.

up to 4 hrs

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from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Explore San Diego's highlights including the La Jolla Coastline, Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Old Town and Coronado.
  • Tour duration is approximately 4 hours by air-conditioned coach.
  • Includes incredible photo opportunities and a local tour guide.
  • Stops at five famous city areas with about 20 minutes each to explore.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.


from San Diego Sightseeing Tours
Welcome to San Diego! Enjoy the best sightseeing tour that will take you to the most places in San Diego. Enjoy a half day of discovering the historic sights of Old Town, Balboa Park, Downtown, Coronado and La Jolla.

To start out the day properly, this tour first takes you to La Jolla with its beautiful beaches. With your feet on one of the most beautiful sand beaches in California, you will have an opportunity to take some perfect photos. The sea in La Jolla is very deep, attracting an abundance of marine mammals including seals and dolphins.

After La Jolla you'll visit Coronado Island, the little Summer paradise located just a bridge away from Downtown San Diego. Besides its 25 miles of beautiful beaches, Coronado is famous for its elegant gardens and old-world mansions. The many little cottages and the historic Hotel del Coronado make this Island a unique holiday paradise.

Having enjoyed the nicest beaches of the San Diego area, the tour heads to the famous Balboa Park located next to downtown. It is a treat to visit this 1,200 acre urban park. There are over 85 cultural and recreational organizations including 15 museums. It also is home to the world class San Diego Zoo, so there are plenty of things to do.

Next you'll take a ride through Downtown San Diego, including Little Italy, a lovely little Italian village with lots of restaurants, bars and pubs. Passing through East Village, Downtown’s largest neighborhood, the tour goes to Petco Park, for a photo stop. Finishing Downtown, ride along the Embarcadero, where you can find the Pier, museums like the USS Midway, Maritime Museum of San Diego and lots more.

Last but not least, this tour brings you to Old Town San Diego, the “birthplace” of San Diego. It was here, in 1769 that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the first of 21 missions that were to be the cornerstones of California. Today Old Town San Diego still preserves the rich heritage from the period of 1821-1871. It also is home to award-winning restaurants, more than 150 shops and 17 museums.

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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Sightseeing Tours

Where does the tour meet?

The tour meets at the Five Star Tours Visitor Center, located inside the Santa Fe Train Depot in Downtown San Diego at the intersection of Broadway and Kettner. The address is 1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101.

When does the tour begin?

Morning tours begin at 9:00 am and end at 1:00 pm. Afternoon tours begin at 2:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm.

Does the bus have a restroom?

The 50-passenger motorcoach has a restroom and is the vehicle most commonly used on the tours. The smaller motor coaches and vans do not have a restroom.

Does the tour operate rain or shine? Do we have assigned seating?

Five Star Tours will operate a tour rain or shine and do not have assigned seating.