San Diego Things to Do

San Diego Things to Do

When you visit San Diego, you’ll find a variety of things to do for all ages and interests. From family-friendly attractions like LEGOLAND California and the San Diego Zoo to the nightlife of the Gaslamp Quarter, there are endless ways to play in this city. Take a guided tour to see the best of San Diego, either on foot, by boat or via trolley or consider visiting one of several aquariums in San Diego where you can explore life under the sea. No matter what you decide to do with your time in San Diego, one thing is certain — it’ll be an experience to remember!

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SeaWorld San Diego

San Diego
An aquatic animal theme park ideal for all ages and group sizes, SeaWorld® San Diego features exciting live presentations, rides, and exhibits that celebrate the marine life of many species. Guests can feel the rush with Manta®—a high-speed double-launch roller coaster; view real-life sharks up close at Shark Encounter; come face-to-face with playful bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Point; and much more. Details
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$109.99 $59.99
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San Diego Zoo

San Diego
Entertaining and educating families for over 100 years, the San Diego Zoo offers a 100-acre home to over 12,000 animals of more than 650 species, as well as more than 700,000 exotic plants. Enjoy guided bus tours, interactive play areas, live performances, 4-D theater shows, up-close views of exotic animals and a Wildlife Explorers Basecamp that’s fun for all ages. Details
742 Reviews
$65.00
Disneyland® Resort is a California staple featuring two theme parks, three hotels, and the Downtown Disney Area. Both children and adults can experience the magic of classic Disney fairytale character meet-and-greets, enchanting rides, spectacular parades, nightly fireworks, themed dining and much more at Disneyland Park, or newer Pixar favorites at Disney California Adventure Park. Details
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$255.00 $249.00
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Get Ready for the Ultimate Hollywood Movie Experience! Go behind-the-scenes on the world-famous Studio Tour to explore real film sets where Hollywood movies are made. Then, face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s most popular movies and TV shows. Details
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$134.00
AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families with children ages 2-12 can enjoy more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions. THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD is the newest immersive land that brings the hit movie to life in person! You can also soak up the sun and cool off at the LEGOLAND Water Park or chill out at SEA LIFE® aquarium. Details
86 Reviews
$108.30
San Diego Zoo Safari Park boasts 1,800 acres of land in the San Pasqual Valley area and is among the biggest tourist attractions in the county. The park features more than 2,600 endangered animals from countries across the globe, as well as 3,500 plant species. Guests can experience a variety of safaris, including Cart Safari, Cheetah Safari, Behind-the-Scenes Safari, Flightline Safari and more. Details
59 Reviews
$65.00

USS Midway Museum

San Diego
Located along Navy Pier in downtown San Diego, USS Midway Museum features the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Explore over 60 exhibits, and open spaces on the Flight and Hangar Decks displaying more than 30 restored aircraft and helicopters. USS Midway tickets include a self-guided audio tour available in six languages. Details
258 Reviews
$26.00
Offering several package options for seeing California’s most iconic entertainment destinations, the Go San Diego® Pass lets guests visit their choice of attractions at a discounted rate—up to 45% off regular rates. Attractions include the SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND® California, San Diego Zoo, Belmont Park, Birch Aquarium, San Diego Safari Park Zoo, USS Midway Museum, and more. Details
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$109.00
Featuring fully narrated tours for each 13-mile ride along the Big Bay, San Diego Speed Boat Adventures offers a unique experience to see San Diego’s beautiful sights, including Coronado Bridge, the downtown skyline, Seaport Village and other top attractions. Tours include access to a personal F13 mini speed boat, boating basic training, a professionally trained guide and narrator, and more. Details
$178.90 $167.72
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One of the finest collections of historic ships across the globe, Maritime Museum of San Diego offers exceptional exhibits, daily public tours, cultural events, educational programs and more for the whole family to enjoy. The museum is located on the North Embarcadero in downtown San Diego and is also home to the world’s oldest active ship—Star of India. Details
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$20.00
Offered by Flagship Cruises & Events, Dining Cruises on San Diego Bay feature luxury yachts, delicious food, live music, superior service and great views of the water, ideal for guests of all ages. Cruises available include the Nightly Dinner Dance Cruise, the Hops on the Harbor Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise and the Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise—all of which last about two and a half hours. Details
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$123.90 $110.00
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GoCar San Diego

San Diego
Hop inside the world’s first-ever GPS-guided tour car and hit the town! This revolutionary tour experience will allow you to see San Diego’s top landmarks, neighborhoods, and more all from the comfort of your GoCar. Make the tour your own by stopping along the way to try some of San Diego’s renowned restaurants, shopping, and attractions. Details
Offered by Flagship Cruises & Events, San Diego Harbor Tours feature some of the best sightseeing in the San Diego Bay area on each one- and two-hour cruises. Covering more than 13 miles, the cruises guide guests through and around Seaport Village, Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument, and other points of interest. All cruises include live narration, souvenir photos and more. Details
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Offered by Flagship Cruises & Events, the Patriot Jet Boat Ride lets guests enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride with 360-degree turns, sharp spins and ultra-fast speeds. Each 30-minute ride offers complete entertainment as waves crash, music plays and winds roar over San Diego Bay. Passengers will love experiencing the speed of two turbo-charged engines with more than 1,400 horsepower each. Details
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$35.00 $31.00
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Featuring 90-minute, fully narrated tours that depart from Seaport Village and Embarcadero, San Diego SEAL Tours offers an exciting family-friendly experience from atop a boat on wheels. The tours are held on amphibious vehicles—guided by seasoned captains—that travel through the scenic streets before diving into the cool waters of the San Diego Harbor, where many California sea lions call home. Details
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$46.00
Explore the playground of the rich and famous with Big Bus Tours. The tour will allow guests to see all that Los Angeles offers at their convenience through hop-on and hop-off locations. Marvel at a Van Gogh in the Getty Center, find your favorite star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hit the shops on Rodeo Drive. The City of Angels is waiting to roll out the red carpet for you! Download the Big Bus app for real-time tracking to get the most out of Hop-On, Hop-Off. Details
$51.99
An innovative and interactive walking history tour of San Diego, the Brothels, Bites and Booze Food Tour offers two and a half hours of exploring the Gaslamp Quarter—the heart of America’s finest city. Guests can experience top-rated dining, shopping, nightlife and more, while learning about the area’s history and hearing stories about the Stingaree District. Details
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$75.00
Tijuana is right across the Mexican border, making it easy to visit while in San Diego. This excursion with Five Star Tours take you to all of the main Tijuana sites, like the famous Cultural Center, Hipdromo, Tijuana Water Tour and Avenida Revolucion, the center for entertainment, shopping and dining. A delicious make-your-own taco lunch a La Placita included on your Tijuana tour. Details
$109.00
Deemed the “World’s Most Interactive Dinner Show,” Pirates Dinner Adventure features an exciting dining and entertainment experience for the whole family to enjoy in Buena Park. Guests can enjoy a four-course feast while watching astonishing special effects, aerial artistry, impressive swordplay, and more set aboard an 18th-century Spanish galleon within a 250,000-gallon lagoon. Details
$64.95
Operating every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, your day starts with a visit to Tijuana, where a guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of the area. Next up is Puerto Nuevo, a lobster village and fishing pos, where you’ll chow down on Puerto Nuevo style lobster rolls and margaritas. Enjoy a mariachi serenade, then travel to Rosarito Beach before taking the scenic route back to San Diego. Details
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$199.00 $119.00
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Grab your camera and binoculars and be on the lookout for dolphins and whales! This narrated ocean excursion will teach you about Dana Point’s abundant marine life, from sea lions to birds and more. Take advantage of the ship’s Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods to see what it’s like to swim along with dolphins. Listen to the hydrophone to also hear whale and dolphin vocalizations! Details
$89.00
Offered by Flagship Cruises & Events, the Champagne Brunch Cruise features free-flowing champagne, mimosas, delicious brunch, and live entertainment. Guests will be escorted to their private table, where they will be welcomed with a fresh mimosa, all their breakfast favorites, vegetarian options, and so much more! This two-hour brunch not only has delicious brunch options, but guests will get the ultimate relaxing escape with beautiful views of the San Diego and Coronado waterfront. Details
$91.14 $80.00
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Hop on a scooter and explore the Downtown and Balboa areas on this self-guided tour. Quickly get a feel for the city as you cruise around. Don't worry about navigation– The Scooter's talking GPS will keep you on track, so you can focus on having fun.

Inclusions
  • Electric scooter.

  • Rider orientation.

  • Helmets.


Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Gratuities.

  • Taxes.


Not suitable for:
  • Children under the age of 15.


Conditions
  • 1 Scooter will hold a maximum of 1 person. Prices are per person.

  • Must be 15 years or older to rent riders under 18 must have a parent or guardian present at all times. Must possess a major credit card and a valid government-issued picture ID (international license is not necessary, international passport accepted). Scooters do not accommodate passengers of any kind.

  • On the day of rental, a security deposit will be held on your credit card until the Scooter is returned. All riders must sign a standard participant agreement. Renters will have the option to purchase Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance on the day of rental.

  • Renters are free to extend the length of their tour on the day of rental. Additional rental time will be charged in 15-minute increments.

  • Scooters must be returned to rental location before dusk.
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$63.11
Why spend more when you don't have to? The Go Los Angeles Explorer Pass gives you the most bang for your buck! Build an itinerary of up to 7 attractions from a large selection including Six Flags MagicMountain, Warner Bros. Studios, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and more. Additionally, skip the line at select attractions and get a free digital guidebook! There is no better way to see the top draws of Los Angeles. Details
$103.00
Offered by Flagship Cruises & Events, the Hops on the Harbor Beer Pairing Dinner features a California dinner perfectly paired with a five-course tasting menu of local brews. Each month, flagship Cruises collaborates with a different San Diego brewery for this Friday night dinner cruise. Guests will meet and greet local brewers, dine on a delicious California cuisine and enjoy a selection of beer pairings while enjoying the spectacular views of San Diego Bay. Come aboard to experience a memorable Friday night! Details
$84.50
Offering a unique tour of San Diego, the Old Town Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour lets guests enjoy an entire day getting on and off the trolley at their own leisure. Guests can choose to stay on the trolley for a two-hour fully narrated tour of the city or stop off at the Old Town State Park, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, or other popular attractions along the ride. Details
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$46.00
Sample what Little Italy’s fare can offer in this ‘Pizza, Pasta and Piazzas’ San Diego food tour. Fill your day with delicious food and great company as your local expert tour guide takes you to beloved restaurants and shares interesting tidbits about the Italian Quarter of San Diego. Book your tickets now because a fantastic adventure awaits! Details
$75.00
Offered by Flagship Cruises & Events, the Prime Rib Dinner Cruise features a slow-roasted prime rib dinner with incredible views of San Diego's skyline like you have never seen before! The cruise will let guests see 25 miles of beautiful downtown San Diego, eat a delicious slow-cooked prime rib meal, and don't forget to toast the night with a glass of complimentary champagne. Whether you are looking for an elegant Sunday night out or want to gather with friends and family for a delicious meal, this cruise is perfect! Details
$110.90 $99.00
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Get to know the “real” Los Angeles with this immersive and cultural experience of the Fashion and Flower Districts located in the heart of Downtown, where locals from several industries spend their days purchasing wholesale flowers and fabric.

On your private cultural walk, you will:
  • Visit The Original LA Flower market - a 55,000 square foot warehouse where film, commercial, leisure, and wedding professionals come to buy flowers each day wholesale.
  • Indulge in one of the best local takeaway Mexican-food spots for lunch, Sonoratown.
  • Sip on an 'agua fresca' to refresh you before heading into the frenetic pace of the Fashion District.
  • Shop in Santee Alley, surrounded by people in the industry looking for the best bargains.
  • Find your own deals amongst the trendy apparel, electronics, luggage, perfumes, and accessories all on sale - but beware of counterfeits.
  • Your tour ends at Pattern Bar, where you can pop in for a quick drink or indulge in their extensive cocktail list for the rest of your afternoon.

Welcome to the heart of downtown LA - its flower and fashion districts, where local professionals come each day to acquire the gamut of things they may need for their work - from wholesale flower arrangements to off-label clothing for commercials. Enjoy the bustle of it all and imagine your own dreamworld of working in Hollywood or the OC, while mingling with people who have forged a living out of their unique skills. You will learn about the history of downtown, about the two districts, and about the way immigrant communities have continued to keep downtown thriving, since the first Mexican immigrants settled in the area over 500 years ago. Details
$314.00
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! Details
$39.00
Offered by Flagship Cruises & Events, San Diego Harbor Dinner cruise features a freshly prepared meal with incredible views of San Diego's most scenic waterfront sights. Guest will dine on a three-course freshly prepared meal made from locally sourced ingredients, sustainable seafood, and the most refined flavors in the region. Whether you choose to sit indoors or outdoors, you will still enjoy the fresh air and spectacular views! Details
$110.90 $99.00
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Situated in Balboa Park in San Diego, California, this museum offers a unique learning experience for guests of all ages. Explore the natural history of southern California - from past to present - at the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat). From rattlesnakes and flesh-eating beetles to gems and fossils to a Foucault pendulum that proves the earth is spinning, there's something for everyone at The Nat. Visitors will be impressed by the unique, interactive exhibitions that span across four floors and stadium-style, giant-screen theater with films that focus on the natural world. Details
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$22.00 $21.00
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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. Details
$69.00
Sesame Place boasts 16 kid-friendly rides, 9 family-friendly water rides, 3 live Sesame Street® shows, and so much more. From first amusement park moments to lifelong memories, your entire family will love visiting Sesame Place. No matter if you’re 2 or 62, you’re bound to find fun at Sesame Place! Details
$79.99 $74.99
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Take a local perspective and indulge in a food-focused excursion with locally-owned Italian restaurants and cafes. You can savor Old World dishes, including generations-old recipes from Cicciotti’s and or Caldo Pomodoro. In addition, between the food destinations, your guides will share fun commentary and quirky anecdotes about the lovely Victorian architecture and old-fashioned storefronts that fill downtown Carlsbad. Your ticket also gets you Carlsbad Food Tours’ Tasting Guide, which features local maps and exclusive discounts and coupons to give you special access to Carlsbad’s unique, artisan food scene. Expect a three-hour adventure with friends and family that overwhelms your sights, palette, and mind, only here at Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour! Details
$68.00
California is the fourth-largest producer of wine in the world and offers a unique opportunity for people in America to see the process up close and personal. Wine connoisseurs say quality wine is like velvet in your mouth, and no one understands that more than the Temecula Wine and Vine Tour. Learn the methods of production while tasting the differences in variety at award-winning wineries and vineyards selected by the pros. Details
$142.60
A 2.5-hour adventure for adults visiting the San Diego area, Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Food Tour offers a combinaton of food, drink and history of Old Town San Diego. Guests can sample customary cocktails, taste authentic Mexican cuisine at four local restaurants, listen to mariachi music and hear a few ghost stories while visiting some of the oldest graveyards in San Diego. Details
$75.00
Get the most out of your trip to San Diego! With miles of beautiful beaches to explore, fantastic weather year-round, and a vibrant history worth learning about, it’s no wonder city tours are in demand. A knowledgeable guide will keep you on course as you see it all. Visit Downtown San Diego, Little Italy, Seaport Village, Coronado Island, and more. This tour is excellent for all ages. Details
$104.00
For more than 50 years, Dana Wharf Whale Watching has allowed visitors to experience a unique view of a wide variety of underwater wildlife and beautiful scenic views. The two-hour tour features up-close views of gray whales (during the winter and spring), blue whales (during the summer and fall), playful bottlenose dolphins (year-round), sea lions, and other nautical birds. There is even a possibility of seeing a shark! Every trip is a new experience with Dana Wharf Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour. Details
$56.00

World of Illusions

Los Angeles
Experience mind-boggling exhibits that will take you to a different world at the World of Illusions in Los Angeles! With tons of Instagram-able photos ops and plenty of interactive activities, there is truly something for everyone! It’s an experience that will have the whole family engaged and creating memories together. New exhibits are added often, so you are guaranteed a unique experience. Details
$30.00