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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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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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
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$65.00
Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood movie experience! With tickets for Universal Studios Hollywood, go behind the scenes on the world-famous Studio Tour and explore real film sets where Hollywood movies are made. Then, face the 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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$119.00
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
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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 over 30 restored aircraft and helicopters. USS Midway tickets include a self-guided audio tour available in six languages. Details
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$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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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
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$65.00
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
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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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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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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
Featuring live, professionally narrated tours of more than 50 landmarks in the San Diego Bay area, San Diego Harbor Cruises offers entertainment for the whole family. Each cruise covers more than 13 miles of the Big Bay, passing Seaport Village, Point Loma and other points of interest. Guests can choose from seven daily departures, and enjoy a snack and beverage bar, an onboard exhibit, and more. Details
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$33.00
Take in the sights and sounds of the Fashion and Flower districts of downtown LA! On this tour, bask in the experience of wading through the beloved local markets, learning about the history of the place that defines the City of Angels, and even get to know the best stores in town to sample the district’s favorite dishes! Details
$314.00
Ideal for a variety of occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, Spring Break vacation and more, San Diego Dining Cruises by Hornblower Cruises & Events offers memorable dining experiences on the water. Passengers can enjoy gracious hospitality, breathtaking views of the shimmering waves, exquisitely prepared meals and music on either a daytime or evening voyage. Details
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$117.82
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
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Explore some of the most incredible Art Deco buildings on a private Los Angeles Architecture Tour with personal guide. Enjoy the history of the breathtaking architecture of downtown L.A. and get a full introduction to the Art Deco and Beaux-Arts styles as you pass by the city’s beloved sites. The walking tour finishes at the famous Santee Alley outdoor market. Details
$244.00
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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$49.00
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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Explore one of America’s finest cities on the Best of San Diego Walking Tour! Hit the highlights of the city’s history and culture with your own personal guide. Visit historic US Grant Hotel, enjoy a light snack in the Gaslamp Quarter, and more during this private tour. At the end, hop aboard the USS Midway for a self-guided audio tour (tickets included). Details
$359.00
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
Explore the Best of San Diego on this full-day San Diego tour in a private vehicle! The city is known for its long stretches of beaches, amazing weather, popular family attractions, and array culinary options. See the sights and hear the local stories behind the historical and cultural progress that has shaped the city into what it is today. Details
$864.00
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
See the waves of the Pacific Ocean during this driving tour around San Diego! The city is home to a handful of different beach cultures and 70 miles of coastline. On this tour, you will be driven around the picturesque sea-side stretches to see the amazing rock formations, activity of the local wildlife and watch the skaters, surfers and partygoers go! Details
$784.00
Discover why Beverly Hills is known as America’s most famous zip code during this Private Walking Tour of Beverly Hills 90210. This two and half hour private tour is full of stops at plush hotels and the world-famous high-end shopping district at Rodeo Drive and home to many Hollywood stars! Details
$249.00
Notice the details that make Silver Lake different from the rest of Los Angeles in this guided walking tour! Step into one of the city’s eccentric and hip neighborhoods and discover its beloved painted staircases. Get lost in the color and the murals by both old and new artists, all the while learning all about its significance to the people of the area! Details
$259.00
Get an insider's look into one of America's iconic beach neighborhoods and explore all they offer during this Private Walking Tour of Venice Beach! This two and half hour private guided tour will have guests exploring the streets of Venice Beach like the locals do. As you finish the private walking tour, your guide will leave you to enjoy the West Coast's best ice cream at Salt & Straw. Details
$289.00
Explore through one of the most scenic places in the country on this San Diego tour! On this tour, you will see the city’s beloved landmarks and learn about the history and culture that has shaped the area for years. Not only will your eyes enjoy the views, but you will also get a chance to discover the heart of the city through its rich food scenery! Details
$784.00
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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Boomers Irvine

Los Angeles
With this unlimited ride day pass at Boomers Irvine, friends and family can have a fun-filled afternoon from various indoor and outdoor activities! Visitors can try their luck at the Arcade, their talents in the Mini Golf courses and Batting Cages, or choose an adrenaline-fueled day on the Flamethrower, Bumper Boats, Go Karts & other thrill rides. Details
$45.99

Boomers Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Have a blast when you visit Boomers Los Angeles! This one-stop shop for entertainment, food, and memories is sure to be a favorite for both families and friends. This Boomers Theme Park will keep your afternoon fun with various Go Kart racing tracks to pick from, numerous Mini Golf courses to practice on, and quite a few cutting-edge video games in the Arcade! Details
$47.99

Boomers Santa Maria

Los Angeles
With an unlimited all-day pass, come witness how Boomers Santa Maria can make your heart race, fun skyrocket, and smile bloom! This amusement park offers a day of fun experiences. Enjoy minigolf courses, go-karts races, bumper boats, batting cages (additional fee) and arcade games (additional fee), and other family-friendly activities all in one location. Details
$45.99
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
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 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 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
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Breathe in the views on this oceanside adventure! Santa Monica is a classic Southern California beach town full of beautiful beaches, sunny tourist attractions, and a vibrant nightlife. Guests on this tour will enjoy sightseeing as much as people watching, and will get a chance to see why tourists and locals alike love going to the boardwalk! Details
$459.00
Enjoy the real life locations that have appeared on the big screen on this driving tour! Los Angeles’ known for its entertainment, being home to well known actors, and its amazing pop culture history. On this tour, you will be taken to classic Hollywood haunts around the City of Angels, all the while learning about some of its beloved shops and restaurants! Details
$684.00
Experience the gastronomical wonders of Los Angeles! With a population density in millions and having a diverse heritage, it’s not surprising that the City of Angels is also known for being a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Guests on this tour will indulge as they walk, eat and learn about what it feels like to live locally in LA! Details
$334.00
Discover what locals love about Los Angeles on this trip! The city is world famous not only because of Hollywood, but also for its gorgeous beaches, amazing weather, and diversity of cultures. Guests on this tour will get to enjoy highlights of the city’s sites, people and local scenes, and understand how all these variables build up to define LA! Details
$684.00
Conquer Mt. Lee and see LA’s famous Hollywood sign up close and personal! The Hollywood sign has been standing for almost a century, overlooking the sprawling cityscape of Los Angeles. Guests on this tour will hike up the Wonder View Trail to stop at several notable sights, and will be able to admire the Hollywood sign and its stunning view! Details
$284.00
Feel the sun on your face and wind in your hair as you climb up to Mt. Hollywood! The 2nd tallest point in Griffith Park is known to have one of the best views of downtown LA, the Pacific Ocean, and the Hollywood sign. Guests on this trip will learn about its history and see how the sights have inspired incredible artists for a century! Details
$284.00
Join and see magnificent buildings full of innovation and striking visual designs on this Downtown LA walking tour! Los Angeles is rich in architectural wonders that only make sense in the context of the history around the time they were built. Guests are encouraged to discover the beautiful sights and cultural history of these iconic buildings on this tour! Details
$264.00
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
$42.00
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
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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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$49.00
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
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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
Experience the wine scene in California on this journey from LA to Temecula! This historic city resides in a valley, covered by rolling hills and rising mountains, and is known as the region’s wine country due to the diversity of its offerings and wineries. Guests on this trip will enjoy sampling local wines while learning how the industry came to be! Details
$814.00
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
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
Experience the best of San Diego’s Little Italy on this SoDiego walking tour. Sample a variety of wines and food offerings (Italian pasta and a charcuterie spread) as you visit three different establishments, all while local wine enthusiasts give you the inside scoop on wine production and the history of Little Italy. Book a tour today to discover all that Little Italy has to offer. Details
$120.00
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
Be on the lookout for gray whales, humpbacks and other sea creatures as you cruise off the coast on this three-and-a-half-hour San Diego whale watching cruise. Flagship Cruises & Events guarantees you’ll see whales or your next ride is free. Enjoy stunning 360-degree views from the 2-story yacht as your onboard guide provides the scoop on these gentle giants. Details
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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