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San Diego City Lights Night Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore San Diego at night under the moonlight with this 1.5-hour city lights tour. Travel from the city’s Gaslamp Quarter to Balboa Park and the Embarcadero. Catch sights of the historic San Diego County Administration Center, the USS Midway Museum, and the Star of India. Plus ride to the top of the Coronado Bridge and see sights lit up all over the city, as well as some from Tijuana.
  • 1.5-hour night lights tour of San Diego
  • Travel through the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, and the Embarcadero
  • Ride to the top of the Coronado Bridge, and see sights lit up all over the city
  • Catch sight of the USS Midway Museum and the Star of India
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Guided tour of San Diego at night
Shuttle service from Old Town (4010 Twiggs St) to/from Seaport Village, 1 hr before tour time.
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

825 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

The tour meets the Seaport Village boarding location (825 W. Harbor Drive) next to the Bay Company store. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet for your 1.5-hour night tour of San Diego at 470 Kettner Boulevard in the city’s Seaport Village. Make sure to arrive 30 minutes before your departure time.

Once you meet your guide and group for the evening, set out through the Gaslamp Quarter. This area is well known for its nightlife and Victorian architecture. Your first stop is at Balboa Park, which is one of the largest urban parks in the US. Its statues, fountains, and buildings are lit up at night and look even more spectacular at night than during the day.

Next up, your guide drives you up to the Coronado Bridge and over to the Coronado Ferry Landing. Stop at the there for about 20 minutes, and take in stunning views of the city lights.

Your last part of this tour happens at the Embarcadero. See the San Diego County Administration Center, the USS Midway Museum, the Star of India, and Navy aircraft carriers.

Your tour ends back at your original meeting point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Seaport Village
Seaport Village
Pass By:  
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp Quarter
Pass By:  
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
Pass By:  
Coronado Bridge
Coronado Bridge
Stop At:  
The Coronado Ferry Landing
20-minute stop at the Coronado Ferry Landing.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Little Italy
Our guide will give you some history of this wonderful and romantic nighttime spot
Pass By:  
Star of India
Star of India
Pass By:  
USS Midway Museum
USS Midway Museum
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Check in 30 minutes prior to tour time required. Late check-in may result in forfeited reserved seat. To change or cancel reservation, you must do so 24 hours in advance by calling
  • Please dress appropriately as there may be cool temperatures at night. Part of the tour involves walking, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the San Diego City Lights Night Tour?
A:The tour departs from 500 Kettner Blvd. in the Seaport Village, next to the Harbor House Restaurant
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there parking available for the San Diego City Lights Night Tour?
A:The downtown area has numerous parking opportunities in paid lots. There is no designated free parking to board the tour.
Mar 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the San Diego City Lights Night Tour?
A:You must check in at least 15 minutes prior to your tour. Of course, you are welcome to check in even earlier than that.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do you pick up in the Old Town area?
A:Yes, we offer a free shuttle from Old Town departing from 4010 Twiggs St. It leaves 1.5 hours before the start of your tour. Please allow at least 30 mins prior to shuttle departure for parking. The shuttle will bring you back at the end of the tour.
Mar 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the San Diego City Lights Night Tour?
A:Please dress appropriately as there may be cool temperatures at night. Part of the tour involves walking, so wear comfortable shoes.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the San Diego City Lights Night Tour handicap accessible?
A:Yes, some of our trolleys are wheelchair accessible, If you require accommodations, please notate in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout so we can assist.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are pets allowed on the San Diego City Lights Night Tour?
A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Diego City Lights Night Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Diego City Lights Night Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego City Lights Night Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Diego City Lights Night Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Diego City Lights Night Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by San Diego City Lights Night Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Diego City Lights Night Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by San Diego City Lights Night Tour.

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  • "its a ok trip,if you have short stay and time,good to go around in this trolley bus.Larry our tour guide was funny and exuberant." See review

Reviews

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star-1
Unfortunate Event Not Found at Night
La_V
, Nov 2021
Called several times to pinpoint boarding location that could not be found. Locals are clueless tourists informationers. Probably an AWESOME event with better boarding signs and parking location notifications. Beautiful downtown as we walked and where lost for help. Thanks, I will try again next year.
star-5
Illuminated!
Ruth_M
, Nov 2021
This tour of San Diego lights is magical. It is a perfect choice after a long day of touring and/or walking. The festive season adds to the experience, but ir can be enjoyed all year round!
star-5
Nights & Lights San Diego
Janice_C
, Oct 2021
Seeing city lights perfect views love riding trolley perfect weather Friendly atmosphere great great great San Diego
star-5
Fun time ?
Janice_C
, Oct 2021
Loved the trolley ride and very informative , Loved Looney “ Jokes” He was very entertaining and very courteous
star-1
HORRIBLE
Deborah_M
, Sep 2021
WORST EVER! Never again! I paid for 2 tickets get there they tell us only 1.. Also only 1 seat was available. NEVER AGAIN
star-5
Great Time beautiful...
Cruz_Q
, Sep 2021
Great Time beautiful lights we went to little Italy right after and ate a late dinner we would recommend the trip family and friends .
star-5
The guide makes the tour!
Melanie_M
, Jun 2021
Susie was a fantastic guide! The city was beautiful and I would highly recommend this tour. The bus was comfortable and she even had blankets for us. It was a memorable experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Love getting feedback from our guests! Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with us. We will be sure to share your comments with our entire team!
star-4
Great Experience
Alejandra_M
, May 2021
Nice experience. Light tour personal was very friendly. Loved her. You get to learn so much about the city. Historically.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Love getting feedback from our guests! Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with us. We will be sure to share your comments with our entire team!
star-5
Fun!
Alexis_B
, May 2021
Great, fun tour! Great experience, great tour guide and fun music. Felt like a party bus. Good pick up and drop off location
icon Response from Host , May 2021
It is always wonderful to hear from our guests and their experiences with our tours and attractions.
star-5
Pictures from Coronado
Salena_M
, Oct 2020
Great for first time wish there were more let off spots and longer, when we stop was only one and took a pic can’t get a ice cream like she mention
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Feedback from our guests is one of the best ways we learn how to improve the visitor experience. Thank you for taking the time to share yours. We look forward to hosting you again.

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