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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your silver, gold, or platinum day pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
  • Ride the San Diego Trolley
  • Hop on and off at any of the 11 stops as often as you like
  • Stops are conveniently located close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants
  • Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of San Diego
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San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Local taxes
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks
Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Get around the easy way with this trolley tour of San Diego, enjoying convenient access to 11 of the city’s top tourist sights with this one- or two-day pass. This vintage transport method, offering comprehensive access to some of San Diego’s best attractions, is a convenient way to get around without breaking the bank.

Climb aboard the trolley at any of its 11 convenient stopping points (see Itinerary below) any time during its normal operating hours. Trolleys come to each stop every 30 minutes. One of the many sights you can visit during the course of your ride is Old Town State Historic Park, often called the “Jamestown of the Pacific,” where you can discover the history of California’s founding amidst the area’s range of 19th-century buildings. There are also stops along the way for the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which houses a virtual Noah’s Ark of wildlife, the USS Midway and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. 

It's the perfect way to get around during your next visit to San Diego.
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Times vary depending on season. Currently operating 9:00am to 6 pm (last tour departs Old Town at 4 pm); Trolleys arrive at each boarding location approximately every 30 minutes. Guests will be given brochures when they begin the tour and can refer to the schedules printed in the brochure to see the first tour time, last tour time, and last re-boarding time at each boarding location. TOUR DOES NOT GO TO CORONADO ON JULY 3rd. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
4010 Twiggs St
Stop A: Old Town State Park - Stop A is located at the entrance to the Historic State Park and Old Town Market, featuring over 40 specialty gift shops. Across the street is the historic Immaculate Conception Church.
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Stop B: Maritime Museum & Star of India - Stop B is located on the Embarcadero. Across the street is the Waterfront Park and County Administration building.
1004 N Harbor Dr
Stop C: Embarcadero Marina - Stop C is located at 1004 N. Harbor Drive along the Embarcadero near the USS Midway Museum and the cruise ship terminal. The San Diego Visitor Information Center is also located at this stop.
Seaport Village
Stop D: Seaport Village - Stop D is located on the east side of Seaport Village next to the Bay Company.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Stop E: Marriott Marquis and Marina - Stop E is located in the front of the Marriott Hotel at the Waterfall.
Horton Grand Hotel
Stop G: Historic Gaslamp Quarter - Stop G is located next to the Horton Grand Hotel at the corner of 4th street and Island Avenue across the street from the historic William Heath Davis House.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Stop H: Petco Park/East Convention Center/Hilton Bayfront - Stop H is located on East Harbor Drive, under the pedestrian bridge.
National Avenue & Cesar E. Chavez Parkway
Stop I: Barrio Logan - Stop I is located at the Mercado del Barrio in the heart of Barrio Logan. Next to the stop is Attitude Brewing Co.
1107 Orange Ave
Stop J: Coronado/Orange Avenue - Stop J is located at Mc P’'s Irish Pub & Grill on Orange Avenue, the main shopping and dining area of Coronado. Hotel Del Coronado is 2 blocks south. The Coronado Beach is approximately 2 blocks away.
2185 Presidents Way
Stop K: Balboa Park - Stop J is located in the heart of Balboa Park near the corner of President's Way and Pan American Rd. behind the Organ Pavilion Parking Lot.
1602 India St
Stop L: Little Italy - Stop L is located in the heart of Little Italy, next to Buon Appetito.
Points of interest passed by on this route
Balboa Park
Seaport Village
San Diego Zoo
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Coronado Visitor Center
El Prado
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Old Town Trading Company
Gaslamp Quarter
Little Italy
Casa de Estudillo
The Coronado Ferry Landing
Piazza Basilone
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
Barrio Logan
Chicano Park
Martin Luther King Jr Promenade
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Emotional support animals or pets are not allowed
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Where can I start my San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:You can begin your tour at any of our stops listed.
Feb 2021
How often does the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley come to each stop?
A:Our trolleys come by approximately every 30 minutes. Times may vary slightly due to traffic conditions and city events. Depending on demand, the time of year, day of the week, and time of day, our dispatchers may often add more trolleys.
Feb 2021
Can I bring my stroller onboard the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:Yes, we can accommodate strollers but they must be folded and will be stored up front with the conductor on space-available basis. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.
Feb 2021
Are the trolleys heated or air conditioned during the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:The trolleys are open-air, so they are not heated or air-conditioned.
Feb 2021
Can I bring food or drink with me on the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.
Feb 2021
Are pets allowed on the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
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.
Feb 2021
Are the trolleys handicap accessible on the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:Yes, but please allow 24-hour advance notice to arrange for wheelchair accessibility. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Feb 2021
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
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
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What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley.
What is the maximum group size during San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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, Sep 2021
Me and My friends wanted to get the full experience of San Diego and what better way to get that than with this free circuit rides, we were very pleased and happy
Great tour!
, Sep 2021
I really like taking these tours when I'm in a new city, gives a relaxing way to get the lay of the land. Our driver James was terrific!! Friendly, knowledgeable, wonderful storyteller and a great voice!! Had thought about getting off at Coronado but decided to stay on to keep listening to him!
Great guide
, Sep 2021
Great tour and great guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and loved her job! We enjoyed every minute of it.
Birthday Memories
, Sep 2021
The history and how our guide presented it. The beauty of the area. Making memories for my friend’s birthday.
Touring Trolleys
, Sep 2021
Tour was great. We had a great time with the driver Beth. She was very well informed of the local history. She made the tour fun.
What a great tour of San Diego!
, Sep 2021
We went on this trolley twice while we were in San Diego this week. We got off and enjoyed Coronado, Balboa, Seaport Village and Old Town. We enjoyed every driver we had and heard some great stories, history and some bad jokes.
Great Day on the Trolley
, Sep 2021
We had a great time and the trolley was a great idea for us. Scooter made our ride so much fun. He was informative, witty and personable. Mo was another one of our drivers who made our ride fun. At one point, we were nervous because we thought the trolley came by and we missed it but it was late due to traffic etc....Would have been nice to have some communication regarding the time table.
, Sep 2021
We had Tommy very educational. Made the trip. Stayed in his bus the whole time. Then we took another and got off and visited the different locations.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic!!! Worth it.
, Sep 2021
Fantastic tour around town. Well worth the two hours. Great way to get a high-level view of things to do around town.
Excellent tour!
, Sep 2021
Dave from Viator provided excellent customer service and was able to squeeze our family in the tour. It was a wonderful experience!

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