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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

  • San Diego hop-on hop-off trolley tour allows you to plan your own itinerary
  • The trolley route includes 10 stops near top attractions, shops, and restaurants 
  • Live commentary from a guide helps you learn about San Diego
San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
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Unlimited use on San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Tour for one calendar day.
From US$42.00
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This San Diego hop-on hop-off trolley tour provides an easy and affordable way to get around the city. This tour helps you avoid the hassle of finding and paying for parking. The trolley tour, available as a 1- or 2-day pass, allows you to travel your own itinerary at your own pace. Along with 10 stops around the city, it also includes guided commentary and large, open windows.

What to Expect

Climb aboard the trolley at any of its 10 stopping points (see Itinerary below) any time during its normal operating hours. Trolleys come to each stop about every 30 minutes. Choose either a 1- or 2-day pass, depending on your plans.

Enjoy the ride on this vintage transport method, offering comprehensive access to some of San Diego’s best attractions.

Among the stops 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 for the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which covers 100 acres and houses more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals, the USS Midway, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

The tour ends at the stop you choose or when the trolley shuts down for the night.

Reviews (365)
1 - 5 of 113 reviews
Reviewed today
Very informative

We learned a lot about places to visit in San Diego. We we fortunate to arrive at Balboa Park when the weekly pipe organ concert was taking place. What a unexpected treat!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travelbug148
Reviewed 2 days ago
Captain Bob made the day

Drove from Laguna Beach just to have a day in San Diego and chose the Hop on Trolley as the best way to get a days overview of the city. We weren’t disappointed Captain Bob kept us informed and entertained throughout the 2 hr trip...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J4322DPjanb
Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely terrible

Had one the worse experiences with the Hop-on Hop-off trolley in San Diego. The trolley stays on the same path the entire time, every location it goes to in on the same loop, so if you are getting on at the bayfront Hilton location, it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LGCAvenged
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good highlights of san Diego

My only disappointment is that the tours ended so early (5:00pm) we were unable to visit as many sites as we would have liked. As in other cities, the tours are fun and informative with clever narration by the drivers. Perhaps the hours will be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank W9415HAjeffg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The highlight of our trip to San Diego

If you want to experience San Diego, jump on the Hop on Hop off Trolley. The drivers are so much fun and talk about history and fun things to do in the city. They have 9-10 locations you can get on and off. You just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank Karen B
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