After meeting your insightful guide downtown, take a seat inside the comfortable minivan to start your full-day exploration of San Diego, one of Southern California’s most scenic cities. Throughout this driving tour, you'll stop at a number of prime spots where you can hop out of the van for photo ops and to enjoy bottled water and provided snacks.
Your itinerary begins across San Diego Bay with a visit to sparkling Coronado, where you can admire views of the Hotel del Coronado, an iconic beachside resort, famous since the Victorian era. Hear entertaining commentary from your guide about this National Historic Landmark, known locally as 'the Del,' before returning to the city to see the Embarcadero and resplendent Balboa Park, home to gardens and museums amid its 1,200 acres (485 hectares).
Next, reach the historic Gaslamp Quarter, where you can stretch your legs and grab some lunch (own expense) during a 1-hour break.
Afterward, continue your tour with an afternoon drive north of the city to admire the spectacular coastline of La Jolla, arguably the most picturesque part of the city, from dramatic ocean vistas to sweeping views from Mt Soledad. Upscale La Jolla boasts a natural cove that's home to sea caves, cliffs, abundant marine life and local kayakers. Hear about some of the area’s famous residents who are known to frequent the posh shopping and fine-dining district.
Your day trip then ends when you return to downtown San Diego.
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial
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