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La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour

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    Pass By: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110

    Known as the birthplace of California, Old Town was first established as a settlement in 1821 by a small group of Mexican settlers, and before that, the Spanish had set up their first California mission here in 1769. Today, Old Town features several museums that detail different aspects of local history. Casa de Aguirre offers displays on the life and traditions of early settlers; the Old Town State Historic Park delves into the Mexican-American relations from 1821 to 1872; and the hilltop Presidio Park showcases the Spanish mission built by Father Junípero Serra. For a touch of the district's modern features, check out boutiques, restaurants, events and entertainment.

    Pass By: Old Town Artisan Market, Harney Street between San Diego Avenue and Congress Street, San Diego, CA

    Shopping for souvenirs.

    Pass By: SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

    Pass by without stopping.

    Stop At: Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037

    From high atop the 822-foot (251m) peak of Mount Soledad, get 360-degree views of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. Mount Soledad is also known for its veterans' memorial and a large cross that is visible from surrounding neighborhoods. Snap photos of the incredible views; on a clear day you might even see Tijuana!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: La Jolla Cove, 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600

    Famous for its beaches, La Jolla is also one of the most expensive neighborhoods in San Diego and home to one of the University of California’s largest campuses. Along with white-sand beaches that are loved by families and surfers alike, the landscaped parks, upscale boutiques, and the tall cliffs towering over deep blue ocean make for a world of fun. Bring your towel, find a spot on the beach and soak up the California sun in beautiful La Jolla, just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego!

    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: La Jolla Caves, La Jolla, San Diego, CA

    Pass by without stopping.

    Pass By: La Jolla Shores Park, 8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037

    Pass by without stopping.

    Pass By: Mission Beach, San Diego, CA 92109

    Pass by without stopping.

    Pass By: Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-7767

    Pass by without stopping.

    Pass By: Mission Beach Boardwalk, Ocean Front Walk Surfrider Square, San Diego, CA 92109

    Close to Old Town, Mission Beach features two miles of sandy beach, with the historic amusement park Belmont Park and SeaWorld San Diego nearby. On weekends you might see skateboarders performing tricks, beach volleyball games and pickup basketball. Bicyclists wheel along the paved path next to the large sandy beach. Park yourself on the sand to people watch, take a dip in the water, or browse the shops and cafes along the strip. Want more of a thrill? Catch a ride on Belmont Park’s old-fashioned wooden roller coaster, the Giant Dipper.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    4010 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
    Departure Time
    10:15 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Narration by professional tour conductor
    • All taxes
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees to attractions unless noted
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • Please exchange your voucher with Historic Tours of America for the La Jolla Trolley Ticket at the booth located in Old Town
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Not to exaggerate but ALL of the employees were extremely helpful, nice, kind, super smart! Some of the best people I’ve met.
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    I totally recommend the trolley tour! You can get off and on ... trolleys run every 20 minutes or so. The ride includes all kinds of info on what you are seeing and where you are. You can enjoy the ride instead of following directions and finding parking. We loved it, well
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    We had such a great day on this tour. Our driver, Philip was amazing!! Told us lots of first hand knowledge of the areas we visited. The views from Mt. Soledad alone were with the price of the ticket. La Jolla is such a beautiful area. We had beautiful weather and being in
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    Deb was a great tour guide. She pointed out sites and history then put on some California theme music. The music made it a true So. Cal. trip. She drove us up the Mount which had spectacular views of San Diego and could see LaJolla and Torrey Pines GC from there, then to LaJolla
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    Response from Inspire32764340282, Guest Relations Manager at La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We love to share guests comments with our employees. Thank you!
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    Tour was great. Our tour guide/driver was Charlie and he was very knowledgeable about American history. We managed to see La Jolla’s beaches with the seals and sea lions. Worth a visit! Give it a try!
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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