Top San Diego Attractions on the Old Town Trolley Tour
Put your 2014 sightseeing plans in motion by exploring aboard the Old Town Trolley, one of San Diego's best sightseeing tours. This hop-on/hop-off tour highlights 11 stops and over 100 points of interest across the city, making it hard to decide which of San Diego’s top attractions to bypass and which to make a hard stop at.
To make the most of your ticket and Southern California vacation time, don’t miss these five stops and top San Diego attractions on the Old Town Trolley. Simply pick up your tickets at the Island Market and jump on board outside Paradise Point’s lobby at 8:45 AM any day of the week. Drop-off is at 4:15 PM.
Stop #1: Old Town
Explore the birthplace of California through historical buildings, museums, and traditional Mexican food at this top attraction in San Diego. Catch free shows and entertainment daily, and take a part of California’s rich history home from one of the 40 unique gift shops.
Stop #2: San Diego Harbor
This stop lets you enjoy the San Diego Bay and historical maritime landmarks. Walk the deck of the oldest active sailing ship, stroll amongst Seaport Village’s quaint shops and wacky street performers, or relax aboard a harbor cruise. Whale watching excursions and the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum are also top San Diego attractions in this area.
Stop #3: Gaslamp Quarter
Head to the vibrant and lively heart of downtown San Diego, lined with restaurants, bars, shops, museums, and entertainment for all ages. This corner of the city also hosts Petco Park and the Convention Center.
Stop #4: Coronado
Take a ride over the Coronado Bridge, with breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay before reaching the Coronado Ferry Landing. There you can enjoy a charming collection of specialty shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Take a walk to a nearby waterfront park or rent a bike and explore Coronado Beach, voted one of the nation’s best beaches. There’s also, the must-see historic Hotel Del Coronado, one of San Diego’s top attractions.
Stop #5: Balboa Park
Make your last stop count at the nation’s largest cultural park. Called the “Smithsonian of the West”, the expansive campus is home to many of San Diego’s top attractions including major museums, gardens, art venues, and the World Famous San Diego Zoo.