Tours in San Diego

Half Off a Yacht Tour from Shared Dreams

Shared Dreams

San Diego

$300 $150

See whales, seals, battleships, and other San Diego sights during this customizable tour aboard a plush yacht

67% Off Segway Tour

We Love Tourists

Multiple Locations

$149 $49

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After an orientation, guides lead segway riders past La Jolla landmarks and surf beaches, or through scenic Balboa Park

Up to 57% Off Whale-Watching Tour

San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego

$88 $39

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Three-hour tours include narration by a naturalist, snack bar, and indoor and outdoor seating for 149

Hornblower Blue Whale Watching Cruises – 40% Off Whale Watching

Hornblower Blue Whale Watching Cruises

Marina

$150 $90

Yacht sails past dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds in search of blue whales breaching in the open ocean

Up to 54% Off Haunted House

Monster Mash

San Diego

$40 $20

Classic monsters such as vampires and mummies can entertain you with wicked performances in a six-room haunted house

Up to 56% Off Cruise for Two or Six

Ship 'N a Bottle

San Diego

$155 $69

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Groups enjoy bottles of red or white wine paired with cheeses and fruit or sumptuous fondue as they tour around San Diego

50% Off San Diego City Tour

Five Star Tours

San Diego

$46 $23

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A bus tour takes passengers to scenic and historical attractions, including La Jolla Bay, Little Italy, and Old Town San Diego

Up to 53% Off from Ghostly Tours in History

Ghostly Tours in History

Ghostly Tours

$40 $19

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Paranormal walking tour visits various sites of haunted history, from eerie backstreets to the hangouts of gamblers and gunmen

Half Off Interactive Walking Tours

Stray Boots

Online Deal

$24 $12

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Clues, trivia, and riddles lead explorers through a vibrant neighborhood via the Stray Boots iPhone or Android app

Up to 52% Off Urban Scavenger Hunt

City Cruiser

Gaslamp

$60 $29

Pedal about town while visiting San Diego's best bars

Stylish San Diego Hotel near La Jolla Beaches

Embassy Suites San Diego - La Jolla

San Diego, CA

$164 $164

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La Jolla's beaches are minutes from this hotel, which features two restaurants and an indoor pool

Up to 55% Off Scavenger Blitz Entry

Scavenger Blitz

Core-Columbia

$64.29 $29

Urban scavenger race challenges participants to cross the finish line after deciphering clues, taking pictures, and gathering items

Up to 14% Off Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Soaring Adventures of America, Inc.

On Location

$229.95 $199

Leisurely float through the skies in the basket of a colorful hot air balloon

42% Off Half-Day Sport Fishing Trip

Chubasco II Sportfishing

San Diego

$60 $35

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Hit the high seas on a 60' ship to catch Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, and Halibut

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Turista Libre organizes adventuresome and exploratory day tours in Tijuana. It gathers guests into caravans for trips to local water parks or Xoloitzcuintles games, Tijuana's pro soccer team. Stops at lucha-libre matches (pro wrestling) and piñata factories are often part of the fun. All excursions provide the opportunity to sample the local cuisine and bar scene of Tijuana, the second-largest city on the West Coast after Los Angeles.

727 East San Ysidro Boulevard
San Diego,
CA
US

The Institute for Shipboard Education was born from an idea to create a floating campus that reflected the ideals of the United Nations and the realities of globalization. As Chinese shipping magnate C.Y. Tung put it, “Ships can transport more than cargo—they can carry ideas.” From humble beginnings, the program went on to attract world-famous guest speakers including Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. Today, the cruising university onboard the MV Explorer offers two-week Enrichment Voyages for learners of all ages, with educational programming that digs deep into each port of call's culture and history. This 15-day cruise incorporates both lectures and hands-on exploration as it passes along Mexico’s Baja peninsula toward the Isthmus of Panama and Ecuador. At each port on the itinerary, available excursions range from dive trips to volunteer service projects, such as plastering houses or feeding kindergarteners (additional fees apply for shore trips). Or you can set off on your own, armed with knowledge acquired from the recommended reading list.Days 1–3: After cruising from Ensenada, Mexico, to the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, the ship anchors at Cabo San Lucas. El Arco, the city’s iconic seaside arch, forms a scenic backdrop for a day of kayaking and snorkeling.Day 6: Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala lies within easy range of Antigua, named an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved baroque architecture. It's ringed by mountains playing a very slow-moving game of duck-duck-goose. Day 7: Nicaragua’s largest Pacific port, Corinto, borders León, an old-world town dotted with 17th-century Spanish colonial churches such as the Cathedral of the Assumption.Days 9–10: Balboa, Panama, stands at the entrance to the Panama Canal—still an engineering marvel. The nearby overflow reservoir, Gatún Lake, is home to crocodiles, iguanas, and sloths.Days 12–13: Dipping toward South America, the ship docks at Manta, Ecuador, a trade city dating to pre-Columbian times. Pounding waves on Playa Murciélago create attractive surfing conditions.Day 15: The journey concludes at Puntarenas, Costa Rica, leaving you free to explore inland rainforests or head home. During each day at sea, college professors and other experts lead a string of seminars. Subjects are as varied as marine ecology, cultural anthropology, and photojournalism, and they often relate to the next port of call. The ship retains vestiges of its former life as a commercial liner. There are barstools in the 9,000-volume library, for instance, testifying to the space's former role as the ship's tavern. Despite the emphasis on education, there’s still plenty of relaxation aboard. The Wellness Center spa offers massages, manicures, and other pampering services. Nightly live entertainment offerings include an all-male a cappella group, a magician, and staged readings of old Love Boat scripts. During the day, you can even skip class to lounge by the pool, located on deck 7.See the full trip overview for more information.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

1 Park Boulevard
San Diego,
CA
US

Ghostly Tours in History's passionate guides unlock a portal to the paranormal, leading visitors to haunted and eerie sites around San Diego's Old Town district and Gaslamp Quarter. Depending on the tour, stops include Victorian mansions, the Whaley House, known graveyards, and even unknown graveyards, below which lie the bodies of restless souls. Featured on both the Travel Channel and the Fodor’s Top 400, the company offers walking tours as well as bus and limousine tours for guests tired from giving their assigned ghost a piggyback ride.

In keeping with the historical nature of the tours, each guide dons a period costume and alter ego, ranging from reformed vagabonds to pioneering entrepreneur cowboys. In reality, the cast of guides is equally as diverse, encompassing trained actors, students, a Navy serviceman, and past and present members of the San Diego Historical Society.

2461 San Diego Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

Where You Want to Be Tours was launched as a walking-tour company in 2003 and since then has offered tours of San Diego that take locals and visitors to spots such as Balboa Park and the shores of La Jolla. Most adventures last more than two hours, so tourists have plenty of time to stop and sightsee. Today, the company has formed a set of all new clues and hidden gems and has also expanded its offerings with bike tours of locations such as Pacific Beach and Mission Bay and urban challenge/scavenger hunts, which present a hands-on approach to urban exploration, turning tour routes into racecourses and throwing in physical challenges, including Frisbee-throwing contests.

611 K Street
San Diego,
CA
US

We are San Diego’s 1st Food Tour Company. We take guests to Local, Family Owned, Neighborhood, Hole In the Wall, Classic San Diego Restaurants & places that are off the beaten path to try a variety of tasty cuisines.

6th Ave. & J St.
San Diego,
California
US

Learn San Diego's history the same way you learned to be a doctor: on a trolley and inside a seafaring tour bus. Today's Groupon expertly chaperones you through the streets and seas of San Diego with an Old Town Trolley Tour and Seal Tour from Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego, Inc. for $27 (a $54 value). The two fully narrated tours last about three and a half hours combined.

4010 Twiggs St
San Diego,
California
US