Tours in San Diego

Three-Hour Winter Whale-Watching Cruise for One or Two at H&M Landing (Up to 54% Off)

H&M Landing

San Diego

Three-hour voyage passes by Coronado North Island and the U.S. Naval Fleet on its way to view California gray whales, dolphins and sea lions

$45 $21

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San Diego Christmas Lights Tour for One, Two, or Four from Five Star Tours (52% Off)

Five Star Tours

Park West

A bus tour takes passengers to San Diego’s most colorful Christmas lights displays

$40.97 $22

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Uncover the Gaslamp Quarter’s Seedy Past and Sample Local Food

Food-and-History Tour

Gaslamp

Hear stories from the Gaslamp Quarter’s history while enjoying its present-day cuisine with experienced tour guide Bianca Jaime

$45

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Yacht Tour with Light Refreshments for Two or Up to Six from Shared Dreams (50% Off)

Shared Dreams

San Diego

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

$300 $150

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Old Town Walking Ghost Tour with Stop Inside Whaley House for Two or Four from Ghostly Tours in History (Up to Half Off)

Ghostly Tours in History

Old Town

Ghostly walking tour featured on Fodor’s Top 400 visits sites of haunted history, from the Whaley House to Old Town's oldest cemetery

$50 $27

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Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or 10 from San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 61% Off)

San Diego Whale Watch

San Diego

3-hour tours include narration by a certified marine biologist, snack bar, and indoor and outdoor seating for 149

$48 $22

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$195 for a Champagne Sunset Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Champagne from Skysurfer Balloon Company Inc. ($ Value)

Skysurfer Balloon Company

San Diego

Riders admire the sunset and sip in-flight champagne during a balloon flight that lasts up to 60 minutes

$255 $195

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Two-Hour Harbor Tour for One, Two, or Four from Flagship Cruises and Events (Up to 46% Off)

Flagship Cruises and Events

San Diego

Narrated cruise takes passengers on a 25-mile tour past sights such as Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, and North Island Naval Air Station

$28 $16

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90-Minute Cruise with Appetizers or Fondue for Two or Six from Ship 'N a Bottle (Up to 56% Off)

Ship 'N a Bottle

San Diego

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

$155 $69

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Taste of Downtown or Taste of South Park Food Tour for Two or Four from A Taste of San Diego (Up to 47% Off)

A Taste of San Diego

Multiple Locations

Weekend tours offer 2.5 hours of tastings and progressive dinner at local culinary favorites downtown or in South Park

$150 $85

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Two-Hour Harbor Cruise for Two, Four, or Six from Hornblower Cruises (40% Off)

Hornblower Cruises

Marina

Cruise past barking sea lions and under the Coronado Bay Bridge on this two-hour cruise through San Diego’s picturesque harbor

$58 $35

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Haunted San Diego Tour for One, Two, or Four from Haunted City Ghost Tours (Up to 62% Off)

Haunted City Ghost Tours

Meeting Point: In Front of the Horton Grand Hotel

Visit notorious former brothels, haunted houses, and other sordid hangouts during a guided walking tour of the Gaslamp District

$39 $19

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Entry to Urban Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from CityScape Adventures (Up to 61% Off)

CityScape Adventures

Whiskey Girl

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

$100 $40

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Scavenger Hunt for Two, Four, Six, or Eight with New Clue Sheet from Where You Want to Be Tours (Up to 69% Off)

Where You Want to Be Tours

Petco Park

Amazing Race adventure to little-known locales throughout downtown San Diego

$120 $44

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Wine Tasting Tour for One, Two, or Four in Baja Wine Country in Mexico from Ark Voyage and Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Ark Voyage and Tours

San Diego

A bilingual guide drives wine lovers to three Baja wineries in Mexico, where they’ll enjoy tastings and lunch; roundtrip transportation

$179 $99

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If you can't decide where to eat amid San Diego's wealth of top-tier restaurants, it might be time to go ahead and try them all at once. A Taste of San Diego leads culinary tours through the city's most interesting and respected foodie favorites, from the seafood of Seaport to the desserts of Eclipse Chocolate to the candy-paved sidewalk that connects the two. Other tour highlights might include gourmet olive oil from Olivetti Oil and Vinegar, the swank charm of Jsix, or Venissimo Cheese's world-renowned shrine to dairy. Tours dip into different neighborhoods depending on the theme, and the guides are always scoping out the scene to uncover hidden gems to add into the mix.

616 J Street
San Diego,
CA
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

True connoisseurs can taste the character of a city in its beer, especially those cities constructed mostly from hops and barley. Sample the sudsy side of San Diego with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a luxury brewery tour for two from Brew Hop (a $190 value).

2400 5th Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

Lux Travel Group's early-morning ground service chariots riders to Las Vegas in style, boasting luxurious service and perks similar to a first-class flight. Commence road trips with a champagne toast before sipping on two additional complimentary cocktails from the extensive drink menu. A continental breakfast or a lunch package consisting of a half sandwich, fresh fruit or salad, and a freshly baked cookie fuels passengers up for Olympic-level Internet surfing on the free WiFi (available on most routes, but subject to location and satellite interference from clouds and bandwidth-stealing UFOs). After reveling in the bus-centric festivities, wind down during a movie screening with a chocolate-mint-drizzled cake pop. Finally, a warm scented towel allows guests to freshen up for their triumphant arrival in Vegas.

333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego,
CA
US

With an electric motor powering Ship 'N a Bottle's classic bay tours, visitors can enjoy the sounds of lapping waves rather than those of gurgling engines. Helmed by a licensed coast guard captain, the custom electric tugboat gently carries guests in and around Mission Bay as they raise their glasses to warm, sunny afternoons or colorful sunsets. The 90-minute cruises include fondue cruises, where passengers are provided with an assortment of fresh fruit to dip in melted milk chocolate. Cruises depart several times in the afternoon and in the evening every day except Tuesday, Wednesday, and during the brief seaweed mating season.

1500 Quivira Way
San Diego,
CA
US

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