Tours in Solana Beach

$219 for a Sunrise Balloon Flight for Two or Four-Hour Winery Tour for Two at Uncorked Tours ($438 Value)

Uncorked Tours

Uncorked Tours Southern California

Drink a champagne toast on a 45- to 60-minute flight with receptions before and after, or tour three wineries in a limo coach with snacks

$438 $219

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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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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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Four-Hour San Diego City Tour for One or Two from Five Star Tours (50% Off)

Five Star Tours

San Diego

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

$46 $23

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Sample Tacos and Tequila and Discover Old Town's Roots

Old Town History-and-Food Tour

San Diego

Hear stories from Old Town’s bygone days while sampling food at local restaurants with experienced tour guide Bianca Jaime

$45

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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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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

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

Even at 2,500 feet in the air, you may have never have felt as still as you do inside one of Skysurfer's balloons. It's quiet?"There's no noise from engines," one passenger remarked?and balloons follow the wind's lead instead of resisting it, making the colorful aircraft's motion hardly noticeable. And because there are no windows between you and the sky, as team member Kaleena Brundage says, "You can reach out and feel the clouds that you're next to."

Skysurfer's team of FAA-certified pilots, many of whom have been with the company since its inception more than 35 years ago, boast a perfect safety record. They embark on two flights daily, one around sunrise over Temecula wine country, and one at sunset in Del Mar. Each flight can accommodate 8-16 people in the balloons' roomy wicker baskets, which are large enough for each passenger to comfortably stand at the basket's side and look out over the Pacific Ocean and surrounding countryside. Pilots pour chilled champagne to celebrate the excursion, each of which lasts from 45 to 60 minutes depending on conditions and the balloon's curfew.

2658 Del Mar Heights Rd
Del Mar,
CA
US

Even at 2,500 feet in the air, you may have never have felt as still as you do inside one of Skysurfer's balloons. It's quiet?"There's no noise from engines," one passenger remarked?and balloons follow the wind's lead instead of resisting it, making the colorful aircraft's motion hardly noticeable. And because there are no windows between you and the sky, as team member Kaleena Brundage says, "You can reach out and feel the clouds that you're next to."

Skysurfer's team of FAA-certified pilots, many of whom have been with the company since its inception more than 35 years ago, boast a perfect safety record. They embark on two flights daily, one around sunrise over Temecula wine country, and one at sunset in Del Mar. Each flight can accommodate 8-16 people in the balloons' roomy wicker baskets, which are large enough for each passenger to comfortably stand at the basket's side and look out over the Pacific Ocean and surrounding countryside. Pilots pour chilled champagne to celebrate the excursion, each of which lasts from 45 to 60 minutes depending on conditions and the balloon's curfew.

3755 Townsgate Drive
San Diego,
CA
US

Across the nation, the skies are filled with giant, kaleidoscopically colored balloons languidly soaring over snowcapped peaks and green valleys. This is partly due to Balloon Rides Online, whose network of nationwide hot-air balloons paints the sky each day. Employing a FAA-approved basket and a professional pilot who has completed at least 500 flight hours, the company floats passengers over mountains, forests, and streams of caramel for one hour. While gliding with the ease of a cloud, pilots encourage guests to snap photos of sprawling landscapes and capture the moment. After landing, crew members and passengers celebrate with a champagne, mimosa or orange-juice toast?an important tradition in hot-air ballooning and preparing for inevitable hovercraft uprisings. With passengers' safety in mind, Balloon Rides Online also keeps a minimum insurance liability of $100,000 per guest.

2707 Via De La Valle
Del Mar,
CA
US