A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Today's Groupon gets you many steps closer to becoming a city savant: for $44, you get two tickets to the Brothels, Bites, and Booze Tour from So Diego Tours (a $90 value). Tours are held Wednesdays–Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.
Alighting upon San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, the 2.5-hour romp takes vibrant visitors and lurid-loving locals on an exploration of the Stingaree, or red-light district, fêting sightseers with salaciously amusing tales of 19th-century sailors' extracurricular activities. Guides act as convincing 1800s characters that highlight details of the region, from reliving the clip-clop sounds of horse-drawn carriages to remembering the area’s penchant for crimson-hued laser beams, giving it its informal moniker. Nosh on diverse cuisine such as Mexican tacos, Indian curry, and herbivorous offerings from several savory area eateries while absorbing architectural know-how, then pop into a local brewery to quench your thirst for artisan-crafted ales with a beer-making tutorial and sips of freshly fermented hop juice.
So Diego Tours delights walking wayfarers with a variety of city jaunts and imparts insider data on the coastal metropolis's way of life, art scene, and history, making even the greenest of San Diego's guests feel like members with their newly acquired factoids and city key autographed by the San Diego Zoo's resident giant panda.
- This is a truly unique way to visit a city! Instead of choosing one venue to explore, guests are exposed to a variety of establishments as well as the colorful history throughout the area. There is never a dull moment and at the conclusion, you feel like an insider. – Keiliki R., Yelp, 12/29/10
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