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Old Town San Diego Tours and Tickets

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Dating to 1769, Old Town San Diego is the site of California’s first European settlement. To see the district's prime attraction, stop at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park with its preserved adobe buildings and living history demonstrations such as blacksmithing. The area is also home to restaurants, shops, and live entertainment.

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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your silver, gold, or platinum day pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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$46.00

San Diego Scenic Tour

San Diego Scenic Tour

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In just four hours, experience the scenic highlights of San Diego and its neighboring areas. Watch sea lions and pelicans on the beaches of La Jolla and capture fantastic views from the top of Mt Soledad. Soak up the Old World elegance of the mansions and Hotel Del on Coronado Island, and find peace in the urban oasis of Balboa Park. Wind through downtown and Old Town San Diego, learning about the city’s history along the way. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to just 14 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

GoCar Talking GoCar 2Hr Tour: Downtown & Old Town

GoCar Talking GoCar 2Hr Tour: Downtown & Old Town

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Explore San Diego’s Downtown and Old Town sights in a fun and fast-paced way—on a GoCar tour. This sightseeing adventure takes the stress out of reading a map, as the car talks and shows you the way with its in-built GPS. Enjoy hearing stories as you explore the city’s most popular areas, including Little Italy, Mission Hills, Presidio Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.56
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$71.56
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San Diego City Tour
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San Diego City Tour

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Discover the sun-drenched attractions of San Diego on this 4-hour city tour covering the city’s top neighborhoods, historic sites and parks. Over the course of your trip, you’ll check out the museums of Balboa Park, admire the historic architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town and explore the mansions and beautiful coast in La Jolla, plus much more. It’s a great chance to pack in lots of landmarks in a short period of time. This San Diego sightseeing tour also includes round-trip hotel transport, a guide and optional upgrades to include visits to the USS Midway and Seaport Village.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

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This GPS guided scooter tour takes you on a multi-cultural tour of San Diego, starting in Little Italy, where you learn about the rise and fall of San Diego’s Italian population, your tour continues past the maritime history museum, the USS Midway, and into beautiful Seaport Village. You also get to travel past Horton Plaza which just begs be visited again after the tour ends. After Horton Plaza you make your way into the heart of San Diego, with a quick loop around the Home of San Diego Padres, and into the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, which after its reinvention is MUCH more family friendly then it used to be. As you leave the Gaslamp Quarter you will enter Banker’s Hill with is unique shops, also borders the always beautiful Balboa Park. Tour Highlights: • Little Italy • Maritime Museum • U.S.S. Midway • Seaport Village • Horton Plaza • Historic Gaslamp Quarter • Petco Park • Bankers Hill
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.11
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Old Town Scavenger Hunt, Walking Tour

Old Town Scavenger Hunt, Walking Tour

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Explore the history and hot spots of your location by solving scavenger hunt and trivia style riddles on this engaging walking tour. Your team will earn points and be guided farther along the route with every riddle. Play from the convenience of your smartphone whenever you’re ready for an adventure!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.02
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Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

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Get your fiesta started in San Diego on a food and walking tour through historic Old Town. Visit some of the district's finest Mexican restaurants to sample tasty dishes, tequila cocktails, and hear mariachi music. Learn about the history of California and the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans and gold rush prospectors that influenced Old Town's growth. You even hear some ghostly tales at Whaley House and an old cemetery. Get insider tips from your guide about authentic Mexican cuisine and other great places to visit on this fun tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Ghosts of San Diego Walking Tour

Ghosts of San Diego Walking Tour

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When you purchase your tickets directly from Ghost City you're in for a stress free, easy, and enjoyable experience. The Ghosts of San Diego will make the evening perfect and spooky for the whole family!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.99
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$24.99

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

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Explore San Diego at your own pace with a full-day ticket to ride a hop-on, hop-off trolley through the city. Simply board the trolley at your cruise ship’s port of call and visit historic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods at eleven centrally-located stops. Get a glimpse of California’s past in Old Town then see the magnificent ships that moor at the bustling waterfront; grab a spot on a beach to watch surfers catch breaking waves, and try to spot the famous ghost at the elegant Hotel del Coronado.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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Old Town Tales, Tacos and Tequila in San Diego

Old Town Tales, Tacos and Tequila in San Diego

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Meet your guide and group at Old Adobe Chapel, which can be credited for saving Old Town San Diego thanks to a 1884 book. Continue on to one of the most haunted homes in Southern California, also unusual for its architecture and building materials. After a view of some Victorian architecture we'll embark on a brief hike to the original location of the Presidio and Mission when the Spanish first settled here. Admire the outline of some of the 18th-century structures and learn about the indigenous tribes who lived here for thousands of years. Back in town, visit a hundred year old Catholic church that is a descendant of the original Mission, followed by a stroll through a landmark cemetery with graves dating back to the 1850s. Our final stop is a local Tequileria to learn about the many different kinds of tequila. Enjoy a taste or select another beverage of your choice.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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The San Diego Tour from South Orange County

The San Diego Tour from South Orange County

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Pack a ton of San Diego sights into one day during this San Diego tour with Orange County pickup and drop-off included. You’ll explore the beaches of La Jolla, Seaport Village, Downtown San Diego, and Coronado Island with three brothers who grew up in Southern California as your guides. Not only do your guides know the area well, they also know the best times to visit these popular spots for the best experience possible.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.10
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The San Diego Tour: La Jolla, Old Town, Gaslamp and Coronado Island
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The San Diego Tour: La Jolla, Old Town, Gaslamp and Coronado Island

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Come along for a fun-filled adventure of touring “America’s Finest City” – San Diego! From the white sand beaches of La Jolla to the oldest Spanish settlement of Old Town, the vibrancy of The Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Downtown San Diego, Little Italy, and Coronado Island, San Diego has it all! Whether on vacation with your family or in town for the day on business, you will be sure to fall in love with this city on the sea.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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GoCar Talking GoCar 3Hr Tour: Point Loma Adventure

GoCar Talking GoCar 3Hr Tour: Point Loma Adventure

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Drive a GoCar around San Diego's Point Loma area on this self-paced tour. No need for a tour bus or a taxi; you and your party aboard a touring car will follow a GPS route designed to show you the highlights. Depart Old Town and head for Liberty Station, the Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma ecological preserve, Sunset Cliffs, and the Ocean Beach neighborhood.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.64
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$96.64
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All Day San Diego Scenic Tour

All Day San Diego Scenic Tour

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Make the most of your limited time in San Diego on a 7-hour small group tour.  Provided transportation takes you to each location, which spares you the stress of navigating the city’s traffic on your own.  Stop to explore La Jolla, Balboa Park, Old Town, and much more. The tour also includes a free trip to Las Americas Outlet, where you enjoy unbeatable deals at 125 stores.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00

San Diego Tequila Tour

San Diego Tequila Tour

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The group will meet in Old Town San Diego at Rockin' Baja Lobster, a notoriously fun Mexican restaurant! We'll sip our first tequila shot while enjoying chips and a full salsa bar! Our next stop is high on the hillside, Old Town Tequila Factory, where we sample another shot of tequila AND enjoy a delicious fish taco on the rooftop patio with a beautiful scenic view that overlooks Downtown San Diego and the San Diego Harbor that gives that perfect backdrop for a selfie! As the tour continues, we learn about the Whaley House, early California, grave sites, historical markers, and other Old Town facts as we pass them by on our way to our final stop. Saving the best for last, the restaurant, bar and tequila museum El Agave. This is a top shelf tequileria and carries over 2,000 tequilas. Here, each guest is treated to YOUR OWN PERSONAL FLIGHT of tequila that is highly rated by the bar vendors while enjoying the fine dining establishment ending our tour!!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.00
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$104.00

2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

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For a fun twist on the typical San Diego tour, first-time visitors shouldn't miss this GPS guided scooter excursion, where you can visit the city's top attractions, all while soaking up the fantastic weather. Just hop on your scooter, start cruising through the city, and feel the wind in your hair as you pass top sights. Highlights include Balboa Park, the Maritime Museum, and even the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

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Electric Scooter & Speedboat Combo where you get to explore the bay in your very own speedboat then explore San Diego in your very own GPS guided storytelling scooter. This combo land sea adventure makes for the perfect day in San Diego. Both tours do not need to be taken on the same day.  Just book the day and time of the speedboat portion you want online and call the number above to book your scooter tour. After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a confirmation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.46
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Exclusive: San Diego Harbor Speed Boat, Electric Scooter and USS Midway Tour

Exclusive: San Diego Harbor Speed Boat, Electric Scooter and USS Midway Tour

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Explore the wildlife, skyline, and maritime legacy of the San Diego Harbor by land and by sea on this Viator Exclusive tour. Take the wheel of a speed boat during a cruise through the ship-studded bay before hopping on a bike for a closer look at shoreline attractions like Broadway Pier and the San Diego Air Station. Finish with a guided tour of the USS ‘Midway’ aircraft carrier, featuring an interactive glimpse into both US Navy and Air Force operations.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.02
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San Diego GPS Talking GoCar: Best Value - All Day for the Price of 5 Hours

San Diego GPS Talking GoCar: Best Value - All Day for the Price of 5 Hours

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The all day Everything Tour is fun for the whole family, and lets you see nearly everything San Diego has to offer. From the historic Gaslamp Quarter where the fun is always happening and the iconic Horton Plaza where the shopping is just as fun as navigating the mall. You will see the beautiful rose garden of Balboa Park and the natural Beauty of the Point Loma Ecological preserve where you can wade through the tide pools looking at sea anemones, crabs, lobster, fish and the occasional octopus. You can walk around Ocean Beach and San Diego’s famous Maritime Museum, experience the always beautiful Balboa park where a Family photo is a must, and stroll through Old Town San Diego and see how San Diego has changed over the centuries from the small Mission and Mexican community it was to the Most Beautiful City in America. *If booking more than 2 people please submit separate orders!
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.22
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$146.22
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2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

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For a fun twist on the typical San Diego tour, first-time visitors shouldn't miss this GPS guided scooter excursion, where you can visit the city's top attractions, all while soaking up the fantastic weather. Just hop on your scooter, start cruising through the city, and feel the wind in your hair as you pass top sights. Highlights include Balboa Park, the Maritime Museum, and even the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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San Diego Private Tour

San Diego Private Tour

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Perfect to explore the southern city of California in a day and have a feel of the Mexican influence.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$700.00
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Private San Diego and La Jolla Tour

Private San Diego and La Jolla Tour

Meet your dedicated guide for a private, flexible tour of San Diego and La Jolla. With round-trip private transportation, it's easy to check all of the most important sights of the area off your list. Stops include Mt. Soledad, Coronado Island, Balboa Park, Old Town, and others.
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  • 4 hours
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$300.00
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San Diego Driving Tour: Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, and Old Town

San Diego Driving Tour: Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, and Old Town

If you're not sure where to start in San Diego, get a customized introduction to its sunny beaches, historic quarters, and multicultural neighborhoods on a private, half-day driving tour. Skip the stress of navigating California freeways and let a local show you around while you relax and enjoy the views, from La Jolla’s coastal mansions and Old Town’s missions to Balboa Park gardens and the Victorian architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$395.00
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$395.00
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2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Old Town

2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Old Town

On this GPS guided scooter tour you will start in historic Little Italy that was home to the Italian community, and see how it evolved into the modern business and artistic community it is today. Make your past the ships in the bay that explored the new world, or patrolled the waters in time of war, into the Gaslamp Quarter which was once San Diego’s red-light district and see how it got re-imagined into the social scene it is today. As you leave modern San Diego you will begin your tip into history as you make your way through beautiful Mission Hills, you will pass many houses and businesses 50 years old and some much older. Your jump into history will take you past Historic Fort Stockton, into Presidio Park where the old Spanish Mission used to stand, into Old Town San Diego where you can see how San Diego looked in the old west with its Spanish and American residents forming a thriving community.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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Should I book Old Town San Diego tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Old Town San Diego can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Old Town San Diego 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Old Town San Diego costs USD 24.99. Guided Old Town San Diego tours start around USD 24.99 per person.
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