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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Overview

Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your or or two day trolley 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.
  • Ride the San Diego Trolley
  • Hop on and off at any of the 11 stops as often as you like
  • Stops are conveniently located close to all popular attractions, shops and restaurants
  • Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of San Diego
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San Diego Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Local taxes
Live commentary on board
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Get around the easy way with this trolley tour of San Diego, enjoying convenient access to 11 of the city’s top tourist sights with this one- or two-day pass. This vintage transport method, offering comprehensive access to some of San Diego’s best attractions, is a convenient way to get around without breaking the bank.

Climb aboard the trolley at any of its 11 convenient stopping points (see Itinerary below) any time during its normal operating hours. Trolleys come to each stop every 30 minutes. One of the many sights you can visit during the course of your ride is Old Town State Historic Park, often called the “Jamestown of the Pacific,” where you can discover the history of California’s founding amidst the area’s range of 19th-century buildings. There are also stops along the way for the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which houses a virtual Noah’s Ark of wildlife, the USS Midway and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. 

It's the perfect way to get around during your next visit to San Diego.
Itinerary
Duration: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Times vary depending on season. Currently operating 9:00am to 5 pm (last tour departs Old Town at 3 pm); Trolleys arrive at each boarding location approximately every 20 minutes. Guests will be given brochures when they begin the tour and can refer to the schedules printed in the brochure to see the first tour time, last tour time, and last re-boarding time at each boarding location. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
4010 Twiggs St
Stop A: Old Town State Park - Stop A is located at the entrance to the Historic State Park and Old Town Market, featuring over 40 specialty gift shops. Across the street is the historic Immaculate Conception Church.
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Stop B: Maritime Museum & Star of India - Stop B is located on the Embarcadero. Across the street is the Waterfront Park and County Administration building.
1004 N Harbor Dr
Stop C: Embarcadero Marina - Stop C is located at 1004 N. Harbor Drive along the Embarcadero near the USS Midway Museum and the cruise ship terminal. The San Diego Visitor Information Center is also located at this stop.
Seaport Village
Stop D: Seaport Village - Stop D is located on the east side of Seaport Village next to the Bay Company.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Stop E: Marriott Marquis and Marina - Stop E is located in the front of the Marriott Hotel at the Waterfall.
Horton Grand Hotel
Stop F: Historic Gaslamp Quarter - Stop G is located next to the Horton Grand Hotel at the corner of 4th street and Island Avenue across the street from the historic William Heath Davis House.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Stop G: Petco Park/East Convention Center/Hilton Bayfront - Stop H is located on East Harbor Drive, under the pedestrian bridge.
National Avenue & Cesar E. Chavez Parkway
Stop H: Barrio Logan - Stop I is located at the Mercado del Barrio in the heart of Barrio Logan. Next to the stop is Attitude Brewing Co.
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
Stop I: World-renown beach resort hotel with access to one of the top 10 beaches in the Country
1107 Orange Ave
Stop J: Coronado/Orange Avenue - Stop J is located at Mc P’'s Irish Pub & Grill on Orange Avenue, the main shopping and dining area of Coronado. Hotel Del Coronado is 2 blocks south. The Coronado Beach is approximately 2 blocks away.
2185 Presidents Way
Stop K: Balboa Park - Stop K is located in the heart of Balboa Park near the corner of President's Way and Pan American Rd. behind the Organ Pavilion Parking Lot.
1602 India St
Stop L: Little Italy - Stop L is located in the heart of Little Italy, next to Buon Appetito.
Points of interest passed by on this route
Balboa Park
 
Seaport Village
 
San Diego Zoo
 
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
 
Coronado Visitor Center
 
El Prado
 
San Diego Air & Space Museum
 
Old Town Trading Company
 
Gaslamp Quarter
 
Little Italy
 
Casa de Estudillo
 
The Coronado Ferry Landing
 
Piazza Basilone
 
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
 
Barrio Logan
 
Chicano Park
 
Martin Luther King Jr Promenade
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Emotional support animals or pets are not allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where can I start my San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:You can begin your tour at any of our stops listed.
Feb 2021
Q:
How often does the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley come to each stop?
A:Our trolleys come by approximately every 30 minutes. Times may vary slightly due to traffic conditions and city events. Depending on demand, the time of year, day of the week, and time of day, our dispatchers may often add more trolleys.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring my stroller onboard the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:Yes, we can accommodate strollers but they must be folded and will be stored up front with the conductor on space-available basis. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are the trolleys heated or air conditioned during the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:The trolleys are open-air, so they are not heated or air-conditioned.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring food or drink with me on the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:Food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are pets allowed on the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companion animals, and service animals in training are not permitted.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are the trolleys handicap accessible on the San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:Yes, but please allow 24-hour advance notice to arrange for wheelchair accessibility. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The restaurant in Little Italy as worth every penny and not expensive." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city, but it’s equally enjoyable for locals." See review
  • "You can get off and on at your whim to explore the area, it was a very enjoyable day." See review

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star-5
Yay for the Trolley!!
Debbie_K
, Aug 2022
Hearing the history of the city. Being able to see the sights without having to drive or worry about parking.
star-5
Great start for a visit to San Diego
Joyce_S
, Aug 2022
The guides provide great information and recommendations about San Diego. It’s a great way to explore the city and know where you might want to spend your time.
star-5
Awesome tour with Benjamin
Sukhi_B
, Aug 2022
Benjamin was a great tour guide with a great sense of humor. We saw all the basic places in San Diego as we were short on time this tour was perfect
star-5
Great way to see the city!
Kathleen_P
, Aug 2022
Loved the ease of picking up the trolley at different spots and seeing everything we wanted to see. You cannot see everything on the list in one day so we recommend choosing a few stops that you know you want to make so you don’t feel rushed.
star-5
Great way to see the neighborhoods!
Aimee_C
, Aug 2022
The hop on/hop off tour was great, even though we didn’t hop off! Our guide, Vinnie, did a great job narrating and driving, keeping us entertained all the way!
star-5
Fun experience
Gary_B
, Aug 2022
Information provided by the driver on various sites. The ship info was interesting & water front stories good.
star-4
Loved the convenience of hop on hop off.
Toni_N
, Aug 2022
The driver was very interesting and fun to listen to. The staff was friendly. Being able to go in and off all day is great and gives everyone the opportunity to see all of San Diego.
star-4
The guide was very good....
JensSteen_L
, Aug 2022
The guide was very good. Informative and funny. The trip got around All the major sights and gave me info so I could plan what to see on My own.
star-5
Great way to start my visit to San Diego!
Cheryl_R
, Aug 2022
Great information from the driver/guide! Oriented me to all of the well-know areas. Was a fabulous way to start my visit to SD!
star-5
Shout out to Captain Bob!
lynn_t
, Aug 2022
Captain Bob was great!!! We got stuck in a lot of traffic due to an accident on the Coronado Bridge. Captain Bob kept us entertained, sharing info, trivia, and many a “Dad joke”! Very enjoyable!
star-4
Great experience for tourists
Victoria_S
, Jul 2022
This was awesome! The drivers were very friendly and drove safe. Gave so many fun facts about the city. Beautiful views. The one thing I would ask is if you could create an app or website tracker on when a trolley is going to arrive. Some locations we waited a long time and others we JUST missed it by a minute or 2. Not the worst inconvenience but would have been helpful to plan out the day. Loved our experience and I definitely plan on doing this with friends! Next time we plan on doing it for multiple days.
star-5
Great value
Tina_K
, Jul 2022
Great value for money - seeing parts of San Diego would otherwise have missed on this short break here
star-4
Insightful and informative
daryllcooper4
, Jul 2022
Full overview on what the city has to offer. We really knew what we wanted to do after the tour. Really knowledgeable guides on the tour.
star-5
Allow enough time at end....
Amy_B
, Jul 2022
Allow enough time at end. Trolley’s are fuller and you might have to wait for a couple to head back to your starting point. Goose and James were great!
star-1
Poor drivers, poor chat, waste of money
Suzanne_K
, Jul 2022
We did not enjoy this which we attended on July 24th. Comic Con was on and our first driver got lost due to route changes, didn’t provide an explanation of what was happening, didn’t seem to know where she was going, didn’t apologise. Then we waited over 40 min for next trolley. Then there were kids on board who were kicking and pulling my daughters hair. Then the driver made a very pointed comment basically telling everyone to stop talking. We all thought he was pretty rude. Also Chris, to say San Diego’s climate is more Mediterranean than the Mediterranean is beyond ridiculous. Hated the masochistic chat about the Seals. Seriously. We sit. Go back on. Also staff person in Coronado Tammy, was also pretty rude
star-5
Benjamin was a great...
Karin_O
, Jul 2022
Benjamin was a great guide! This is a great way to check out many different sites! Start early so you have time to actually “hop on/hop off” and check things out!
star-5
Awesome
William_B
, Jul 2022
Great tour and information. Amazing city San Diego, CA. I'd recommend the trolly tour for anyone visiting San Diego.
star-5
Enjoyed the Trolley...
Theresa_G
, Jul 2022
Enjoyed the Trolley drives stories, they were also very friendly and helpful. It was easy to locate the different stops.
star-5
So worth it
JoAnn_D
, Jul 2022
We stayed on the trolley from start to finish without getting off which I would recommend especially if you have a great tour guide. Our guide was Dulce. The facts and points of interest (especially historically) were wonderful, she was a superb guide!
star-5
A highly recommended experience for SD first time visitors
Davis_R
, Jul 2022
I really enjoyed the hop on hop off bus route. The drivers were friendly, professional and knowledgeable of the landmarks on San Diego, CA. As a first timer in SD, I highly recommend this bus tour as a first activity to get a better grasp of the city layout.

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