San Diego is a perfect destination for everyone. The coastal city in California is bustling with activity year-round, waiting for people to come explore the beautiful beaches, lush national parks, and the many art galleries and museums. The balmy climate of southern California makes San Diego a great place to visit regardless of the time of year, so whether you’re interested in art and culture, a thriving social scene, or the serenity of nature, it’s time to book your trip.
With so much to do in San Diego, it can be a bit overwhelming on planning out your activities. You don’t want to miss out on something you’d enjoy, but you want to choose the right sights and sounds. Whether you’re visiting for a day, a weekend, or making a full trip out of it for a week or longer, a guided tour is a great way to explore the city (especially if you’re on a budget!).
Here are the top 5 best tours to take in San Diego that will be sure to delight anyone and everyone.
1. La Jolla Sea Caves
Kayak through the sea caves off the coast of San Diego in La Jolla. Nature lovers will love this tour, as the scenery and wildlife you’ll see are like none other. The best part is the kayak tours are family-friendly so that you can bring your whole family along.
2. Brothels, Bites, and Booze
This walking tour is perfect for adults who are interested in food, drinks, fun, and some intriguing history. Take a Gaslamp tour in San Diego around the heart of the city to explore some interesting history about the old times in this American port town, including an in-depth look at the red light district and all the scandal that came with it. While you’re on the tour, you’ll also get to taste cuisines from four popular restaurants, giving you a bite-sized look into why San Diego is one of the top destinations for dining. Of course, the perfect pairing with food is a good drink, and Gaslamp has plenty of perfectly crafted cocktails to enjoy as well, which you can enjoy a sample-size of on this tour as well.
3. Social Cycle
Got a large group to accommodate? Social Cycle tours are perfect. Hop onto your 16-person Social Cycle bicycle and spend two hours pedaling your way through the city. Not only will you get a good workout, but you will get to explore San Diego in a totally unique way. You can choose from five different routes: through downtown, including the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village, through Little Italy, along Pacific Beach, through North Park, or through Hillcrest. The stops you make en route include a mix of cocktail bars and breweries.
Want to explore San Diego in luxury? A semi-private sailing tour is the best way to do it. You and five others can board a luxury yacht that takes you on a two-hour journey past the San Diego skyline, Point Loma, and Coronado Island for an ultra-relaxing trip.
For something fun and different, why not take a Segway tour through the city? Segways are easy to ride and so much fun to bop around on, once the tour is finished you won’t want to get off. In three hours, you can explore the Gaslamp Quarter, visit the Embarcadero, and check out Coronado Beach and the Hotel del Coronado. Kids and adults alike will love this tour.