Explore San Diego's most entertaining attractions on the Old Town Trolley. Follow your own schedule throughout the entire day while hearing humorous and historically rich stories from the trolley driver during the relaxing ride. There are 10 stops located close to all the popular attractions, which will surely make your tour a remarkably convenient one. Explore the city on your own schedule as you hop off at the sights that interest you and hop back on whenever you're ready to continue your San Diego adventure.
Start the 25-mile tour from any of the 10 listed stops. Stay on the entertaining tour to hear intriguing narrative as you learn about "America's Finest City," or hop on and off any of the stops to be your own tour leader. Each stop provides guests with an informative and fascinating aspect of San Diego. How many stops you are able to visit depends solely on the time of year, and how much time you spend at each captivating attraction. Old Town offers 25 restaurants and frequently hosts cultural events throughout the year. Coronado's small town feel also tempts guests to stay for extended time. In addition to those two popular stops, make sure to visit Old Town State Park and Little Italy.
Take ownership of your San Diego adventure by choosing to stay or hop off the Old Town trolley. Learn about San Diego's history from the tour guide as you ride, and tour the city at your own pace.
Please Note: This tour operates from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM from April to October and from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from November to March. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete a full loop on the trolley. Tours depart from boarding locations every 30 minutes.
The trolley stops at the following locations:
We had Sally as our guide, she was fantastic, very friendly, lots of little jokes. Best of all was the information she gave us and the way she gave it, not yelling (like some other guides) She made the trip! thank you Sally
Reviewer: Rob & Nora Russell
We had a great time on this tour, such a beautiful city & so much to see, only wish we had more time to explore all the wonderful stops. Bus connections were good with very little wait time. One of our drivers had a great sense of humour when delivering his tour talk. Coronado Island was our favourite! Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting San Diego.
Reviewer: Tim & Jen
This tour was the best. It's the best way to get around San Diego. BOXCAR was our driver. He was AWESOME!
This was a great way to see & learn about the city. We got off on two different stops - for lunch & one just to explore. Very convenient.
We took a cruise to Mexico and one of the stops was San Diego. We purchased the Hop on Hop Off excursion through the Shore Excursions Group. It was cheaper for us to purchase through them than through Princess cruises. We rode the bus to Coronado Island. Along the way were various stops to the Sea Village, downtown and then on to Coronado Island. The tour guide was knowledgeable about all the scenic history of the places we past. We got off near the Coronado Hotel. We visited shops along the way then headed to the hotel. We walked inside and looked around. We got back on the Hop on Hop Off and headed to Old Mexico for lunch. Along the way we passed the zoo and the park and saw some interesting things. You could get off and explore these places but we wanted to get to Old Town. We had lunch at the Old Mexican Cafe. It was good and the service was good. I recommend this excursion if you want to see San Diego on the cheap. Everyone was pleasant and we still talk about the experience.