Tours


NEIGHBORHOODS OF BALBOA PARK WALKING TOUR

Canyons, Bridges and Historical Homes- Our Most Popular Walking Tour!

Balboa ParkMany people don't realize San Diego has colorful canyons just minutes from Downtown. During this adventure, we experience two spectacular footbridges that overlook pristine canyons filled with wildflowers, cactus, palms and bamboo forests. The neighborhood's quiet streets are filled with beautiful homes and amazing architecture. This two hour tour starts on the outskirts of Balboa Park where there is plenty of free parking. At the end of the tour, we lead you into Balboa Park where you can enjoy its museums, restaurants and world-class San Diego Zoo at your own pace. 

Bring your camera and spirit of adventure and we’ll provide the fun and camaraderie - as well as bottled water, snacks, giveaways and surprises. There are no steep hills on this tour and it goes at a comfortable pace. We recommend guests wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat to protect them from the sun. Children must be at least 12 years old. This tour crosses over two footbridges. Guests uncomfortable with heights will be advised and accommodated. Teambuilding can be added to this tour. It begins at a quirky coffeehouse just a few minutes away from the convention center and the Downtown hotels. 
Call 619-917-6037 or request information.


CORONADO BIKING ADVENTURE TO SECRET SPOTS

Coronado

Mention San Diego and most people probably think of our world famous San Diego Zoo or Seaworld. But did you know that San Diego also has cool, eclectic neighborhoods that aren’t always mentioned in the guidebooks?

This biking tour is ideal for people of all fitness levels. There are no steep hills and we ride at a comfortable pace through colorful side streets that are filled with gorgeous beach side homes and pristine gardens. We also ride past Coronado's Golf Course while taking in  spectacular views of the beach, bay and San Diego skyline!  

If client chooses to utilize the ferry and the tour lasts longer than 2.5 hours, the per person cost would be higher. 

During this ride, you'll discover some of Coronado's true hidden gems! It's like spending a few hours with some knowledgeable friends who have a passion for the San Diego lifestyle!  Custom tours can be arranged for your family, friends and new employees. Includes Bike Rental, helmet, bottled water/light snack and a basket for the bike.

This tour is done for the public from 10:30am - 1pm, most Fridays and Sundays. Advanced reservations are required. 
Private tours can be arranged for your family, friends and employees.


DISCOVER PACIFIC BEACH & LA JOLLA BY BIKE

Discover La Jolla Bike Tour – Enjoy a nice ride through spectacular La Jolla and North Pacific Beach. During this adventure, you’ll see it all from La Jolla’s jagged Coastline to the hip boutique shops and a secret walkway that locals love.

2.5 hours   Includes Bike Rental, helmet, bottled water and a basket for the bike.

Discover Pacific Beach Bike Tour – Take a relaxed spin through one-of-a-kind Pacific Beach and Mission Bay. There are no steep hills and we go at an easy pace.Perfect for bike riders of all skill levels.  Includes Bike Rental, helmet, bottled water and a basket for the bike.

2 to 2.5 hours  

      

DOWNTOWN WITH A DIFFERENCE WALKING TOUR

An Urban Adventure

Downtown


Downtown San Diego is constantly evolving. Our Downtown walking tour takes you beyond the typical tourist destinations to discover new and unusual sights. During this 2-hour urban adventure, we stroll through fascinating landmarks like the East Village, the historical Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and the neighboring marina on San Diego Bay. We go back in time to the early 1900’s, when  Downtown was known as the Stingaree District. Some of the highlights include an outdoor museum that reveals both the historical and hysterical stories of the brothels, saloons and gambling halls of days gone by. Additional highlights include a behind-the-scenes look at the new ballpark and a must see wine bar.  

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LA JOLLA SHORES WALKING TOUR
(INCLUDES THE BIRCH AQUARIUM)

Includes Birch Aquarium,lunch and transportation from your locale. This tour is done by appointment. Stroll the Mediterranean-like La Jolla coastline, glittering with Mother Nature's most beautiful creations. Plus, see rewarding man-made wonders like the Birch Aquarium and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Note: Can be booked as a walking tour only. This tour is also available without Birch admission, lunch and transportation.  



OPEN AIR DOUBLE DECKER & LUXURY GROUP BUS TOURS 


DOWNTOWN BRIDGES, BUSES & CORONADO

Experience San Diego and Coronado Island the way it was meant to be seen – from an Open Air Double Decker Bus! Our unique London Style buses will accommodate up to 40 people. Multiple buses are available for larger group sizes. The route covers scenic streets and you get to see it all: colorful people on the streets and the outdoor bars, swaying palms, the blue sky, puffy white clouds, and a great view into the canyons and the waterfront. Note- We can do two buses if you have more than 40 people or consider a luxury charter bus, which can do 53 total people. 
Some ideas your group can experience include: 

*Secret Spots and Locals’ Favorites in the Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village
*Colorful canyons, spectacular footbridges & pristine homes near Balboa Park & the zoo.

*Hear stories of the Stingaree District & its wild history!
*Riding over the Coronado Bridge on the open air bus is a one-of-a-kind experience!
*Visit the legendary Hotel Del, and hear how it was an inspiration to the writer of the Wizard of Oz books. 
*Take a cruise around the coast, in Coronado near its great golf course, the scenic beaches and the colorful Ferry Landing.
*This tour can be done in 2, 3 or 4 hours. If it’s a 3 or 4 hour adventure, one option would be to combine it with a meal or pizza party Downtown!

Note- Some additional sights we could include: 

*Experience the Polynesian Pop Culture on Shelter Island. There is a famous Tiki Bar/Restaurant which the locals have been frequenting since the early 50s. See how you can also arrive at this location by boat. Check out the area’s unique tiki statues and tropical gardens! Enjoy a Mai Tai with the best views of the bay and city! 

*This adventure can also be done on a closed top, luxury bus.

Important: The Open Air buses are best experienced during the day time and in warmer months. 


LA JOLLA ART GALLERIES, SHOPPING & OCEANFRONT WALKING TOUR

The La Jolla Art Gallery & Waterfront Walking Tour

La Jolla
La Jolla

See first hand why so many people fall in love with La Jolla! This tour includes unique art galleries, fun boutique shops, Sea Caves and the jagged coast offering breathtaking views at every turn! With advance notice, we can add Wine & Cheese at several of the Art Galleries. Other highlights include a hidden mermaid statue that very few people---- even locals--- know about and the famous Sunny Jim’s sea cave.

Bring your camera and spirit of adventure and we’ll provide the fun and good companionship. There are no steep hills on this tour and it goes at a comfortable pace. We recommend that guests wear comfortable walking shoes with good treading, sunscreen and a hat to protect them from the sun. 
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Mermaid

The SURF AND TIKI TOUR

An Island-Style Adventure

If you appreciate the Aloha Spirit and seeing and doing what the locals love---this is the tour for you. The walk reveals over 20 Polynesian Tiki statues in Pacific Beach and Mission Bay Park and also takes you through hidden areas that aren’t mentioned in guidebooks. Pacific Beach is a quirky beach town surrounded by the ocean and bay. The tranquil areas right on the water and the unique neighborhoods we walk through are what the locals love to call home. The tour lasts approximately 2-hours as we walk at a comfortable pace for 2 to 3 miles with no steep hills. We focus on areas away from the traffic and crowds.
 
Note: For larger private groups, we can include transportation and incorporate a fun Polynesian themed show. 
 

RENT A LOCAL TOUR

Experience San Diego through the eyes of a local 

 
Balboa ParkTired of the usual mediocre tourist traps? Want to see something a little different? Imagine if you could hang out with a local for several hours and learn all about the area's hidden treasures. That's exactly what our "Rent a Local" tour is all about. You tell us what type of sights you enjoy and we'll design an adventure so cool, it'll knock your socks off!
 
 
This private, custom tour is perfect for couples or small groups up to six people. 
 
3 hour adventure  $220.00 
 
Includes water, light snack, trivia & prize giveaways. 
 
 

 

THE OUTDOOR MEETING           **New for Corporate Groups**

Don't feel like meetings need to happen indoors! 

After all, you are in San Diego.  Why not take advantage of our beautiful weather by holding your next meeting outside? And if you really want to get your team's creative juices flowing - incorporate a relaxing walk into your upcoming brainstorming session. Studies show that employees who get out of their seats and move around are happier and more productive than those who are glued to their seats all day. 

From our breath taking coastal walks to our hidden canyon trails, there's no reason to be stuck inside a stuffy conference room when you can be working outdoors. The bottom line? You'll not only improve your health, you'll increase your happiness and the quality of your work day. 

Note - this is a custom adventure that would be designed to fit your group's fitness levels.   

Want more information on how you can incorporate movement into your meetings?  Email us at tours@wheretours.com

 

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