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$795 Private & Custom Tours

San Diego Private Full-Day Tour of the San Diego Coast

Departs from downtown and go through Point Loma, Rosecrans National Cemetary, and the 3rd fleet naval base, up to Cabrillo National Monument where we stop for 40-minutes to enjoy the incredible views, museum and lighthouse. We descend down to Sunset cliffs park, where we stop for a few minutes and continue on to Newport Ave in Ocean Beach famous for its Haight Ashbury, Hippie Vibe. The van goes through Mission Bay park, past Belmont park in Pacific Beach and stops at the boardwalk behind the Catamaran Hotel on Mission Bay. We walk along the boardwalk, past the marina through the Catamaran Hotel and cross the street to the Boardwalk on the Ocean. It's a 45-minute stop to lounge along the boardwalk exploring the shops, restaurants and bars and sip a cool beverage while watching the people go by. Time to hit the freeway and get up to our northernmost beach ahead of the traffic, Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Volleyball, snacks, playground they have it all. Next, you'll have the opportunity to nosh on a tasty lunch at one of the many restaurants in Encinitas. (not included in the price). Off to the meditation gardens at Swamis Temple. Then we descend the stairs down the cliff to the famous surf spot called Swamis. After a brief stroll along the beach we get back in the Van past Cardiff state beach and the famous Kook statue on our way to Solana Beach. We cruise through the design district of Cedros and Fletcher Park cove down the coast to the Del Mar racetrack and the Victorian city of Del Mar. 20 minute stroll through the city and back on the bus through the magnificent coastline of Carmel Valley and up the cliffs into Torrey Pines. A stop at the Glider port to watch the parasailers soar off the cliffs of Torrey Pines. Driving past the University of California at San Diego and the Salk Institute we arrive at the Sea Caves of La Jolla. We saved the best for last with an hour and a half stop to explore the wonderful La Jolla Cove as well as the exquisite shops and restaurants of downtown La Jolla. We head back to your hotel through Bird Rock and Pacific Beach before getting on the freeway to get back to your hotel.

$149 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Tour of San Diego, La Jolla & Coronado Island

Arrive Oceanside train station at 9.14am. Board the Coastal Tours bus and depart down Highway 101 to enjoy the coastline before heading over to Balboa Park. Home to 17 museums, 3 theatres, 5 Botanical gardens + the largest pipe organ in the world. Walking around the beautiful Avenues surounded by 19th century Spanish Architecture. Back in the van we cruise through Little Italy passing the Piazzas, the central Plaza and lots of trendy bars + restaurants. Continuing along the harbor past the cruise ship terminal, the USS Midway + the Kissing Statue from World War 2 we arrive at the Convention center + the beginning of the Gaslamp District on 5th Ave. This is the heart of San Diego's downtown entertainment district. Passing the baseball stadium (Petco Park) we head across the Coronado Bay Bridge onto Coronado Island. Aircraft Carriers + thier support ships are parked at one end, Glorietta Bay + the Ferry landing on 1st Ave and Hotel Del at the end of Orange Ave. After exploring Hotel Del and Imperial Beach we arrive in Pacific Beach where we take a stroll on the Boardwalk and watch the surfers from on top of Crystal Pier.  Continuing north on 101 La Jolla the jewel of San Diego is our next stop. We take a leisurely 1 hour for lunch before climbing onto the rocks to visit with the seals. Driving up the magnificient cliffs of La Jolla we arrive at Torrey Pines Glider Port. Sitting on the deck we watch Paragliders + Hang Gliders soar off the cliffs at Torrey Pines. A brief walk brings us above the cliffs at Black's Beach. The only clothing optional beach in San Diego. Back on HWY 101 we cruise through Del Mar, the Cedros Avenue Design District in Solana Beach, the Kook Statue in Cardiff to arrive at the Meditation Gardens in Encinitas. Beautiful Koi Ponds, Plants, Flowers + peaceful energy. Our final stop, the famous surf break at Swami's beach. If it's low tide we'll be able to explore the Tidepools. Heading North along 101 through Leucadia, Carlsbad and Oceanside back to the train station to catch the 5:10pm to arrive L.A at 7PM.