Welcome to Seal Beach

Although the town's east side is dominated by the sprawling retirement community Leisure World and the huge US Naval Weapons Station (look for grass-covered bunkers), all that fades away along the charming Main St and the oceanfront.

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Seal Beach activities

$149 Tours & Sightseeing

San Diego Coast Day Tour

The coastal tour begins at Cabrillo National Monument which has the best views of San Diego Harbor. The museum displays the artifacts from when Cabrillo landed in 1542. Up the hill to the first lighthouse in San Diego and the lighthouse museum. Steep drive down to the water and Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach. Past the bars and restaurants on Newport Ave into Mission Bay and Pacific Beach. Take a quiet stroll along the bay behind the Catamaran Hotel before crossing over to the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk on the ocean. Check out the old wooden Crystal Pier before heading to our furthermost northern beach town of Encinitas. A stop for lunch and then over to the beautiful tranquil gardens, Koi ponds and exquisite bluff views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A short ride over to one of the best surfing spots in North County called Swami's. We descend the long spiral stairs down to the tidepools on the beach. Back in the van to cruise along Highway 101 through Cardiff, San Elijo, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley and up the grade into Torrey Pines. At our next stop we watch the Hang Gliders and Parasailors soar off the cliffs at Torrey Pines Glider Port. Winding our way down to La Jolla Shores to watch the kayaks launch on their journey to the sea caves. Entering La Jolla Cove we are on top of the sea caves and walk down to Seal Beach where everyone can watch the seals playing in there native habitat. Back up to Prospect Street through downtown to La Jolla Blvd and on our way back to the hotel through Bird Rock and Pacific Beach.For a completely different feel, opt to head east to the rural countryside and the old gold mining town of Julian, (a Unesco Heritage Sight) located at the junction of 3 different mountain ranges. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and breathe in the country air. After lunch and famous home grown apple pie and ice cream the tour will start the 2400 foot descent down to the desert floor and arrive at Anza Borrego State Park visitor's center. The largest desert state park in the nation. Catch the setting sun on our return to downtown.

$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Orange County - Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) Tour

Our Orange County Tour gives our Guests a rich historical overview of our sun-drenched county and fabulous coastline and beaches as they travel along the coast.  Starting in Seal Beach and the Naval Weapons Station, cruising past wet lands and estuaries, down the coast to Surf City USA, Huntington Beach -once the location of vast fields of oil wells now home to the US Open of Surfing the largest in the US.   Guests may stroll the classic pier or along the avenues with surf monuments and surf shops.  We next enter Newport Beach with multi-million dollar homes and yachts, traveling onto Balboa Island for a possible local favorite chocolate covered banana.  Continuing on down to the quaint beach town of Laguna Beach, guests are given a break to wander and have lunch through this lovely seaside village best known for the Laguna Art Festival/Pageant of The Masters and Sawdust Festival. From there we transport them to the “top of the world” view point to see miles out to sea or most of orange county for incredible views of the coast.  Then we finish at Dana Point Harbor with it’s scenic harbor and 2,500  boats of all sizes. How the day will go:Get picked up at your Orange County hotel (or custom location).Be transported by a new high-roof dual-air conditioned extra large van with good music to match the scenery, plugs to charge your phone, big windows to see the views and take pictures from, and your fun and knowledgeable tour guide to give you history and stories for each area your seeing!As you're driven south along PCH, hear the history and stories of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Balboa Island, and Newport Beach.Stop at multiple different view spots with time to stretch your legs, get that perfect picture!Enjoy lunch in downtown Laguna Beach at one of the many cool restaurants in the area.As you continue to be driven south along PCH, hear the history and stories of Laguna Beach and Dana Point.Enjoy a comfortable ride back to your Orange County area hotel (or custom location) to finish out the day and be back with time to relax and prepare for your dinner plans that night!Included:fully narrated tour by your local knowledgeable and fun tour guide/driverwater and snacks perfect picture spots!stop for lunch (lunch cost not included in tour price)pick-up and drop-off from Orange County area hotels and custom locations