San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles by Train and Special Open Air Touring Van

Day Trips & Excursions in San Diego

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Drive or take the 7.15am train from Los Angeles to Oceanside. Board our specially designed windowless van to cruise down HWY 101. Stop at Balboa Park the largest urban park in the US + sight of the 1905 World's Fair. Cruise through Little Italy, Downtown San Diego including the Gaslamp district and the Embarcadero. Magnificient views on both sides of the Coronado Bay Bridge on the way to Orange Ave + the famous 110 year old Hotel Del. Over to La Jolla the jewel of San Diego for our lunch stop. Watch the seals on the cliffs before going over to the Boardwalk + Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. Next we drive up the mountain to watch the Paragliders + Hang Gliders soar off the cliffs at the Torrey Pines Glider Port. Continuing up  HWY 101 we drive through Del Mar, Cedros Ave. Design District in Solana Beach + Cardiff to arrive at the Meditation Gardens in Encinitas. Finally our last stop at Swamis surf break + back to the train.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CaliforniaSite of the LA convention center.Pass By: Little Italy, San Diego, CaliforniaPlazas, Restaurants, BarsPass By: Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CaliforniaOldest section of downtown. Entertainment district of downtown.Pass By: Downtown San Diego, San Diego, CaliforniaOffice buildings, Federal court house and immigration, Convention Center, Hotels, etc.Stop At: Coronado Island, Coronado, CaliforniaCoronado Bay Bridge, Orange Ave, Hotel Del.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, San Diego, CaliforniaThe stunning cliffs of La Jolla, the Seals and Seal Lions, Designer shops, bars and restaurants.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pacific Beach, San Diego, CaliforniaWalk along the Boardwalk. See shops, restaurants, surfers, ocean waves. Walk out onto Crystal Pier a wooden pier that was built in the 1920's.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Torrey Pines Gliderport, La Jolla, San Diego, CaliforniaWatch Paragliders and Hangliders soar off the cliffs of La Jolla.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar, CaliforniaDel Mar Race track founded by Bing Crosby in the 1930's. Dog Beach and the County Fair grounds sight of the Kaboo music festival.Pass By: Solana Beach Farmers Market, Solana Beach, CaliforniaCedros Avenue Design district home of high end designer shops, bars and restaurants.Stop At: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Encinitas, CaliforniaIncredible views of the Ocean from the cliffs. Incredible Gardens and Koi Ponds.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Swami's Beach, Encinitas, CaliforniaFamous surfing beach in Encinitas. Walk along the beach and the tidepools at low tide.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Balboa Park, San Diego, CaliforniaLargest urban park in America. Sight of the 1905 and 1915 world's fair and exposition.Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Round Trip Train Tickets from LA to San Diego

What’s not included

  • Gratuities