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Old Town San Diego Tours and Activities

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Dating to 1769, Old Town San Diego is the site of California’s first European settlement. To see the district's prime attraction, stop at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park with its preserved adobe buildings and living history demonstrations such as blacksmithing. The area is also home to restaurants, shops, and live entertainment.

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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your silver, gold, or platinum day pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
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$44.00
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GoCar Talking GoCar 2Hr Tour: Downtown & Old Town

GoCar Talking GoCar 2Hr Tour: Downtown & Old Town

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Explore San Diego’s Downtown and Old Town sights in a fun and fast-paced way—on a GoCar tour. This sightseeing adventure takes the stress out of reading a map, as the car talks and shows you the way with its in-built GPS. Enjoy hearing stories as you explore the city’s most popular areas, including Little Italy, Mission Hills, Presidio Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.56
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San Diego Scenic Tour

San Diego Scenic Tour

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In just four hours, experience the scenic highlights of San Diego and its neighboring areas. Watch sea lions and pelicans on the beaches of La Jolla and capture fantastic views from the top of Mt Soledad. Soak up the Old World elegance of the mansions and Hotel Del on Coronado Island, and find peace in the urban oasis of Balboa Park. Wind through downtown and Old Town San Diego, learning about the city’s history along the way. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to just 14 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.00
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$68.00
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

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Electric Scooter & Speedboat Combo where you get to explore the bay in your very own speedboat then explore San Diego in your very own GPS guided storytelling scooter. This combo land sea adventure makes for the perfect day in San Diego. Both tours do not need to be taken on the same day.  Just book the day and time of the speedboat portion you want online and call the number above to book your scooter tour. After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a confirmation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.46
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Exclusive: San Diego Harbor Speed Boat, Electric Scooter and USS Midway Tour
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Exclusive: San Diego Harbor Speed Boat, Electric Scooter and USS Midway Tour

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Explore the wildlife, skyline, and maritime legacy of the San Diego Harbor by land and by sea on this Viator Exclusive tour. Take the wheel of a speed boat during a cruise through the ship-studded bay before hopping on a bike for a closer look at shoreline attractions like Broadway Pier and the San Diego Air Station. Finish with a guided tour of the USS ‘Midway’ aircraft carrier, featuring an interactive glimpse into both US Navy and Air Force operations.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.02
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GoCar Talking GoCar 3Hr Tour: Point Loma Adventure

GoCar Talking GoCar 3Hr Tour: Point Loma Adventure

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Drive a GoCar around San Diego's Point Loma area on this self-paced tour. No need for a tour bus or a taxi; you and your party aboard a touring car will follow a GPS route designed to show you the highlights. Depart Old Town and head for Liberty Station, the Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma ecological preserve, Sunset Cliffs, and the Ocean Beach neighborhood.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.64
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La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour

La Jolla & San Diego Beaches Tour

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The tour will depart from Old Town and head to Mount Soledad followed by four conveniently located stops where you can disembark and explore in depth. Have the chance to visit historic sites in Old Town, and bring along your beachwear to enjoy the coast. See the natural treasures of this beachy city at Mount Soledad, which offers 360-degree views over San Diego.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$891.00
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San Diego GPS Talking GoCar: Best Value - All Day for the Price of 5 Hours

San Diego GPS Talking GoCar: Best Value - All Day for the Price of 5 Hours

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The all day Everything Tour is fun for the whole family, and lets you see nearly everything San Diego has to offer. From the historic Gaslamp Quarter where the fun is always happening and the iconic Horton Plaza where the shopping is just as fun as navigating the mall. You will see the beautiful rose garden of Balboa Park and the natural Beauty of the Point Loma Ecological preserve where you can wade through the tide pools looking at sea anemones, crabs, lobster, fish and the occasional octopus. You can walk around Ocean Beach and San Diego’s famous Maritime Museum, experience the always beautiful Balboa park where a Family photo is a must, and stroll through Old Town San Diego and see how San Diego has changed over the centuries from the small Mission and Mexican community it was to the Most Beautiful City in America. *If booking more than 2 people please submit separate orders!
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.22
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San Diego GoCar Talking 4Hr GoCar Tour: Shoppers Delight

San Diego GoCar Talking 4Hr GoCar Tour: Shoppers Delight

This tour is essential for anyone who really wants to get out and really experience San Diego. It takes the best parts of our Downtown, Balboa and Old Town tours, and gives you plenty of time to do all three tours, while also stopping and really checking out the sights of San Diego. You will have more than enough time to park the car and tour the Maritime Museum and check out all of the ships, navigate through the unique Horton Plaza mall, and the Gaslamp Quarter to see all the sights of Downtown. From there you can peruse around Balboa park on foot and really take in the sights and sounds of Balboa and even go to one of the many museums that are always open, and stop to smell the roses in our Rose Garden with over 800 different varieties of roses. All along this tour are many great spots to stop and take pictures, eat, drink, relax and truly experience why San Diego truly is America’s Finest City. *If booking more than 2 people please submit separate orders!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.43
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Old Town Scavenger Hunt, Walking Tour

Old Town Scavenger Hunt, Walking Tour

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Explore the history and hot spots of your location by solving scavenger hunt and trivia style riddles on this engaging walking tour. Your team will earn points and be guided farther along the route with every riddle. Play from the convenience of your smartphone whenever you’re ready for an adventure!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.02
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Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour of San Diego

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Get your fiesta started in San Diego on a food and walking tour through historic Old Town. Visit some of the district's finest Mexican restaurants to sample tasty dishes, tequila cocktails, and hear mariachi music. Learn about the history of California and the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans and gold rush prospectors that influenced Old Town's growth. You even hear some ghostly tales at Whaley House and an old cemetery. Get insider tips from your guide about authentic Mexican cuisine and other great places to visit on this fun tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.34
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

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Explore San Diego at your own pace with a full-day ticket to ride a hop-on, hop-off trolley through the city. Simply board the trolley at your cruise ship’s port of call and visit historic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods at eleven centrally-located stops. Get a glimpse of California’s past in Old Town then see the magnificent ships that moor at the bustling waterfront; grab a spot on a beach to watch surfers catch breaking waves, and try to spot the famous ghost at the elegant Hotel del Coronado.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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1Hr GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1Hr GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

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This GPS guided scooter tour takes you on a multi-cultural tour of San Diego, starting in Little Italy, where you learn about the rise and fall of San Diego’s Italian population, your tour continues past the maritime history museum, the USS Midway, and into beautiful Seaport Village. You also get to travel past Horton Plaza which just begs be visited again after the tour ends. After Horton Plaza you make your way into the heart of San Diego, with a quick loop around the Home of San Diego Padres, and into the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, which after its reinvention is MUCH more family friendly then it used to be. As you leave the Gaslamp Quarter you will enter Banker’s Hill with is unique shops, also borders the always beautiful Balboa Park. Tour Highlights: • Little Italy • Maritime Museum • U.S.S. Midway • Seaport Village • Horton Plaza • Historic Gaslamp Quarter • Petco Park • Bankers Hill
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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The San Diego Tour from South Orange County
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The San Diego Tour from South Orange County

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Pack a ton of San Diego sights into one day during this San Diego tour with Orange County pickup and drop-off included. You’ll explore the beaches of La Jolla, Seaport Village, Downtown San Diego, and Coronado Island with three brothers who grew up in Southern California as your guides. Not only do your guides know the area well, they also know the best times to visit these popular spots for the best experience possible.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.10
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Luxury Private Wine Tasting Tour to Guadalupe Valley from San Diego
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Luxury Private Wine Tasting Tour to Guadalupe Valley from San Diego

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We offer the best wine tasting tours to Guadalupe Valley starting from San Diego! You will visit three artisan wine makers in the heart of the valley where you will enjoy tastings of delicious reds, whites and roses. You will experience a tour of the wine making process and enjoy a succulent BajaMed style lunch at Finca Altozano. Tour starts at 9:00am and back in San Diego by 7:30pm. Times are approximations, wineries and restaurant subject to change based on availability and weather conditions. This is a Private tour. You will have a private van for your party. No strangers. Minimum of four passengers per booking needed. Due to covid-19 we are not running public tours, only private tours. Public tours will resume after January, 2021.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.00
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Tijuana Cultural Private Day Tour
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Tijuana Cultural Private Day Tour

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If you really want to experience Tijuana like a local, this six hour cultural driving tour is for you! Experience the real charm of the city while walking the main streets of Tijuana while interacting with locals at the city market, museum and Avenida Revolucion. Visit the infamous Trump's wall and enjoy some time at the beach. Try local craft beer, Tequila and Mescal. Visit the Caesars restaurant where the Caesar's salad was invented and have free time for curios shopping. Also learn about the culture at the CECUT center and botanical gardens in Zona Rio. And for lunch, enjoy the real Mexican tacos with lots of guacamole and salsa! You will have a private vehicle for your party. No strangers. Minimum of four people per booking needed.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private San Diego CITY TOUR

Private San Diego CITY TOUR

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We offer a fully guides non scripted tour of the city in our cool open top buses. Photo opportunities throughout the tour and stops to get out and visit the major points in the city
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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All Day San Diego City and Shopping Tour

All Day San Diego City and Shopping Tour

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Make the most of your limited time in San Diego on a 7-hour small group tour.  Provided transportation takes you to each location, which spares you the stress of navigating the city’s traffic on your own.  Stop to explore La Jolla, Balboa Park, Old Town, and much more. The tour also includes a free trip to Las Americas Outlet, where you enjoy unbeatable deals at 125 stores.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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San Diego Driving Tour: Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, and Old Town

San Diego Driving Tour: Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, and Old Town

Discover the compelling character of California’s second-largest city, renowned for its fascinating Mexican heritage, resplendent gardens, historic streets and fine stretch of Pacific Coast. On the San Diego half day highlights tour you will visit many of the city’s major historical sites, neighbourhoods and parks, including Balboa Park, the elegant architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter, the Old Town’s rich culture and the beautiful coastal stretch of La Jolla - plus more. Through the local insight of your private guide, you will be introduced to some of San Diego’s lesser-known corners with plenty of opportunity to grab some fabulous photographs of the city’s most picturesque landmarks, be it quaint Victorian streets, bloom-filled gardens and the upscale mansions of La Jolla’s monied elite, or the stunning cliff-strewn coastline that are home to seals, marine birds and rugged sea caves.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$395.00
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Private and Small Group San Diego and La Jolla Tour

Private and Small Group San Diego and La Jolla Tour

Meet your dedicated guide for a private, flexible tour of San Diego and La Jolla. With round-trip private transportation, it's easy to check all of the most important sights of the area off your list. Stops include Mt. Soledad, Coronado Island, Balboa Park, Old Town, and others.
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  • 4 hours
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Old Town Tales, Tacos and Tequila in San Diego

Old Town Tales, Tacos and Tequila in San Diego

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Meet your guide and group at Old Adobe Chapel, which can be credited for saving Old Town San Diego thanks to a 1884 book. Continue on to one of the most haunted homes in Southern California, also unusual for its architecture and building materials. After a view of some Victorian architecture we'll embark on a brief hike to the original location of the Presidio and Mission when the Spanish first settled here. Admire the outline of some of the 18th-century structures and learn about the indigenous tribes who lived here for thousands of years. Back in town, visit a hundred year old Catholic church that is a descendant of the original Mission, followed by a stroll through a landmark cemetery with graves dating back to the 1850s. Our final stop is a local Tequileria to learn about the many different kinds of tequila. Enjoy a taste or select another beverage of your choice.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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San Diego Electric Chariot Rental

San Diego Electric Chariot Rental

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LED-lights flashing in sync with riders’ favorite music, electric-power three-wheelers allow tourists explore San Diego in a fun and eco-friendly manner. One vehicle is enough to enjoy a little mobile party in a company of friends or family. Fans of an independent adventure drive the four-riders bikes on their own, while those who love insider’s stories may opt for a chariot tour with a knowledgeable local guide.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.88
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San Diego Private 7 Hrs Day Trip.

San Diego Private 7 Hrs Day Trip.

Visit the city of San Diego from Anaheim with ease on this full-day private tour. Travel in a private transfer to San Diego, where you can customize your itinerary to suit your interests. Choose to visit Old Towne San Diego, the Gas Lamp District, the San Diego Waterfront, Balboa Park, and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$557.00
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San Diego 10 Hrs Private Day Trip.

San Diego 10 Hrs Private Day Trip.

Make your 10 Hrs San Diego Day Trip, easy, and pleasant by making an affordable RapidShuttle Private, Direct, Non-Stop reservation that fits your budget. Because you are Not sharing the ride with other travelers, your schedule is based on your or your party travel arrangements. San Diego is home to USS Midway Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and many other attractions. Avoid the cruises liners ship over-price, crowds and overstuffed bus tours on your Outlet Mall Shopping Trip. Take a private shore excursion into the city instead, one that caters specifically to what you and your small group want to see. Rather than tying yourself down to a rigid itinerary, customize your shore time to suit your tastes.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$867.00
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Should I book Old Town San Diego tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Old Town San Diego can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 29 Old Town San Diego tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Old Town San Diego 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Old Town San Diego costs USD 39.02. Guided Old Town San Diego tours start around USD 39.02 per person. See all 29 Old Town San Diego tickets and tours on Viator.
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