4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

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  • Location:Los Angeles, California
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles

Explore sunny San Diego and visit some of Southern California's most exquisite sights on this day trip from Los Angeles. Spend time in La Jolla, explore the USS Midway, a real United States aircraft carrier, and tour Coronado Island. Stroll through San Diego's Old Town and browse Bazaar Del Mundo, the local world market!


  • Full-day trip to San Diego from Los Angeles
  • Entrance to the USS Midway Museum
  • Tour La Jolla, the seaside village
  • Explore San Diego's Old Town and Bazaar Del Mundo
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation in a deluxe van or bus

What You Can Expect

San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles

San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles

Enjoy both beauty and history on this day trip from Los Angeles to San Diego as you see beautiful beaches and famous sites. After boarding a comfortable motor coach in Los Angeles, you’ll head down the sunny Southern California coast to San Diego, stopping first in the seaside village of La Jolla. Here you will glimpse magnificent homes of the new "Beverly Hills" and stop at La Jolla Cove.

When your stopover in La Jolla comes to an end, you’ll travel to the next highlight of your San Diego tour, the USS Midway! This decommissioned aircraft carrier is now a museum – you’ll find more than 60 different naval aviation exhibits and even a collection of 25 restored WWII aircraft. This museum is truly a WWII-buff’s dream.

Next, you will continue along the Southern California coast to Coronado Island. This beautiful island is home to the Hotel Del Coronado, the largest all-wood building in America, made famous by Marilyn Monroe in the movie Some Like it Hot. It's a favorite among heads of state, US presidents and Hollywood’s most famous stars. After you’ve explored Coronado, you will travel Old Town San Diego.

San Diego’s Old Town was founded in 1769 and is the site of the first European settlement on the West Coast. In Old Town, you’ll find the original village, including five original adobe buildings, the Whaley House (rumored to be haunted) and much more. You’ll also have time to visit the world market, Bazaar Del Mundo. Browse the market’s wares before returning to your coach for the scenic drive back to Los Angeles!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It ended up being just myself, my son and the tour guide. It was a pleasant trip and the tour guide Armin was great.

Laksmi H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The trip was amazing. A lady who is the guide and the driver was very patient, understanding, gave me very interesting information about all the places we passed and went. Sorry I forgot her name nut I remember that she was born in Brazil. I was the only person in the tour but it was not cancelled.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The tour was fantastic. Our tour guide Michael was very knowledgable and engaging throughout the trip to San Diego. Shame it was a rainy day but we still got to see the beauty of a great Californian city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Loved it! Fantastic day! Your guide was very helpful, informative and fun! Would
Highly recommend doing this tour if wanting to do San Diego in one day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Magnifico tour. Guia muy profesional.

Kay Auld
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

I would give this trip 10 stars if I could,mi honestly could not praise it enough. Richard our guide was wonderful. He was very friendly and extremely knowledgable. We were picked up 6.30am and returned at 7.30pm. We stopped off at lovely places and had plenty of time to look around, Richard was on hand to answer any questions and knew more about the area than the locals. There was only 6 of us on the tour so it was very intimate. My favourite part was old town San Diego, very interesting and was took some amazing photos.
I do not have one bad thing to say about this trip, it inspired me to book San Diego as my next holiday.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Thanks for the fantastic day
Very well organised and run
Highly recommend
Yelena ,


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Both, driver and guide were excellent. We had a wonderful trip and got a lot of interesting impressions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The tour was good! Our tour guide Eli was very friendly and informative. It was a trip to remember!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

very nice natural scenary. We enjoyed it very much

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