• Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
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Discover the sun-drenched city of San Diego on a one day trip from Los Angeles, spending 13 hours exploring the city's top historic and scenic sights. Check out the coastal area of La Jolla, step on board the aircraft carrier USS Midway and explore the beautiful surroundings of Coronado Island. You'll also have time to wander through the Old Town of San Diego and shop for souvenirs at the Bazaar Del Mundo, a market offering goods from around the world. This Los Angeles to San Diego excursion also includes coach transport and live commentary during your visit.


  • 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

Explore the sunny landscape of San Diego on this day trip from Los Angeles, taking in this city-by-the-sea's top-notch beaches and its most notable sights. This San Diego one-day tour is a great way to get away from Los Angeles or add some additional sightseeing to your swing through Southern California.

Begin your San Diego excursion at either 6:30 or 7am. Your departure point is either the Los Angeles Farmers' Market or the Four Points by Sheraton in Culver City. Check with the tour operator for exact pickup time based on your departure location. Board your coach, which will transport you on the relatively quick ride down the California Coast, making your first stop off in La Jolla. This idyllic beachside community is home to a collection of million-dollar homes and the scenic environs of La Jolla Cove.

Head next to the fascinating USS Midway a decommissioned aircraft carrier that's been turned into a museum. check out the ship's 60+ exhibits on naval aviation history and marvel at the 25 vintage WWII aircraft stationed on deck. This floating history exhibit is a World War II-lover's dream.

Continue next to Coronado Island, site of the iconic Hotel Del Coronado, known as one of the largest wood-only buildings in the United States. This famous tourist spot has played host to a variety of celebrities, US presidents and movie stars over the years, and was the filming location for Some Like it Hot featuring Marilyn Monroe.

Proceed next to one of the oldest sections of San Diego in its Old Town, first settled in 1769. This historic district, known as the first European settlement on the Western Coast of the United States, features a collection of authentic adobe structures, along with the supposedly haunted Whaley House, plus much more. Stop by the area's Bazaar Del Mundo, a world market, for some souvenirs before climbing on board your coach for a relaxed ride back to L.A.

Customer Reviews

Preet S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I really enjoyed the tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour was excellent. The driver and tour guide was excellent. We enjoyed everything that we saw on this trip. I highly recommend this tour

Bryan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A very pleasant day trip to San Diego in a comfortable vehicle. Jacob was a superb guide and driver. San Diego is a lovely city so well worth the few hours on the freeway to get there and back. The itinerary covers a few of the city's key sights in the time available so met my expectations of what's reasonable in a day trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Not me

Francesca R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great trip. San Diego is lovely!

Deborah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

A marvellous trip, full of history and views of a lovely section of California.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Great drive and commentary by Giovanni!

Scotty Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Amazing place. The USS Midway was great and the City is fantastic. Highly recommend this day trip.

Christina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Very comfortable van, driver/tour guide was excellent. Allows you to enjoy San Diego for the day without the hassle of driving yourself! I only wished I could spend more time there, this tour allows you to skim the surface.

gabriela p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

San Diego was a beautiful place to visit, really great. The guide was so much fun. I actually went alone and got ended up on a private tour. Loved San Diego!

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