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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

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!

Dan L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Great guide. Smooth trip. Very glad we went. Thank you!

Lil S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It turned out to be just the two of us on this tour so it was like have a private tour to San Diego. Our drive Armin was awesome and showed us lots of different things from the drive from LA to SD.

susanjxu USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Tour is great. It ends up that I'm the only guest on the tour. I had great time in San Diego. Dorret is a wonderful woman. Thank you.

Gemma F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

I really enjoyed this day trip to San Diego! I ended up having a private tour with Richard who was a great guide. He knew lots of interesting trivia and all of the best places around San Diego. I had a great time and I feel I got to see a lot of San Diego in a short period of time. Thanks Richard!


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 Indonesia

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.

Alana D

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!

Jose A P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Magnifico tour. Guia muy profesional.

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