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San Diego Hop On Hop Off

Are you looking to explore America's finest city in a carefree but exciting way? Then hop on the trolley and let the vehicle do all the work! San Diego Hop-on Hop-off bus tours make for the perfect choice. Not only do you get transported around, meaning you can leave the car behind but you can hop off whenever you fancy. Head to vibrant Coronado or visit the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Zoo or even the USS Midway. Not forgetting you can explore Little Italy and the impressive Balboa Park. With fun commentary and plenty of amusing anecdotes to keep you amused while you sit back and take in the views. Well, what more could you want? How about admission to museums, discount on other tours and the chance to really take in San Diego at it’s the best. Trolley fun times await!
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Our tips for Hop On Hop Off

  • Add some extras. Combine your hop-on hop-off bus tour with an attraction ticket. San Diego has so many top attractions to enjoy, including SeaWorld and Legoland.
  • Start early. To avoid the worst crowd, it is best to start your trolley tour as early as possible.
  • Bring essentials. It can be pretty hot and humid in San Diego. Make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, a scarf and sunglasses, along with comfortable walking shoes.
  • Ask for assistance. Don’t hesitate to ask the trolley guide or staff for assistance in case of any query or doubt.

Good to know

Love an avocado? Then San Diego is the place for you. The region produces most of these yummy fruits. Yes, they are essentially fruits!
Wild West gunslinger Wyatt Earp lived in the Horton Grand Hotel for around 7 years!
Ronald Reagan, who was the Governor at the time, was the first person to drive across the Coronado Bridge when it was completed in 1969.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to take San Diego hop-on hop-off tour?

    There are two seasons when it's best to visit, mainly because of the nicer temperatures. They are from March to May and September to November. August is high season, gets hot, and attractions will be more crowded.

  • Q: How do I get around on a San Diego trolley tour?

    The beauty of the hop-on hop-off trolleys is that you can join or leave them at any of the designated stops. Just wait until it is stopped.

  • Q: Where is the cruise port in San Diego?

    Situated within the Port of San Diego, the cruise port in San Diego can be found at two main locations: the B Street Pier and Broadway Pier. Both of these piers are nestled in downtown San Diego, in close proximity to the vibrant Embarcadero area. Not only do these piers serve as gateways to exciting cruise adventures, but they also provide convenient access to the city's myriad attractions, a variety of dining options, and transportation hubs for further exploration.

  • Q: How far is San Diego airport from cruise terminal?

    The proximity between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and the cruise terminal varies based on the particular terminal you are referring to. Generally, the airport is situated about 3 miles northwest of downtown San Diego, where the cruise terminal is located. The typical travel time by car between the airport and the cruise terminal is around 10-15 minutes, although this can vary due to traffic conditions. It is advisable to verify the exact location of your designated cruise terminal and plan your transportation accordingly to ensure a smooth and timely journey.

  • Q: How many days are enough to explore San Diego?

    To fully experience the highlights of San Diego, allocating at least three to four days is generally recommended, depending on your interests and preferred pace of exploration. Within this timeframe, you can delve into attractions like the renowned San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park's museums, stunning beaches, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and enjoy harbor cruises, vibrant dining, and entertainment scenes. If you desire to venture beyond the city to SeaWorld, LEGOLAND California, Coronado Island, or La Jolla, extending your stay would be beneficial. The more time you have, the greater opportunity to immerse yourself in San Diego's diverse attractions and activities.

  • Q: What is the validity of the ticket?

    There are several ticket options available to you, depending on your length of stay. Each bus tour will have validity from 24, 36, 48 to 72 hours. And the great thing is you can plan ahead as the vouchers are valid anywhere between 6 months to 1 year and can be used at any point during that period. Check the product page or bus tour operator for complete details.

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