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San Diego Zoo Tours and Activities

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The world-famous San Diego Zoo presents a stunning variety of nature’s largest, smallest, exotic, and most endangered creatures. The epic zoo has more than 3,700 animals representing over 800 species in a beautifully landscaped 100 acres (40.5 hectares), typically in lush enclosures that replicate their natural habitat. San Diego Zoo is considered to be one of the best and well-known zoos in the world, and is a must-see attraction in sunny Southern California.

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Open daily 9am - 5pm, hours extended in some months
2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

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View more than 4,000 animals roaming in large enclosures on a 2-day visit to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This admission ticket allows you to spend two days at the Zoo, or split your time between the Zoo and the Safari Park. At the zoo, see the diverse collection of animals, many of which are not present at other zoos in the United States. The Safari Park is inspired by the Serengeti Plains in Africa and the Asian plains and is home to lions, tigers, zebras, which you can see from the a 32-acre (13-hectare) safari trail. Access to all shows and exhibits, as well as use of all the in-park transportation, are included. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.00
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$104.00

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
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$46.00
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$46.00

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
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$71.56
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$71.56
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GPS Talking GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

GPS Talking GoCar 2HR Tour: Downtown & Balboa

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Zip through downtown San Diego and Balboa Park in just two hours with the use of a GPS-enabled GoCar. You and your partner will get settled, strap on your helmets, and use the provided map and GPS to get exploring. You'll cover tons more ground than you would on foot and can use the navigating devices to make your own route.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.56
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$66.56
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GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure in San Diego

GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure in San Diego

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Discover San Diego independently by mini speedboat and mini car with 2- to 4-hour rental. Hit the town (and water) solo or with a friend. Whether you’re on land or in the water you have the freedom to explore at your leisure. Recorded commentary and GPS guidance inside the car enable you to explore the city stress-free. The sightseeing route takes you past Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter, and more.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.98
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$142.98
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San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

San Diego Zoo 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

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Meet some of the world's most exotic animals with your admission ticket to the renowned San Diego Zoo, one of California's top family-friendly attractions. More than 4,000 animals representing 800 species live in this state-of-the-art zoo, including some that are rarely seen at other zoos. Admire the animals and go in-depth during daily keeper talks and guided bus tours. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the San Diego Zoo. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.00
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$62.00

San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!

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The renowned San Diego Zoo Safari Park presents more than 3,500 animals roaming in large enclosures that replicate their natural habitat. Go on a safari adventure unlike any other outside of Africa itself, with exhibits inspired by the African Serengeti and the Asian Savanna. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Safari Park. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.00
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$62.00

San Diego Harbor Cruise

San Diego Harbor Cruise

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Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 2 hour San Diego Harbor cruise. Sit back and relax as you take in a fully-narrated tour, offering top-notch sight lines of the San Diego skyline, a cruise under Coronado Bridge, a look at the bustling US Naval fleet and a chance to spot some of the harbor’s resident sea lions. Choose between 1 and 2 hour cruise options, offering you two trips to fit your schedule and interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise

San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise

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Take an evening cruise wining and dining aboard the ‘Spirit of San Diego,’ enjoying top-notch food and drink, plus sparkling skyline views during this San Diego dinner cruise. Dig into your included gourmet meal, accompanied by a complimentary cocktail and live on-board entertainment, as you cruise 25-miles worth of California’s beautiful coastline and gaze at the twinkling stars above. You can also upgrade your cruise to include an unlimited open bar for an additional price.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.90
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$110.90

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

San Diego Premier Dinner Cruise

San Diego Premier Dinner Cruise

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On this experience, relax in style aboard a luxury dinner cruise. Enjoy panoramic views from the boat's deck and take your time over a gourmet, 3-course meal, as you cruise past twinkling city lights that ring San Diego Bay. Listen to an entertaining DJ play music and enjoy an unforgettable evening, or celebrate a birthday, anniversary or another special occasion.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$117.18
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1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1Hr GPS Self 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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$63.11
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Go City: San Diego Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

Go City: San Diego Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions

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Discover San Diego with a multi-attraction city pass that gives you free admission to your choice of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 attractions and tours. The San Diego Explorer Pass by Go City saves you up to 50% compared to buying separate attraction tickets, and is valid for 60 days from your first attraction visit. Explore top attractions like the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Natural History Museum, USS Midway Museum, or enjoy popular activities like speedboat tours and full-day bike rentals at La Jolla or Coronado Beach. Your Explorer Pass is fully-digital so you'll be able to download it to your mobile device or print it at home, and enjoy contactless entry to your choice of attractions. Please note: You can now enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans change. All passes are valid for 2 years from purchase and only become activated with your first visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$71.00
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$71.00

2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

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For a fun twist on the typical San Diego tour, first-time visitors shouldn't miss this GPS guided scooter excursion, where you can visit the city's top attractions, all while soaking up the fantastic weather. Just hop on your scooter, start cruising through the city, and feel the wind in your hair as you pass top sights. Highlights include Balboa Park, the Maritime Museum, and even the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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Early Bird - Return By 12 Noon Special

Early Bird - Return By 12 Noon Special

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SAVE UP TO $50. The EARLY BIRD 1/2 DAY SPECIAL requires the vehicle be returned to the departure location by 12:00 PM. All for the price of 2 hours in a GoCar. Let GoCar take you off the beaten path through many of San Diego’s iconic parks like the Balboa Park and Petco Park on the way to Hillcrest and back. Snap some amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see the San Diego up close. You can even park and take a stroll along if you choose. On the way back explore the boutique shopping districts of Hillcrest. This tour is approximately two hours drive time at a slow pace and has several fun, informative detours and stop options along the way. If you want to extend the tour you have the option of taking the Oldtown loop at the end of the tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.72
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$143.72
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

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
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$161.46
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$161.46

2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Balboa Park

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For a fun twist on the typical San Diego tour, first-time visitors shouldn't miss this GPS guided scooter excursion, where you can visit the city's top attractions, all while soaking up the fantastic weather. Just hop on your scooter, start cruising through the city, and feel the wind in your hair as you pass top sights. Highlights include Balboa Park, the Maritime Museum, and even the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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$81.56

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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$146.22
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$146.22
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Pacific Coast Highway Smartphone Driving Tour between LA & San Diego

Pacific Coast Highway Smartphone Driving Tour between LA & San Diego

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Hook your smartphone up to your vehicle and listen to a tour guide while you drive! Follow the suggested route along the Pacific Coast Highway and discover one of the most scenic drives in the world! Start anywhere along the route between Los Angeles or San Diego. The tour experience is the same in either direction. Learn about cities and towns nestled along the coast including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Long Beach, Dana Point, San Onofre & more! We’ll point out must-see sights like the Sunset Beach and Torrey Pines. Hear about Louis Zamperini, Crystal Cove State Park and the RMS Queen Mary. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Tour guide commentary will play automatically as you drive, using an easy to navigate live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This audio guide will keep your group entertained & engaged along the way. Each point of interest also has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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Vacation Photographer in San Diego

Vacation Photographer in San Diego

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Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in San Diego to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your San Diego vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what San Diego has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!
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  • 30 minutes
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$268.84
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Exclusive: San Diego Harbor Speed Boat, Electric Scooter and USS Midway Tour

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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$177.02

2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Old Town

2Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Old Town

On this GPS guided scooter tour you will start in historic Little Italy that was home to the Italian community, and see how it evolved into the modern business and artistic community it is today. Make your past the ships in the bay that explored the new world, or patrolled the waters in time of war, into the Gaslamp Quarter which was once San Diego’s red-light district and see how it got re-imagined into the social scene it is today. As you leave modern San Diego you will begin your tip into history as you make your way through beautiful Mission Hills, you will pass many houses and businesses 50 years old and some much older. Your jump into history will take you past Historic Fort Stockton, into Presidio Park where the old Spanish Mission used to stand, into Old Town San Diego where you can see how San Diego looked in the old west with its Spanish and American residents forming a thriving community.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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$81.56

2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Old Town

2 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Downtown & Old Town

On this GPS guided scooter tour you will start in historic Little Italy that was home to the Italian community, and see how it evolved into the modern business and artistic community it is today. Make your past the ships in the bay that explored the new world, or patrolled the waters in time of war, into the Gaslamp Quarter which was once San Diego’s red-light district and see how it got re-imagined into the social scene it is today. As you leave modern San Diego you will begin your tip into history as you make your way through beautiful Mission Hills, you will pass many houses and businesses 50 years old and some much older. Your jump into history will take you past Historic Fort Stockton, into Presidio Park where the old Spanish Mission used to stand, into Old Town San Diego where you can see how San Diego looked in the old west with its Spanish and American residents forming a thriving community.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
From
$81.56

1 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1 Hour 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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.11
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$63.11

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What are San Diego Zoo hours of operation?
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San Diego Zoo hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 5pm, hours extended in some months. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book San Diego Zoo tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since San Diego Zoo 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.
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How much does it cost to visit San Diego Zoo 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Diego Zoo costs USD 5.00. Guided San Diego Zoo tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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What''s the best way to experience San Diego Zoo?