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    Pass By: Another Side Of San Diego Tours, 300 G St, San Diego, CA 92101-6920

    After meeting your insightful guide downtown, take a seat inside the comfortable minivan to start your full-day exploration of San Diego, one of Southern California’s most scenic cities. Throughout this driving tour, you'll stop at a number of prime spots where you can hop out of the van for photo ops and to enjoy bottled water and provided snacks.


    Pass By: Coronado Bridge, State Route 75 South Embarcadero, San Diego, CA 92101

    The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge is a symbol of the San Diego area-just as the Golden Gate or San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridges.

    Stop At: Coronado Island, 1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3407

    "The Crowned One" in Spanish, Coronado island is a jewel of the coast. Surrounded by silvery mica-laced beaches, and full of art galleries, small shops, and renowned restaurants, it is a beach paradise. The island has been attracting visitors since before the 1880s and is a must-see for any vacationer looking for that SoCal beach experience.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1462

    The main port from the island to San Diego Downtown offers an unparalleled view of the city. Iconic shops and restaurants line the shoreline as soon as you step off of the dock.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Coronado Beach, Coronado, CA 92118

    The Coronado Beach is popular with surfers and sunbathers alike. The sands are silvery and smooth, complete with a backdrop of historic homes and a dog run at the end.

    Pass By: Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118, USA

    The Hotel Del Coronado is a historic building with classic bright red Victorian architecture that's overlooked the waters of Coronado Beach for 130 years. Known for hosting many celebrities and US presidents, the Del was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977.

    Stop At: Embarcadero, Harbor Drive between Market and Grape streets Broadway Pier, San Diego, CA 92101

    The Embarcadero lays along the eastern side of San Diego Bay, Embarcadero meaning "landing place". The Embarcadero is home to the USS Midway museum, Seaport Village, many popular modern restaurants, and the famous Unconditional Surrender 'victory kiss' statue.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Gaslamp Quarter, Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101

    During the tour we stop at the Gaslamp Quarter for a 1 hour lunch-break.

    The Gaslamp Quarter, known as the Historic Heart of San Diego, is a 16 block downtown neighborhood full of nightlife and world-renowned restaurants. Full of Victorian architecture and small museums, as well as Horton Plaza Park and Petco Park, it's a must-see.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660

    Balboa Park is a 1,200 acre park full of museums, the beautiful Spanish Art Village, restaurants and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. It was placed in reserve in 1835 and remains one of Americas oldest public parks, right in the heart of downtown San Diego.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, 2455 Park Boulevard Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92104

    The Rose Garden of Balboa Park features a stunning 1,600 roses of 130 species with new species and verities of roses added every year. The garden is in bloom throughout March to December and is a three-acre walk of color and beauty.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Spanish Village Art Center, 1770 Village Pl Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1651

    The Spanish Art village was originally constructed in 1935 for the California Pacific International Exposition, it designed as a colorful vibrant small courtyard meant to invoke the feeling of being transported to a country village in Spain. Today it is a thriving community of artisans, everything from blacksmiths to glass-blowers to basket weavers.

    Pass By: Botanical Building and Lily Pond, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660

    The Botanical Building houses over some 2,100 tropical plants, ferns and palms, and full of seasonal flowers all reflected beautifully in the long glimmering lily pond. Built for the1915 to 1916 California Pacific International Exposition, it is a unique and well loved portion of the park.

    Stop At: La Jolla Cove, 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600

    A picturesque beach surrounded by water-carved cliffs and full of tidepools and favorite seal spotting areas. The shoreline is protected as part of a marine reserve and full of barely-touched natural beauty.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: El Prado, San Diego, CA

    The El Prado in Balboa Park is a historic district and part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The complex contains the Cabrillo Bridge, the Museum of Man, Alcazar Garden, the Japanese Friendship Garden, the San Diego Museum of Art and much more.

    Stop At: Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037

    Crowned with a white cross, the Mt. Soledad memorial honors living and dead soldiers from the Revolutionary War all the way to the modern War on Terror. It features black granite slabs honoring everyone from Presidents, to the common every-day solider protecting American freedoms.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Another Side Of San Diego Tours, 300 G St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Transport by luxury car or SUV.
    • Water and snacks
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Please arrive at 8:45am to check-in, this is a semi-private tour so there will be other guests! If you are late the tour may depart without you. Please be courteous to other guests by arriving early and on time for the tour.
    • Lyft & Uber: We are listed on the ride share apps as 'Another Side Of San Diego Tours'. Ride-shares are the preferred and best way for our guests to come to us.
    • Parking Option 1: The LAZ Parking lot is located at 8th Ave. and G Street. The address is: 665 8th Ave San Diego, CA 92101
    • Parking Option 2: The Park-It-On-Market lot is located at 7th Ave. and Market Street. The address is: 614 Market St. San Diego, CA 92101
    • Parking Option 3: The next closest all day lot is at the corner of 2nd Ave. and Island. The lot is directly across from 100 Harbor Club Dr. San Diego, CA 92101 **Not available from 7/1 thru 7/31 due to Comic Con***
    • Most travelers can participate
    • A minimum of 4 people are required for this tour to go. Solo travelers welcome.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    During our anniversary trip, my husband and I enjoyed the private version of the San Diego Highlights Tour. From booking to drop-off, the tour experience was seamless. When I booked the trip, I received a call from the company's owner, and we had a delightful conversation about
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    We spent the day with Jeff as our guide and had a great day. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We learned so much about the area in the day with him- It was a great way to learn about the neighborhoods of San Diego and the surrounding areas. Thank you for a great day-
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    I was in San Diego for a conference, booked a tour at the last minute and was so glad I was able to be included in a previously scheduled private Highlights Tour. Tour guide Jeff took myself and another couple on a 4 hour tour of Coronado, Balboa Park and La Jolla. Jeff was
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    Preston our guide was really funny and empathetic and he showed us really nice spots in town. He knew good stories about every place we stopped. Definitely would recommend doing a tour with them.
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    Another Side of San Diego exceeded all my expectations of what we would see in San Diego on our tour. Great tour guide, great transportation, and amazing knowledge about the beautiful San Diego and all its awesome beach towns. Highly recommend and can’t wait to take their
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    Response from anothersidetours, Owner at The San Diego Highlights Tour
    Responded Sep. 12, 2019
    Dear Randi, It was my absolute pleasure to host you and Joe today. I am so glad that the circumstances presented themselves to where I could personally be your tour guide. It was really a blessing to meet both of you and I couldn’t be more happy about your feedback. We look forward to hosting you this weekend in Los Angeles. And hopefully when we open our office in Las Vegas you can come out there for a vacation too. Thanks again for your support of everyone here at our little tour company. Your review means more to us than we could ever say. Safe travels and we can’t wait to host you on “another” wonderful tour soon! All The Best, Kenneth
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