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Transportation and Tour Companies

What's New in San Diego

Balboa Park at Night in San Diego CA

Tours and Transportation

In December 2019, GoCar San Diego, a tour company offering two-seater storytelling cars that navigate passengers around the city, added electric GoCars and scooters to their fleet. The tour company has been operating in San Diego for 14 years and recently partnered with AYRO, Inc. to bring electric, street legal three-wheeled AYRO 311 GoCars for visitors to use to tour the sights of San Diego. GoCars are equipped with a touch-screen tablet that includes GPS software that talks to and guides the driver. The company created new routes and experiences for the electric car to add to their current tours, including one-hour Harbor and Gaslamp Quarter tours, two-hour Old Meets New tours of Old Town and Downtown, four-hour Shoppers Delight tours and full day tours of Balboa Park, Point Loma and more. The company has also partnered with Phat Scooter to include an electric scooter option, including a new tour to Coronado Island via electric scooter.

In January 2020, Fit City Adventures added Pro Athlete Experiences to its outdoor adventure offerings. With the 2020 Summer Olympics adding surfing and skateboarding competitions, Fit City has partnered with local professional athletes to host experiences to teach these action sports. Damien Hobgood, pro surfer on the World Championship Tour and Surfrider Pro Team offers the unique chance to learn the basics of surfing from a pro. The surf adventure includes shaping a surfboard, enjoying local fish tacos and microbrews, and SoCal swag. Carlsbad-based pro skateboarder Ryan Gallant, featured in the EA Skate video game and owner of Visit Skateboarding,  will teach guests the basics and more at Cali Skateparks in San Diego’s North County. Other adventures include the ultimate off-road motorcycle experience: ride with professional Motocross rider Daniel Sedlak and his crew and learn how to navigate San Diego tracks and trails on two wheels.

On January 9, 2020, Taos Air, the airline launched out of Taos Regional Airport in New Mexico, began direct charter flight service to McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad in San Diego’s North County arriving Thursday, Saturday and Sunday weekly. 

In January 2020, Alaska Airlines began offering daily flights to San Diego from Santa Maria (SBP) in San Luis Obispo County, California, and Redmond, Oregon (RDM).

Air Transat will offer seasonal service to San Diego from YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Canada, from June 15–Oct. 28, 2020. The flight will arrive three times a week, on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday and will provide 189 seats.

Beginning in May 2020, Swoop Airlines, the low-cost carrier owned by Canada’s WestJet Airlines, will offer new service from Edmonton, Alberta, to San Diego. Flights will arrive on Fridays and Sundays, and beginning June 16, Swoop will add a Tuesday arrival as well.

Carnival Cruise Line announced the return of its cruise ship Miracleto operate a new winter schedule from San Diego beginning Oct. 4, 2020. The itineraries include convenient three-day getaways to Ensenada, Mexico; four-day sailings to Ensenada and Catalina Island; and five-day cruises that spend two full days in the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas. Also offered are four 15-day Carnival Journeys round-trip cruises to Hawaii departing Oct. 16 and Nov. 28, 2020, and Jan. 9 and Feb. 20, 2021. 

Guests and groups looking to give back can participate in Teams for Good, an opportunity for corporations to unite against hunger by supporting Feeding San Diego through volunteerism and giving. Groups can participate in two-hour volunteer shifts to help glean, sort and pack food before it is distributed to those in need.

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