arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up play-button plus tab-indicator dots close menu search facebook google-plus instagram pinterest rss twitter tiktok youtube rss-two heart Check FeaturedBadge linkedin minus apps placeholder linkedin

California Tower

See San Diego From New Heights!

Enjoy a uniquely-San Diego experience at one of our city’s most iconic historic landmarks. Make the climb on a guided tour that highlights the origins of Balboa Park and the histories of some of the many diverse communities that call the region home. All tours culminate in breathtaking 360-degree views of San Diego from the Tower’s eighth-floor viewing deck–from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Cuyamaca Mountains in the east, and beyond.

 Learn more about the California Tower, what to expect on a tour, and get a sneak peek of the views at CaliforniaTower.org.

Museum of Us
1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Get Directions

Contact Info

6192392001
museum@museumofus.org

Date & Time

Jan 16, 2024 - ongoing
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tours are at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
Recurs every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Price

$10-$29.95

Explore San Diego Neighborhoods

Inland Valley, Mountain & Desert

Baja California

More to explore

Events|

Funky Fusions: MCASD Summer Camp

Jul 8 - Jul 12, 2024


Get funky this summer at MCASD!

We will make masks inspired by Gerald Clarke, scarves inspired by Yinka Shonibare, and mixed media art jewelry inspired by artists in our featured exhibition, Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today.

Learn how contemporary artists combine materials and ideas to make exciting new art.
Play with different styles as you go on an adventure through the Museum.
Hands will get messy while mixing and matching mediums and learning about the elements of art.

Discover

Gaslamp - San Diego History Tours

May 31, 2023 - ongoing

Join us on an unforgettable adventure through the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District. Our Walking History Tour brings the past to life with fascinating tales, stunning architecture, and a dash of humor. Be prepared for captivating stories, laughter, and a deeper understanding of Gaslamp's vibrant history. A fun and insightful journey awaits!

Discover

Boarded! Pirate Adventure on 16th Century Galleon

May 18, 2024

This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew, trained how to navigate, sword fight, bail water from a sinking ship, escape from the King’s Jail, swab the deck and other pirate skills. Performances are 90 minutes.

Choose from two show times at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p,m. (please check-in 15~30 minutes before)

General admission included making the experience an excellent value and opportunity to explore the waterfront museum fleet and exhibits before or after your Boarded experience.

2024 Boarded Pirate Adventure dates are Saturdays on March 23, May 18, July 13, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 30 and Dec 28.

Discover

Liberty Station: From Barracks to Brews

Mar 21, 2024 - ongoing

Calling all new recruits! Join a local guide and get an inside look at what it was like to join the navy. Learn some sailor skills, explore the buildings essential to training, learn fun facts about the recruit experience, and gain an understanding of the history of the Naval Training Center. Cap off the tour with a snack and your very own certificate of “graduation.”

Tour Highlights

Learn important sailor skills without having to drop and give us 20
Explore recruit life by visiting buildings essential to training such as barracks, the mess hall, and other facilities
Using historic photos, we’ll compare the recruit experience with the modern-day visitor’s experience
Celebrate the completion of your “training” by raising a brew (or comperable beverage)

PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE;  CLICK "TICKETS" FOR DETAILS

Discover

Events

Funky Fusions: MCASD Summer Camp

Jul 8 - Jul 12, 2024
Discover

Gaslamp - San Diego History Tours

May 31, 2023 - ongoing
Discover

Boarded! Pirate Adventure on 16th Century Galleon

May 18, 2024
Discover

Liberty Station: From Barracks to Brews

Mar 21, 2024 - ongoing
Discover

Stay in touch

Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.

Sign Up

Partners

Explore

Plan

Stay

Follow Us

Language:

English | Change Language

Select your country or region

China
Germany
Great Britain
Japan
Mexico
Korea
Switzerland
Brazil
France
Australia
Canada
USA

Or use Google Translate

Afrikaans
Albanian
Arabic
Belarusian
Bulgarian
Croatian
Danish
Deutsch
Español
Estonian
Filipino
Finnish
Francais
Georgian
Greek
Haitian-Creole
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malay
Maltese
Nederlands
Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Slovenian
Swahili
Swedish
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Ukranian
Vietnamese
Yiddish