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

California Tower

See San Diego From New Heights!

Join us for a uniquely-San Diego experience on a California Tower tour!

Visitors are once again able to tour the California Tower, one of San Diego’s most iconic historic landmarks. Make the climb on a 40-minute guided tour highlighting the origins of Balboa Park and the histories of some of the many diverse communities that call San Diego 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.

Climb the California Tower and get a new perspective on San Diego and its history–visitors and locals alike won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

Museum of Us
1350 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Get Directions

Date & Time

Feb 18, 2020 - ongoing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recurs every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Price

$20-$25

Explore San Diego Neighborhoods

Inland Valley, Mountain & Desert

Baja California

More to explore

Events|

PRIVATE CUSTOMIZABLE ICONIC CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Jun 24, 2020 - ongoing

Journey with award winning tour guide Julie around San Diego’s cultural and historic sites—on a private tour of fun and informative must-see sightseeing hotspots.

OLD TOWN:   Take a trip into the past and learn about our rich Spanish and Mexican heritage and why we are the “Birthplace of California.” Experience our original city—colorful and festive now, but find out why it wasn’t always that way.

DOWNTOWN:  Explore these San Diego Downtown essentials: scenic San Diego Bay’s Embarcadero waterfront, the famous and vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, hip and historic Little Italy, and Petco Park.

BALBOA PARK:  The cultural heartbeat of our city; you will fall in love with the country’s largest urban cultural park and be dazzled discovering its origins as you take in its incredible vegetation, gorgeous flowers and ornate architecture.

Discover

Modeler Citizens Virtual Lecture Series

Nov 19, 2020

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum has debuted Modeler Citizens, a series of informative and entertaining presentations from an array of acclaimed railroad modelers and historians!  
 
The talks take place every other Thursday at 6 p.m. through the end of 2020 (excluding holidays) via Zoom Webinar. Margaret Harris, the museum’s Collections Curator, moderates as the featured speaker showcases their own model layout, shares a bit of San Diego railroading history, or discusses a topic of their expertise. Viewers can learn about the history of railroad competition in Temecula with Bruce Semelsberger (Oct. 1), get “behind the scenes” of the mechanics and creation of the museum’s O Gauge layout from modeler Bob Wall (Dec. 10), see a fascinating home layout courtesy of award-winning radio host “Shotgun” Tom Kelly (Oct. 29), and more! 

Discover

“To Tame a Wild Tongue” Charla (Talk)

Nov 19, 2020

Join the Charla on Thursday, November 19 at 11am for a conversation with David Avalos. A key figure in San Diego’s Chicano Art Movement, David Avalos works in sculpture, installation, and public projects. His sculptures unabashedly assert the vernacular of rasquache as a form of resilience in the face of social, racial, and economic adversity.

Discover

Fall Camp

Nov 23, 2020

Looking for something exciting, fun and educational this fall break? Students in Grades 1–3 can enjoy a variety of fun, educational, hands-on activities in our 3-day science camp.
Astronomy Adventures—Use models to uncover the differences between the planets and replicate some of the tools that scientists use to understand the mysteries of our solar system.
Mars Explorer—Build a Mars rover and create a Mars city while learning about the history of space exploration to Mars and determine how we might one day live on the red planet.
Rocket Science—Get ready for some high-flying fun! Spend the day discovering the principles of flight by building gliders and designing your own rocket that will be launched into the air.

Discover

Events

PRIVATE CUSTOMIZABLE ICONIC CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Jun 24, 2020 - ongoing
Discover

Modeler Citizens Virtual Lecture Series

Nov 19, 2020
Discover

“To Tame a Wild Tongue” Charla (Talk)

Nov 19, 2020
Discover

Fall Camp

Nov 23, 2020
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

Visitor planning guide

For the ultimate guide to planning your San Diego vacation, view and download the San Diego Visitor Planning Guide, packed with useful information that will help you plan the perfect San Diego getaway.

Download

Partners

Explore

Plan

Stay

Follow Us

Language:

English | Change Language

Select your country or region

China FlagChinaGermany FlagGermanyGreat Britain FlagGreat BritainJapan FlagJapanMexico FlagMexicoKorea FlagKoreaSwitzerland FlagSwitzerlandBrazil FlagBrazilFrance FlagFranceAustralia FlagAustraliaCanada FlagCanada USA

Or use Google Translate

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Deutsch Español Estonian Filipino Finnish Francais Galician 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 Welsh Yiddish