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Embarcadero History & Photo Tour

1 Hour | Waterfront Ghost Tour

Experience the historical side of San Diego. Starting in front of the Maritime Museum’s fascinating collection of ships, this 1.5-mile, 1.5-hour walking tour along San Diego’s Embarcadero covers the full range of San Diego’s history from the days of the Kumeyaay to the region’s first sighting by Spanish explorers; through San Diego’s important aviation firsts; and the key role the city and bay played for the Navy. 

There will be plenty of opportunities for photos as the tour covers architecture, art, baseball history, and some of the famous movies shot in San Diego. Passing by Dead Man’s point you will end at the jail cells of the old police headquarters.

Schedule: Monday - Thursday & Saturday - Sunday 10:30am – 12pm, Friday 1:30-3pm & Monday - Sunday 5:30-7pm

Schedule is subject to change. Please verify dates at

Neighborhood: Downtown

Maritime Museum

1492 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 781-8013

Date & Time

Aug 13, 2021 - ongoing
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday-Thursday & Saturday-Sunday 10:30am – 12pm, Friday 1:30-3pm & Monday-Sunday 5:30-7pm
Recurs every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday




Featured Deal

Kids Go Free at Murder n' Mayhem

Murder n Mayhem
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

1 Free child admission per paid adult. Valid only for the Embarcadero Waterfront History Tour. Reservations must be made in advance.

Come join us as we visit the lighter side of San Diego. You will learn interesting facts and hear entertaining stories about the history of sunny San Diego along the Embarcadero Waterfront. You might even recognize a few of the locations from famous movies. 

Getting there

1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Meet in front of the Maritime Museum . (Reservations must be made in advance.)

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Feb 11 - ongoing

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Private Coastal Wine Tasting Tour

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Cruise South along the San Diego coast in our private van to visit our three Carruth Cellars Tasting Rooms in Carlsbad, Solana Beach and Little Italy; enjoy an in-depth dive into Carruth Cellar's wine, winemaking practices, history and our communities!

$138 non-members | $110 for members
(Members, check your emails for the discount code)

Available for groups of 4-6. Includes a tasting flight and glass of wine (6 tastings + 1 glass), charcuterie board, wood fired pizza, transportation and private tour guide/wine educator. Receive an additional discount on any wine purchases made the day of your tour!

* Please note that tours start at our CARLSBAD VILLAGE Tasting Room! Coming from downtown? We recommend taking the coaster (our Tasting Room backs up to the Carlsbad Coaster Station) or an Uber to Carlsbad!



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Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2021

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Private Coastal Wine Tasting Tour

May 4 - ongoing

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