Explore one of the country’s best urban cultural parks. Balboa Park has a bit of everything, including grand architecture, diverse museums, cultural institutions, and captivating gardens. You...
Get away from the crowds and the tourist traps by joining San Diego Walks on small-group walking tours throughout the city. Locals know the best places to grab a bite or a craft beer - with or without a view - and our local, knowledgeable and passionate guides are ready to show off their city. Join them and find out why it will be your favorite day in sunny San Diego!
Want to tour the city with a new local friend? San Diego Walks knows San Diego as only locals do, and our knowledgeable guides want to show you around neighborhoods like Balboa Park, Liberty Station and Coronado and Old Town. You won't get lost in a crowd as our tours are small (1-15 guests), and depart five days a week. We get off the beaten path and take advantage of some of the city's best locally-owned restaurants with included food or drinks (no chain restaurants or bad souvenirs!). You'll learn about the people who shaped San Diego's past, and what lies ahead for its future.
Our Tours Include
Secrets and Highlights of Balboa Park – one of the largest urban cultural parks in the country full of architectural and botanical treasures, it’s also a place with hidden treasures and wonderful stories. Explore parts of the park that some locals don’t know about on the prettiest tour in town. Offered Tuesday - Saturday at 10am and 2pm
Old Town Tales, Tacos and Tequila - Get a taste of Mexico in San Diego’s most historic neighborhood! Explore the origins of the birthplace of California and find hidden treasures hiding in plain sight. You will also sample local delicacies such as handmade tortillas and tacos and sip some of the world’s best tequilas. Offered Tuesday - Saturday at 10am and 1pm
Coronado Bay and the Beach –This island town is a short ride from San Diego, but is a world apart. Grab a snack and see how the US Navy, multi-million dollar homes and enthusiastic beach dwellers co-exist in this charming, seaside town. Offered Tuesday - Saturday at 2pm April 1 to Memorial Day, and also at 5:30pm Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend.
Liberty Station: Cradle of the Navy - San Diego’s relationship with the US Navy goes back over a century and continues to be an important part of the city’s economy and culture. Travel back in time when modern-day Liberty Station was the Naval Training Center and millions of recruits were transformed into sailors. See where sailors slept, marched and learned important skills, and see if you can master a sailor skill too! Offered Tuesday - Friday at 10am Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Want us all to yourself? We offer Private Tours for groups big and small.
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