Private Driving Tour of San Diego Beaches in San Diego, CA

Travel CuriousTony Gwynn's Statue in 'Park at the Park' outside Petco ParkSan Diego, CA 92101
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See the waves of the Pacific Ocean during this driving tour around San Diego! The city is home to a handful of different beach cultures and 70 miles of coastline. On this tour, you will be driven around the picturesque sea-side stretches to see the amazing rock formations, activity of the local wildlife and watch the skaters, surfers and partygoers go!

up to 5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • See spectacular views of Mission Bay, downtown, Tijuana Beach, Seaport Village and more!
  • This entire tour is approximately 5 hours in duration.
  • Tour is suitable for adventurers of all ages.
  • Hotel pick up/drop off and transportation between sites are included.
  • Lunch is not included on this tour. Additional fees may apple.
  • This is an exclusive guided driving tour.


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With 266 days of golden sunshine a year, San Diego has bright skies and a mild climate benefit with gentle ocean breezes mitigating the heat. On your private driving tour of San Diego’s beaches, you will:

-Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off from your private driver-guide at any centrally located San Diego hotel.
-Begin your day at La Jolla Cove, where you will see active marine life.
-Enjoy spectacular views from Soledad Mountain, from which you can see Mission Bay, downtown, and Tijuana Beach.
-Visit Pacific and Ocean beaches, where you will begin to see how each beach town has its own communal vibe.
-Enjoy breathtaking scenery at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
-Venture to Coronado Island, where you will take a stroll, and even see the famed and haunted Hotel Del.
-Enjoy a lunch stop at any number of local places recommended by your guide (price not included in the tour).
-Finish your tour with a stroll around scenic Seaport Village, where you will be able to see the US Navy hard at work, and see how large an aircraft carrier is from the port.

Stretching from Oceanside to the Mexican border and from the beach east into Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Cleveland National Forest, San Diego’s 70 miles of picturesque coastline boasts 33 gorgeous sandy beaches. Rugged bays and tide pools teem with barnacles, crabs and sea urchins and are home to seals and sea lions, while dolphins, whales and turtles can be spotted in open water. Each beach has its own distinct Southern California beach culture, from skaters on boardwalks to palm-hemmed secluded sands and laid-back hang-outs where surfers rule the waves. Your Private Tour of the San Diego Coast and Beaches takes you straight to the finest coastal stretches to discover the heart and soul of the city where, literally, life's a beach.
Your tour visits Ocean Beach, with its laid-back rhythm. It has a vintage SoCal hippy vibe with surf shops, taco stands, microbreweries and dog-friendly sands. Here, you can enjoy a pit-stop at one of the many beachside eateries, or wait until you hit the crashing waves of the Pacific Beach. Serious surfers head to Pacific Beach - or “PB” as the locals call it - for an electric party atmosphere, glowing bonfires and excellent swells. Your final stop is La Jolla, a scenic stretch dubbed ‘Paradise by the Sea’ sheltered by a 300-ft rocky bluff that is home to seals, sea lions, numerous seabirds, lush beach flora and a wide sweep of soft honey-colored sand.

Along the Point Loma Peninsula’s western shoreline, the 68-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park encompasses native coastal scrub, dramatic cliff formations, craggy caves, intertidal lagoons and mesmerizing panoramic ocean views.
The alabaster-white sands of Coronado Island, home to the haunted Hotel Del Coronado, boasts quintessential San Diego seaside allure, running along Ocean Boulevard and evoking the era of Marilyn Monroe, who famously filmed Some Like It Hot here in 1958. Next Seaport Village where a picturesque century-old harbor side boasts numerous seafood bistros and waterfront cafés.

Please note: Your guide will be happy to drop you off at one of the last beaches on the tour, so feel free to bring your swimsuits and towels to soak up the glorious San Diego sun!

- Private guide and transportation throughout experience.
- Plenty of time to take photos of your favorite places.
- Hotel pickup (if centrally located).

- Food & drinks not included.
- Gratuities.
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Private Driving Tour of San Diego's Beaches is located at Travel CuriousTony Gwynn's Statue in 'Park at the Park' outside Petco ParkSan Diego, CA 92101
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Frequently Asked Questions about Private Driving Tour of San Diego's Beaches

Where is the meeting point for this Travel Curious tour?

You will be meeting your guide for the Driving Tour of San Diego's Beaches at the Tony Gwynn Statue (outside of Petco Park), your hotel, or as advised on your e-ticket. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this Travel Curious tour?

The entire Driving Tour of San Diego's Beaches is approximately 5 hours long.

What is included in the tour package?

You will be given a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour. This tour is suitable for the adventurers of all ages. Their tours are all given in English, but numerous guides may speak other languages. Please contact the number provided on the e-ticket to see if they can accommodate any special requests!

What landmarks will we be on the Driving Tour of San Diego's Beaches?

You will be seeing and touring the following areas: (1) La Jolla Cove where you will see the local biodiversity (2) Soledad Mountain which has spectacular views of Mission Bay, Downtown San Diego and Tijuana Beach (3) The Pacific and Ocean beaches, a community by the shore (4) Sunset Cliffs Natural Park to see amazing views of the water (5) Coronado Island to see the famed haunted Hotel Del (6) Seaport Village, where you will see the local US Navy men and their amazing aircraft carriers from the port.

Is transportation included?

Transportation is included in the Driving Tour of San Diego's Beaches.

Is parking provided?

You will be picked up from and dropped off at your hotel. Transportation between sights are included.

Are there any restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. If there are any special accessibility requests, please contact the number located on your e-ticket.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities(optional)!

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing on this Travel Curious tour. Wearing casual clothing and comfortable shoes is recommended.

How many people are on a tour?

This is a private driving tour! All of their private tours are 100% exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.