Sightseeing to Frightseeing – Old Town Trolley Tours

With so much to see and do throughout beautiful San Diego, one of the best ways to experience as much as possible during a trip here is by taking a guided tour of the city. Old Town Trolley Tours is the company many San Diego visitors choose to trust with their sightseeing needs. Their trolley tours feature enjoyable, informative commentary as you ride, while letting you hop-on and hop-off at a dozen of San Diego’s most memorable destinations.

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Old Town Trolley Tours History

Old Town Trolley Tours has been in business for over 30 years now. They got their start in Key West, Florida, where three friends lived and worked restoring that community’s historic areas to their former glories. As they took note of the growing interest in Key West, which was drawing visitors from all over the world, they decided to establish their own tour company. The result was Old Town Trolley Tours, which now operates in several cities all across the United States.

What’s to See on an Old Town Trolley Tours

An Old Town Trolley Tour in San Diego stops at 12 different sites: Old Town Market, Maritime Museum of San Diego, Embarcadero Marina, Seaport Village, Marriott Marquis, Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, Barrio Logan, Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, Balboa Park, and Little Italy. You can hop-on and hop-off your trolley at any or all of these attractions, making an Old Town Trolley Tour a terrific way to experience San Diego’s many charms.

An Old Town Trolley Tour isn’t just about the convenience of being ushered around the city in style, moving with ease from San Diego landmark to San Diego landmark. As you ride along, your well-informed local guide will provide you with an entertaining and knowledgeable narration that’s sure to expand your knowledge about this remarkable city.

Old Town Trolley’s hop-on, hop-off tours in San Diego are available in your choice of 1-day or 2-day formats. Old Town Trolley also offers a few other tours in the San Diego market. These include the Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour, which lasts approximately 90 minutes and takes you to some of San Diego’s most haunted sites. Stops include Pioneer Park, El Campo Santo Cemetery, and the Whaley House, all purported to be haunted. In fact, the Whaley House has so many documented paranormal experiences that the Travel Channel has named it the most haunted house in America. The San Diego City Lights tour, which proudly bills itself as San Diego’s only historic trolley night tour; and San Diego Seal Tours, a one-of-a-kind tour experience that lets you see San Diego by bus and boat, all on the same outing. No matter which San Diego tour you choose, Old Town Trolley Tours won’t disappoint.

For the brave adventurer, Old Town Trolley Tours offer 90-minute Ghosts and Gravestones Frightseeing Tours.

Tips for Riding with Old Town Trolley Tours

  • If you were to ride your Old Town Trolley Tour from start to finish without getting off a single time—while most people decide to take advantage of the hop-on, hop-off privileges, certainly some individuals do just enjoy the ride in this fashion—it would last you about two hours. Otherwise, it’s easy to turn the tour into an entire day’s adventure.
  • Each stop on the tour route is scheduled to be visited by a trolley once every 30 minutes. However, conditions beyond Old Town’s control (traffic, weather, number of passengers at a given stop) can conspire to slow things down from time to time.
  • The trolleys are not heated, so while San Diego’s weather is more often than not lovely, you’ll want to dress in layers if the forecast calls for cooler temperatures.
  • If you’re looking to buy your Old Town Trolley Tours tickets in person, head to San Diego’s Old Town Market. There’s also plenty of parking available here.
  • Old Town Trolley Tours can accommodate individuals in wheelchairs, but they request 24-hour advance notice to make such arrangements possible.