$80 / Downtown Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

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Enjoy Downtown San Diego’s rich and wonderful history with a unique walking tour! San Diego tourists and locals will both learn how downtown came from “New town” to the hustle and bustle of our current day Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Beyond downtown, there are walking tours for Seaworld, Legoland, San Diego Zoo, and more! Or you can feel like you’re walking on water with one of our stand up paddle board rentals to enjoy the city from the water.

Downtown San Diego has a rich and wonderful history. On this one-of-a-kind walking tour, you will learn how downtown came from “New town” to the hustle and bustle of our current day Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Our lively, knowledgeable tour guides will narrate the past and present of how this “finest city” successfully transformed into a premier shopping, dining and entertainment district from its significant past as an infamous sailor port. With over 200 restaurants, bars, night clubs and lounges, and countless boutiques, art galleries and shops to peruse, the Historic Gaslamp Quarter has established itself as the playground of hip, diverse San Diegans and as an elite urban destination. This tour will highlight the architecture and history of downtown San Diego’s first buildings, as well as how the culture has changed in this eclectic area over the years.

For an unbelievable historic account of how this port city has become a renowned vacation destination, and for intricate details of “America’s Finest City” that you have never been aware of before, book this walking tour with We Love Tourists today!

Tour lasts 75min.

  • How early should I call for a reservation?
    • Call as quickly as you can 619-512-3491! Holiday weekends book the earliest in advance. We typically have good availability for weekday tours. Call us as soon as you know your ideal tour dates so that we can work with you to get you booked!
  • What are the age/weight limits?
    • For Segway Tours 14 years old, but more importantly Segways need riders between 95-280 pounds to succesfully register them on the footpads. No upper age-limit, but you want to be sure you’re comfortable standing for 2 hours. No limits for walking or towncar tours.
  • I bought a discounted pre-paid voucher (e.g., Groupon, Living Social, etc) but it has expired. Is there anything you can do?
    • Yes! For only an extra $20, you can take any of our Segway tours, even if the difference between $149 and your voucher-value is much greater. We want to be able to share our tours with everyone and still share great deals.
  • Shoes
    • Flat (no rocking shape-ups) shoes you’re comfortable in for duration of tour work great! Flip-flops, sandals, running shoes are all good
  • Tips
    • Price of tour does not include a tip; sharing tours is a service business and our guides very much appreciate gratuity, thanks!
  • Things to pack
    • We provide a bottle of water, and definitely recommend bringing a warm layer. It might get chilly in the shade and we’ll be rolling pretty quick at 12mph
  • Cancellations
    • Email tours@WeLoveTourists.com 48 hours prior to your tour to re-schedule
    • Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather and will be rescheduled based on availability
  • Are Segways hard to ride?
    • Nope! Most people become super comfortable after about 5 minutes of training and 5 minutes gliding around on your own!
  • Do you have to wear a helmet?
    • Helmets are mandatory and provided free of charge. All Guests have to wear a helmet. Even though it’s extremely unlikely that you take a spill, we can’t control everything in our environment (other people…)
  • Do you offer any Specialty Tours?
    • Call us 619-512-3491, even if not for a booking we love talking about our tours
  • Can you cater to special needs?
    • Give us a call or email, and we’re happy to accommodate whatever we can
  • What’s special about your tours?
    • Read about each tour to find out more, but there’s a lot we don’t advertise. Special picture spots, surprises, lots of inside info. Best bet is to call us and chat or send us an email to find out more, or take the leap and book a tour, if you don’t have fun we insist on not accepting your money!
  • Location
    • Meet us in the heart of Downtown San Diego in The Meridian Building at 717 Union Street, Suite L, 92101 (Union Street and West G Street)
  • Parking
    • The Meridian offers underground parking Mon–Sat $1.75 per 20 minutes
    • Cheaper street parking is available, but be sure to check meters or signs for fees and time limitation; Sundays and certain holidays all meters are free
    • As always, please call us if you have any questions about parking or anything at all 619-512-3491

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