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    The Grand Baja Tour

    Explore some of Baja California's top destinations on this day trip from San Diego. This relaxing, scenic getaway takes you along the stunning Pacific coast across the California-Mexico border to Tijuana for a cultural sightseeing tour and time to shop along Avenidad Revolution, followed by a luscious lobster lunch, margaritas and mariachi music in Puerto Nuevo. Walk off your meal with a stroll along the waterfront, and then enjoy free time to explore the lovely historic city of Rosarito Beach at your leisure. Get ready for your full-day Mexico getaway! You'll be picked up in the morning from your hotel in San Diego for a drive south aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. As you cross the California-Mexico border and journey along the breathtaking Pacific coast, you'll be treated to picture-perfect vistas of sapphire-blue ocean waters, rugged cliffs and rolling hills. Your first stop is Tijuana, the fourth-largest city in Mexico, where you'll take a sightseeing tour with your guide to experience this vibrant city's rich culture and heritage. Visit the Cultural Center, the Tijuana Bullring, the Tijuana Zoo and the Tijuana Tower, and then enjoy time to shop along Avenidad Revolution. Practice your bargaining skills as you browse more than 400 shops! Then, it's off to Puerto Nuevo, a small community known locally as 'Lobster Village.' This cute little village is home to tons of shops and arts and craft stores, but its claim to fame is the group of traditional restaurants serving up the local specialty: lobster. Head to one of these restaurants to enjoy your own lobster meal (included). Chat with your fellow travelers as you savor deep-fried Pacific lobster with unlimited beans, rice, handmade tortillas and a welcome margarita. Once you've had your fill, take a stroll along the waterfront while enjoying some authentic mariachi music. Then, hop on the coach and head to nearby Rosarito Beach, a blooming beachside community that was once the Mexican Hollywood during the 1920s. You'll have some free time here to explore the city or lounge on the beach, or your guide can direct you to other activities such as horseback riding or ATV riding (own expense). After your time in Rosarito Beach, it's time to venture back to San Diego. Drive up the Pacific coast and savor your last views of Mexico as you cross the border and arrive back at your hotel in the evening. Important Information US and Canadian citizens: You must bring a passport for re-entry into the United States. Non-US citizens: You must bring your passport, and you may be required to show a I-94, Multiple Entry Visa or Resident Alien Card for re-entry to the United States. You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.
    The Grand Baja Tour

    Downtown, San Diego

    • Take a cultural sightseeing tour of bustling Tijuana with your informative guide
    • Enjoy a lobster lunch with a margarita in Puerto Nuevo and capture amazing sights along the way
    • Stroll along the waterfront while being serenaded by mariachi music
    • Explore the historic coastal resort city of Rosarito Beach at your own pace
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    Tijuana City and Shopping Trip

    This day trip to Mexico is a must for bargain shoppers, lovers of Mexican cuisine or those curious to see sights like the Old Bullring, Avenue of the Heroes and Plaza Rio. It's only a short drive from San Diego, but you'll feel that you've entered another world when you leave the United States behind and enter Mexico. This sightseeing tour to Tijuana will bring you to see all the major attractions in the city. Your tour begins as you cross into Mexico and enter a world of contrasts. You'll travel down the main street to reach the Cultural Center. Visit the Zona Rio with the large Rio Mall and see statues of President Abraham Lincoln, Cuahutemoc the Aztec King and other figures of Mexico. This sightseeing tour to Tijuana will bring you to see all the major attractions in the city. Your tour begins as you cross into Mexico and enter a world of contrasts. You'll travel down the main street to reach the Cultural Center. Visit the Zona Rio with the large Rio Mall and see statues of President Abraham Lincoln, Cuahutemoc the Aztec King and other figures of Mexico.

    See the demolished Tijuana Bullring and the Tijuana Water Tower. Before you go shopping, experience the Tijuana tradition of making your own Mexican taco, a delicious tortilla with meat, chicken or veggies and all the trimmings such as guacamole, salsa, cilantro and onion. Before heading back to the United State your visit to Tijuana will end on the Avenida Revolucion (Revolution Avenue) for best in bargain shopping.

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    Tijuana City and Shopping Trip

    Downtown, San Diego

    • Escape San Diego for a day trip of shopping and sightseeing in Tijuana
    • Enjoy local and traditional Mexican cuisine for a one of a kind culinary experience
    • Visit main attractions like the Avenue of the Heroes and the Tijuana Cultural Center
    • Find the best bargains and shopping rewards around
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    City Highlights Tour

    Explore beautiful San Diego and Coronado on this narrated sightseeing tour. Aboard a comfortable coach, explore sites like Old Town, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village, and enjoy time to walk around and take photos. You'll be picked up from your San Diego hotel in the morning and taken on a narrated coach tour of sunny San Diego, stunning La Jolla and scenic Coronado. First, visit Old Town, the birth place of San Diego. Now a state-protected historical park, this area commemorates the early days of the city and is home to Heritage Park, where you'll see well-preserved Victorian buildings. Continue to Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre (490-hectacre) park named after Spanish maritime explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa. Then, discover the Gaslamp Quarter, the historic heart of San Diego where the nightlife happens. Learn how the name refers to the gas lamps that were common here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Explore Seaport Village, a waterfront shopping and dining complex built on the site of a former burial ground from the Spanish expedition of 1782. Then, travel on the Embarcadero, an area along the San Diego Harbor that's home to the cruise ship terminal. Drive along downtown's Green Dragon Colony, a collection of cottages that once served as a retreat for writers, actors, artists and musicians. These buildings now house quaint galleries and boutiques. Throughout your tour of these beautiful places, you'll have several photo stops along the way, as well as time to walk around.
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    City Highlights Tour

    Downtown, San Diego

    • Embark on a comfortable bus tour as you explore San Diego, La Jolla, and Coronado
    • See historical sites like Old Town, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village
    • Admire elaborate Victorian architecture and quaint cottages with plenty of free time to walk around
    • Relax knowing hotel pickup and drop-off is included
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    Legoland California Admission & Shuttle Bus

    Are you ready to be the coolest parent on the playground? Take your children on a mind-blowing adventure through Legoland and see just how quickly you become the star of the sandbox. You'll explore Miniland USA where you'll find your favorite cities, such as Sidney and San Francisco, transformed into the Lego look. Witness all your favorite Lego themes transformed into life-size Lego creations-a sight sure to amaze the whole family. Witness even more Lego wonders with Park Hopper options that will take you to Legoland Water Park and/or Sea Life Aquarium. At the water park, you'll float down the interactive lazy river and create your own watercraft with customizable options. Then have a family battle at Pirate Reef where you'll command your own water cannons. Over at Sea Life Aquarium, you'll witness underwater exhibits, travel through trivia trails, and see even more amazing Lego creations. With round trip transportation to and from the Amtrak Santa Fe Train Station, your only worry will be which land to explore first.
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    Legoland California Admission & Shuttle Bus

    1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego

    • Experience an incredible world transformed by the creativity of Legos
    • Tour multiple parks including Legoland, Lego Water Park, and Sea Life aquarium
    • Go on exciting rides, explore life-size Lego cities, and take in a show
    • Make memories with an activity perfect for the whole family
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    SD Beach, La Jolla, and Torrey Pines Tour

    Come take a coastal adventure unlike any other as you explore the magnificent surroundings of La Jolla Beach. Here, you'll find yourself invited to snorkel or kayak your way through coves and coastal cliffs as you spot marine life in its natural habitat. Take a ride on Mount Soledad for even more spectacular views as you reach new heights in your seaside adventure. Then, make your way to the Torrey Pines for a look at the rarest pine species in the country. With roundtrip transportation, your only concern will be how many pictures you can snap of the unbelievable sights.
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    SD Beach, La Jolla, and Torrey Pines Tour

    1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego

    • Experience the beautiful coastal landscape of La Jolla Beach
    • Explore coves, coastal cliffs, and marine life with activities such as kayaking or snorkeling
    • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the world famous Torrey Pines
    • Participate in an activity perfect for all ages
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    San Diego Craft Brewery Tour

    San Diego is one of the biggest players in the craft beer movement, boasting some of the best brews in the nation and attracting pint lovers from all over. Come get an exclusive look at some of the city's finest breweries, and taste what all the fuss is about with this round-trip tour. You'll make your way to locations such as Ballast Point, Pacific Ales, Iron Fist Brewery, and Sublime Ale House where you'll learn secrets of the process, taste the fantastic finished products, and enjoy a provided lunch. You'll get behind-the-scenes access to beer brewing and may even have the chance to visit a mystery brewery along the way.
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    San Diego Craft Brewery Tour

    1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego

    • Taste the stellar craft brews of San Diego
    • Get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of your favorite beers are made
    • Tour such popular breweries as Ballast Point and Pacific Ales
    • Experience an opportunity perfect for the 21 and older crowd
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    Ensenada Coastal Tour

    Spice up your California vacation with a trip to Mexico! On this day trip from San Diego, travel along stunning coastal cliffs to Ensenada for a guided sightseeing tour and free time to explore this beautiful, vibrant seaport city at your own pace. Admire the blue Pacific waters and rolling hills on the comfortable drive south to the third-largest city on the Baja peninsula. Then, visit notable sights such as Civic Plaza with your informative guide, have lunch at a traditional Mexican restaurant, wine taste at a local winery, and enjoy time at your leisure to shop and walk along the waterfront. You'll be picked up from your San Diego hotel in the morning for a drive south by comfortable, air-conditioned coach across the California-Mexico border. Traveling along the stunning Pacific coast, your 86-mile (129-km) drive is filled with postcard-worthy vistas of sapphire-blue ocean waters, rolling hills and rugged cliffs. Arrive in Ensenada, the third-largest city in Baja California located in the Bahía de Todos Santos, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. This important commercial and fishing port city offers a slew of sights and recreational activities, as well as great nightlife and even wine tasting. Start your visit with a narrated tour of the city's must-see sights including Civic Plaza, with its sculptures of Mexican heroes and huge Mexican flag. You'll also visit Riviera del Pacifico, which was a resort and casino in the roaring 20s, as well as Bodegas de Santo Tomas, a local Mexican winery where you'll take a guided winery tour and taste some wines. Stop for lunch around 1pm at an authentic Mexican restaurant. Once you've fueled up, enjoy free time to continue exploring Ensenada on your own. Revisit sights seen on your guided tour, or venture to new places for an authentic taste of this bustling Mexican city. Stroll along the waterfront boardwalk, pop into boutique shops, admire unique architecture, and visit a tasting room to sample some great local wine - Ensenada is known for producing some of the best wine in Mexico! After spending about 5 hours in Ensenada, hop back on the coach in the late afternoon for your return drive up the Pacific coast to San Diego. Savor the last views of Mexico as you cross the border and arrive back at your hotel around 7pm. Important Information US and Canadian citizens: You must bring a passport for re-entry into the United States. Non-US citizens: You must bring your passport, and you may be required to show a I-94, Multiple Entry Visa or Resident Alien Card for re-entry to the United States. You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.
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    Ensenada Coastal Tour

    Downtown, San Diego

    • Admire picturesque views as you travel south along the Pacific coast into Mexico on this day trip
    • Take a narrated sightseeing tour of the vibrant Baja California city with your expert guide
    • Visit popular Ensenada sights including Civic Plaza and stroll along the waterfront
    • Have lunch at a traditional Mexican restaurant and a wine tasting at a local winery
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    Sea World San Diego Admission & Shuttle Bus

    Witness the secret world of the sea as you get up close and personal with such fascinating creatures as killer whales, dolphins, and sea lions. Check out exciting rides including the Manta (Sea World San Diego's first double launch multi-media roller coaster), Journey to Atlantis, and Shipwreck Rapids. Then sit back, relax, and have a blast with a live sea lions show performed by Sea World's resident sea lion comedy team, Clyde and Seamore. Make your way to the Sky Tour where you'll take in beautiful views of Mission Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and the San Diego skyline. When the sun sets, get ready to experience a live rock concert unlike any other that features the amazing antics of killer whales. With round trip transportation provided to and from the Amtrak Santa Fe Station, your only worry will be which exciting adventure to take on first.
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    Sea World San Diego Admission & Shuttle Bus

    1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego

    • Experience all that Sea World San Diego has to offer with roundtrip bus service included
    • Dive into the fun with rides, live shows, and spectacular views
    • Witness magnificent sea life such as killer whales and sea lions up close
    • Take a trip the whole family will enjoy
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    Tijuana Day Trip

    Explore San Diego, La Jolla, Coronado and Tijuana on this combo sightseeing tour. Aboard a comfortable coach, see places like Old Town, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village, with several photo stops along the way and time to walk around. Then, head south to Tijuana for a tour and enjoy free time to browse local shops. After pickup from your San Diego hotel in the morning, you'll be taken on a narrated tour by comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Enjoy the beautiful sights of sunny San Diego, stunning La Jolla and scenic Coronado. Some of the places you'll see include Old Town, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, La Jolla Cove, Seal Rock, Hotel del Coronado, Green Dragon Colony, Mission Bay Park, Heritage Park and the Embarcadero. After pickup from your San Diego hotel in the morning, you'll be taken on a narrated tour by comfortable, air-conditioned coach.

    Enjoy the beautiful sights of sunny San Diego, stunning La Jolla and scenic Coronado. Some of the places you'll see include Old Town, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, La Jolla Cove, Seal Rock, Hotel del Coronado, Green Dragon Colony, Mission Bay Park, Heritage Park and the Embarcadero.

    You'll have several photo stops along the way, as well as time to walk around. Enjoy free time in Seaport Village to enjoy lunch and do some shopping.

    Then, drive south and take a 30-minute narrated coach tour of downtown Tijuana, making a stop at Avenida Revolucion, Tijuana's biggest attraction full of shops and restaurants.

    Here, enjoy two hours of free time to wander through the bustling shops and bazaars. Browse handcrafts from street vendors and head to any of the Mexican restaurants to enjoy some authentic Mariachi music over a refreshing margarita (own expense).
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    Tijuana Day Trip

    Downtown, San Diego

    • Discover the sunny sites of San Diego and Tijuana during a full day guided trip
    • Relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach while taking in the narration of your expert guide
    • Explore Avenida Revolucion, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, and many more attractions
    • Stop for photo opps, free time, and shopping along the way
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