San Diego
Off the beaten track

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended San Diego Off the beaten track

  • Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

    1. Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

    The tour sets off from the heart of downtown Carlsbad Village, where your 3-hour culinary adventure begins. Navigate the picturesque streets of the village with your local guide and discover its diverse history, architecture and culture. Stroll down some of the most famous streets in Carlsbad, home to a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants, and iconic landmarks, uniquely mixed with shops, art galleries and vibrant street murals. Along the way, stop at 8 different eateries, popular with the locals, and taste the flavors of Carlsbad. The food samplings on this tour are sure to stimulate your salivary glands, and satisfy your appetite for a lunch that is chock-full of variety. Each tasting is served from a locally-owned specialty food store, and ethnic or locavore-style eateries. Some of the stops on the tour include one of Carlsbad’s most romantic restaurants and a dessert hav...

    This tour was so much fun and our guide, Ben, was great! We loved the samples, art displays and history. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting or living in the Carlsbad area.

  • San Diego: Downtown, Balboa and Old Town GoCar Tour

    2. San Diego: Downtown, Balboa and Old Town GoCar Tour

    This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to get out and really experience San Diego.It takes you through the best parts of Downtown, Balboa and the Old Town area, and gives you plenty of time to see all three. There will also be time to stop and check out all the sights of San Diego.  You will have more than enough time to park the car, tour the Maritime Museum and check out all of the ships. Navigate through the unique Horton Plaza Mall, and the Gaslamp Quarter to see all the sights of Downtown. From there, you can peruse Balboa Park on foot and really take in the sights and sounds. You can even go to one of the many other museums and stop to smell the roses in the Rose Garden with over 800 different varieties.  Be sure to visit San Diego’s most spooky location, the Whaley House, which is officially America’s most haunted house. All along the tour, there are many great spots to stop ...

  • San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

    3. San Diego: Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour

    Whilst San Diego is known the world over for its beautiful beaches, mild climate, and abundance of points of interest not many people know about the city's darker side. Discover San Diego's long history of unnerving deaths, mysterious occurrences, and more ominous sides on a fun and informative guided tour. Travel back in time and hear about the spirits of the notorious characters who lived and died in San Diego. First, venture into the sleepy streets of the Mission Hills neighborhood, where Pioneer Park is transformed at night. Continue to Old Town, walking through El Campo Santo Cemetery and learning about the notorious past of this city full of gunslingers, gamblers, ladies of the night, and many more unsavory characters. Finally, the tour includes a tour of the grounds and exterior of the Whaley House, where many reported paranormal occurrences have taken place.

    It was so much fun enjoyed our tour guide an he was very entertaining got to see a chandelier move on its own that was thrilling

Other Sightseeing Options in San Diego

Want to discover all there is to do in San Diego? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about San Diego

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

This was a fantastic tour and a fun way to learn about the great history, shops and especially the restaurants of Carlsbad. Our tour guide and owner Cheri is delightful and provides interesting facts about the town as well as a wide range of tastings from olive oils, Italian food, wine, gelato to chocolates! Well worth your time!

This tour was so much fun and our guide, Ben, was great! We loved the samples, art displays and history. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting or living in the Carlsbad area.

it was great for a first time experience. Ben was a great tour guide! I would definitely recommend this for people who are new in the area.

What a great way to get a preview of a new city and sample some really terrific food. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

Great experience. Guide very interesting & informative. Nice variety of food venues.