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Small-Group San Diego Sunset Sailing Excursion
"Whether you’re on vacation celebrating a special occasion or just looking to take advantage of a beautiful Southern California day this small-group sailing trip in San Diego is a great way to spend time on the water with your loved one or a group of friends. Set sail on a sunset cruise that takes you out on the Pacific to watch the sunset.No matter which time you choose your captain will ensure that you have the best possible time on the water. As you admire the views enjoy the complimentary beer wine soft drinks and snacks. If you get chilly
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Private San Diego Sunset Bay Cruise of Harbor Island
"This private cruise leaves from Harbor Island and travels to the Navy Dolphin and Sea Lion training facility located at the end of the harbor. After viewing the training the cruise then proceeds down the bay the America's Cup Harbor and past Shelter Island to the end of Shelter Island where the cruise turns into beautiful La Playa for calm waters and an incredible sunset. The Kona Kai Resort and Marina will thrill you with its Mega-Yachts and beautif San Diego's gateway to the Pacific Ocean. This cruise itinerary is very flexible and offers the ultimate in personal service and accommodation. After the sunset the cruise then returns to Harbor Island. All Cruises are in an all-electric boat with no exhaust fumes or engine noise. Passengers are encouraged to bring their beverages food and music. The cruise furnishes a refrigerator glasses
From $235.00
 
San Diego Sunset Bay Cruise of Harbor Island
"This cruise leaves from Harbor Island and travels to the Navy Dolphin and Sea Lion training facility located at the end of the harbor. After viewing the training the cruise then proceeds down the bay the America's Cup Harbor and past Shelter Island to the end of Shelter Island where the cruise turns into beautiful La Playa for calm waters and an incredible sunset. The Kon Kai Resort and Marina will thrill you with its Mega-Yachts and beautifu San Diego's gateway to the Pacific Ocean. This cruise itinerary is very flexible and offers the ultimate in personal service and accommodation. After the sunset the cruise then returns to Harbor Island. All Cruises are in an all-electric boat with no exhaust fumes or engine noise. Passengers are encouraged to bring their beverages food and music. The cruise furnishes a refrigerator glasses
From $95.00

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Trolley

San Diego has a light rail network that wasn't in use when I lived there. I've never ridden it, but based on the website below you can get all around town from Old Town to the Gaslamp to San Ysidro. Fares are between $1.25 and $3.00 depending on the distance travelled.

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acemj
Apr 04, 2011

San Diego Trolley

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The San Diego Trolley is a great way to
get around. The trolley travels quickly,
reliably, and safely to destinations around
San Diego. Whether you are a commuter,
tourist, or just want a no-hassle way to
get around, the trolley can whisk you to
the international border, Center City,

Mission Valley, or Fashion Valley shopping, harbor and historic attractions,
restaurants, Old Town and Qualcomm Stadium with other stops along the way.

The photos on this tip were taken at San Ysidro US/Mexico border crossing ....

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al_mary
Apr 04, 2011

Good way to get around.

The trolley is an excellent way to see San Diego. It goes all the way south to the Mexican border, it goes to Old Town and Mission Valley. There is a stop at the Santa Fe Rail Station if you are coming south from Los Angeles via Amtrak.

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Rafterman40
Apr 04, 2011

San Diego Trolley

On our recent visit, we stayed very close to the Gaslamp District, and did a lot of walking. Because we had also rented a car, we did not take advantage of the San Diego Trolley, however, it looks like a very efficient way to travel.

When doing my research prior to our trip, I kept reading about The Trolley. I now realize there are 2 'Trolley's'. This one is the San Diego Trolley, which is part of the basic public transportion system. The other one is the 'Old Town Trolley', which is a tourist trolley, which also takes you around San Diego. See my tip on the Old Town Trolley for more info.

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travelgirl3
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Old Town Trolley

Prior to our trip, I kept reading about 'The Trolley' and how it was a great way to get around San Diego.

What I didn't realize is that there are 2 'trolleys'. This one is the Old Town Trolley, which is more of a tourist thing. The trolley travels around the city, and for 1 ticket, you can spend the day getting off and on at various spots.

It's not to be confused (like me) with the San Diego Trolley which are the red trolleys, and are part of the San Diego public transit system. (see my Tip on the San Diego Trolley for more info.)

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travelgirl3
Apr 04, 2011

Trolley to Mexico

Getting to Mexico from San Diego is SO easy! You hop on the trolley in the city center, get a return ticket for 5 USD, sit in the trolley for about 40 min, get off, walk along some long buildings, bridges, steps, corners - and you're right in the heart of Tijuana, having crossed the busies border crossing in the world into the fastest growing city in Mexico. Page will be built in the Mexico section of my page - as soon as all the California pages are finished....

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IceBear7
Apr 04, 2011

The Trolley

I found the trolley to be a convenient way of getting around in San Diego as it had stops located in just about all the areas I was interested in visiting. It was also easy to figure out, which was my concern travelling alone in a city I've never visited before. The are two lines, one goes north/south, the other east/west. You are able to buy daytripper passes for 1 to 4 days, or you can just pay by the trip. You get your tickets from the machines at the station, including daytripper passes. I found this to be a good way of getting around that was fairly straightforward and affordable ($15 for a 4 day pass). It also comes every 15 minutes, so if you miss it you just wait for the next one.

ShempDeeLa
Apr 04, 2011

Ride the Trolley to the BallPark!

The San Diego Trolley system is an attractive option for those traveling from the north, east or south. Five San Diego Trolley stations sit within a 15 minute walk of the park. Park and ride lots are located along all Trolley lines, providing the convenience of leaving your car behind. In fact, nearly 10,000 parking spaces are available at park and ride locations throughout the county. There are also parking spaces available at Qualcomm Stadium, with direct Trolley service to PETCO Park.

San Diego Trolley will provide special, more direct "Green Line" service from Qualcomm Stadium to the ballpark via the Convention Center route, on game days, starting two hours before the game and running until two hours after the game. "Green Line" trains will serve all Mission Valley stations and the Old Town Transit Center, with the exception of Mission San Diego, which will not be served by the "Green Line" service.

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ATXtraveler
Apr 04, 2011

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San Diego Trolley

Many people consider the San Diego Trolley to be an important tourist attraction in itself. Its red trains are definitely eye-catching. A significant part of its appeal probably lies in its usefulness. Its two lines--Blue and Orange--take you to many tourist destinations.

The Blue Line stops at Mission San Diego, Old Town, and San Ysidro at the border. The Orange Line stops at Seaport Village, the Convention Center, and the Gaslamp Quarter.

If you are going to use a lot San Diego's public transportation system, it may be better for you to get a day pass for $5. The day pass is valid for both buses and trolleys. You may get one at ticket dispensers found in all trolley stops.

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cheap_tourist
Apr 04, 2011

San Diego has two Trolleys

When you take the trolleys, get your self familiarize with the route and trolleys you will be taking. There is the BLUE and ORANGE trolleys.
It's 1.25 for a "oneway" ticket. But sometimes you may need to transfer. That ticket includes transfers. At the transfer station ask the metro police what train to get on, because if you have never rode on the trolley, the signs could be confusing.

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janders
Apr 04, 2011

Getting to the Trolley from the Airport

An easy way to get to the San Diego Trolley from the airport is to take Bus #992, "The Airport Flyer" that stops at each terminal. Fare was $2.25 (March 2004). TIP: Ask for a transfer to save on the Trolley fare. For example, if you are going to Tijuana, the fare is only $0.25 more. Get off the bus at Broadway and Kettner. Then cross the street to the American Plaza Transit Center. Follow the link below for a full size map.

marcmalano
Apr 04, 2011

Take the Trolley!

San Diego has a nice trolley system. You can buy tickets either per trip, or you can get an "all-day" ticket for $5-6. This ticket lets you ride on the trolleys and buses for the whole day anywhere in the city.

The trolley uses an honor system, and they don't usually check to see if you have a ticket. But occasionally they will have someone check, and if you are caught without one, you will be in trouble!

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klarson
Apr 04, 2011

Things to Do Near San Diego

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Ocean Beach

We loved hanging out in Ocean Beach during our visit to San Diego in April 2016. The vibe is very laid back, so after popping into a couple of stores and enjoying dinner we headed to the pier to watch...
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Torrey Pines

Parking is just off the Pacific Coast Highway north of San Diego. Park fees are by the car and relatively cheap. There are bathrooms and showers to hose the feet after walking on the beach. The main...
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Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is a historical neighborhood in downtown San Diego. This area encompasses sisteen blooks and is packed full of historic buildings, museums, restaurants, shopping, galleries and...
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San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

As we wandered Chinatown we came upon the First Emperor of China Statue. This sculpture is located at the entrance to the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum in San Diego's Gaslamp District. The...
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SD Convention Center

San Diego Convention Center, steps away from Gaslamp Quarter, is a huge downtown venue beloved by a great variety of visitors every year. Usually attended by business types, the center is great for...
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Museum of Contemporary Art

Located at 700 Prospect Street, right near La Jolla Cove, this museum and a distinctive shipwreck sculpture that makes is hard to miss. This is one of two contemporary art museum locations, the newer...
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