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Things To Do In San Diego: City & Airport Edition

Yes, there are things to do at the San Diego airport too. If you are in transit or visiting the city, San Diego has something for everyone. It is a culturally rich city that is influenced by different communities. So, if you are a transit passenger or visiting the city these are the tours and entertainment you need to get with it.

Airport Tours

Go behind the scenes of San Diego International Airport. Enjoy free tours of the airport and airfield—runway, endangered species areas, and public art.

Duration: 2 hours

Date & Time: select Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m

Tip: Please wear comfortable shoes—the first part of the tour is a walk through the terminals.

Art Project At The Airport

San Diego Airport is plethora of visual or performance-based art that is centered to enthrall your senses. When passing through the airport feast your eyes on innovative, modern, and memorable art collection.

Temporary Exhibitions Program

An airport is nothing with its local, so the San Diego Airport is a thriving cultural space that showcases the work of regional visual artists, cultural institutions, educational organizations, and community groups.

Performing Arts Program

San Diego loves its local culture and want to share it with passengers. Enjoy the performing arts through San Diego form of dance, theater, and live music. Every season the airport hosts concerts, performances and watch out for its annual residency program.

Different Types of City Tours

There are multiple ways to tour San Diego: bus, trolley, kayak, GoCar, cycle, or a cruise. So, if you are in transit and have more than three hours to spare, take a tour of San Diego. However, the city is vibrant and bustling with activities, choose a tour that fancies you. These are some of the tour options:

Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour:

Experience the city at your pace and sights you like see. This tour offers 10 stops such as Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. The bonus feature is the live commentary from the on-board guide, so create your own itinerary and visit the top spots.

San Diego Harbor Cruise:

Enjoy a relaxing tour of San Diego on a one to two hours cruise. Spend your transit soaking in the sun as your cruise on the placid waters overlooking the San Diego skyline. Visit Coronado Bridge, US Naval fleet, and the sea lions nestled on the harbor.

Attraction Tours:

San Diego is dotted with attractions, so depending on the duration of your transit check out:

  • Sea World Tour
  • San Diego Zoo Tour
  • Zoo Safari Park Tour
  • Legoland Tour
  • Theme Park Tour

Beach Tours:

The San Diego beaches are sun kissed, beautiful, and the best beaches are situated in a culturally rich are - La Jolla. Enjoy the Southern California beach culture, set your eyes on the panoramic view to Mount Soledad, and relax at the black beach.

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