San Diego in One Hour: Exploring Downtown through History and Maritime Legacy

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 7 miles
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Duration 1h 30m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Trace the multicultural frontier past of San Diego with your in-app audio tour
  • Discover San Diego's must-see landmarks telling their tales ashore and afloat
  • Get to know the surprisingly wicked background of the hip central neighborhood
  • Recall Top Gun movies as you pass by the aircraft carriers floating the Pacific
  • Find one of the oldest buildings that could be destroyed because of the explosion
Welcome to San Diego! This audio tour invites you to walk around the city that was California's first Spanish settlement in 1769 and experience the diverse past preserved here, off the waterfront, and along it. You will start the tour promenading the pristine Pacific beach at the Waterfront Park, where locals enjoy San Diego's famous summer fireworks. Passing by the floating Maritime Museum of San Diego, consider boarding the world's oldest active sailing ship. After that, enjoy glorious views of the San Diego Bay at the Broadway Pier and the sleek Port Pavilion. Next, you will get a chance to learn about the city's much-prized navy at the 20th-century decommissioned aircraft carrier, the USS Midway museum, which still hosts hundreds of active-duty military events yearly. A few steps away, you will see the San Diego Convention Center, which houses the celebrated world's largest Comic-Con convention. In pursuit of history, near the Chinese Historical Museum, you will be introduced to Ah Quin, the unofficial "Mayor of Chinatown." Then, once in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, you will spot the city's oldest surviving structure, the William Heath Davis House of 1850. Finally, you will arrive at Horton Plaza Park, named after Alonzo Horton, the Father of San Diego, and learn about his impact on the area and successful real estate endeavors. Join the tour and engage with San Diego's charm as the state's forerunner and storied military town!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Recommendations of interesting museums to visit during the tour
  • Entrance tickets to museums and attractions — you can buy them on your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Waterfront Park
Pacific Highway, 1600
Horton Plaza Park
Fourth Avenue, 900
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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