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Free Tours of San Diego

Explore San Diego’s eight districts on foot with these free tours:

  • Walkabout International is a non-profit educational organization that offers more than 100 free guided walking tours of San Diego’s neighborhoods every month. Find a tour that peaks your interest, and simply show up at the specified date and time to join.
  • Step back in time to the 1800s with costumed tour guides on a free two-hour tour of Old Town. Starting at the McCoy House, tours depart during the week at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • iPhone and iPod users can download free walking tours, including the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and nightlife hot spots.
  • Take a self-guided tour through the hometown of Dr. Seuss, the upscale beach town of La Jolla. A calm main street dotted with art galleries and sidewalk cafes which lead down to beach and cliffs. If you feel like splurging, pay the US$4 and head into the Sunny Jim Cave, which leads underground through the cliffs out into the ocean.

Stay at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla or the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego while you’re in town.

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Deal Expert, Los Angeles
Sunday, January 2, 2011
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