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Stop At: Go San Diego Pass, 996 N Harbor Dr #3316, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

With the Go San Diego Pass, enjoy access to 55 unique attractions, activities and tours all around San Diego and beyond, including Los Angeles. Visit San Diego’s most popular attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND® California, Knott’s Berry Farm and the Air and Space Museum, and enjoy fun activities such as guided walking tours, kayaking or snorkeling in La Jolla, a day trip to Hollywood and even seasonal whale watching!

This fully customizable and digital pass leaves you in control, allowing you to create your own itinerary based solely on your interests and sightsee at your own pace. The pass is available for one, two, three, five or seven consecutive days.

Your Go San Diego All-Inclusive pass comes with tons of perks: enjoy skip-the-line access to selected attractions; receive discounts and special offers on shopping, dining and activities; and use the complimentary digital guidebook to help you navigate your way around the city.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: San Diego Zoo, 2929 Zoo Drive Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Admission with your Go San Diego Pass includes

Over 650 unique specials from around the world to see

A guided bus tour of the entire zoo

Live talks, feedings and demonstrations

Meet over 4,000 rare and endangered animals, and over 650 unique species from all over the world at San Diego Zoo. This mammoth 100-acre site boasts huge animal exhibits and educational shows. You'll get up close to koalas as well as gorillas, elephants, crocodiles and more.

As well as exploring acres of rolling greenery and habitats, you'll get the chance to take a guided bus tour of the entire zoo, hop on the Skyfari® aerial tram and walk among free-flying birds in the huge aviary. Your ticket also includes free talks, feedings and animal keeper shows, so check the daily schedule before you visit.

San Diego Zoo highlights

Africa Rocks - the zoo’s newest exhibit, Africa Rocks consists of six new habitats dedicated to African plant and animal life, including African penguins, baboon, lemurs, and more.

Guided Bus Tour - the best way to get a full overview of the zoo when you arrive and see lots of animals in a short amount of time.

Northern Frontier - see animals from the Norther Frontier like caribou, snow white fox, and polar bears from a platform that provides views both above and below the surface of the water.

Elephant Odyssey - learn how the zoo cares for their massive residents and watch them roam in their large landscapes close to other California-native animals, like large birds, lions, meerkats, and more.

Lost Forest - see animals like tigers, monkeys, gorillas, and more, including the zoo’s famous resident hippos. Take a stroll through the Scripps Aviary and Owens Aviary where you’ll be surrounded by tropical birds soaring overhead and singing.

Discovery Outpost - this fenced-in exhibit lets kids and adults pet some of the animals like woolly sheep and friendly pygmy goats.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: LEGOLAND California, 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4610

Entry with your Go San Diego pass includes

Access to over 60 rides, shows, and attractions

New LEGO® NINJAGO®: Master of the 4th Dimension 4D film

Become a Master Builder at LEGOLAND® California Resort which is home to more than 60 family-friendly rides, imaginative shows, and attractions. There's the thrilling dino-themed Coastersaurus, the speedy Knight's Tournament, and a Driving School where little ones can get their first license. You'll also find a brand new LEGO® NINJAGO®: Master of the 4th Dimension 4D film featuring your favorite ninja heroes, and the cutting-edge LEGO® NINJAGO®: The Ride where you'll become a part of the action.

LEGOLAND® California highlights

Coastersaurus – whizz around this prehistoric jungle of LEGO brick dinosaurs and watch out for the ten-foot tall Parasaurolophus scavenging for food.

Miniland USA – don't miss this mini LEGO brick metropolis which features historical figures, pop culture icons and city replicas made out of bricks.

Driving school – little ones can drive a car around the city streets and earn their very own LEGO driving license.

Fairy tale brook – sail through all of your favorite fairy tales as they come to life as LEGO brick characters.

LEGO® NINJAGO®: The Ride – put your ninja fighting skills to the test and use actual moves to defeat the Great Devourer and earn ninja status.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7017

Admission with your Go San Diego pass includes

Straight-to-turnstiles entry into the Safari Park

1,800 acres to explore and over 3,500 animals to see

A ride on the Africa tram safari and entry to the Cheetah Run

Keeper talks, shows, special exhibits, and more

Meet over 3,500 animals from all over the world at San Diego Zoo Safari Park – just 35 miles north of downtown San Diego. You’ll get to see animals run, roam, prowl, and fly around in the park’s large and open naturalistic settings.

Explore over 1,800 acres of sprawling scenery that closely mimics the animals natural habitats. You'll learn all about the wild and endangered creatures, and learn more about the park's breeding programs and important conservation efforts. With 13 distinct habitats and regions within the park, there’s a ton to see and do during your day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park highlights

Africa Tram Safari – go on a 20-30 minute guided safari-like ride in a covered, open-air tram. Your tram ride will take you through the park’s African Savannah field to see the animals roaming around the grasslands. You'll see giraffes, rhinos, Cape buffalo, ostriches, gazelles, antelope, and more, and some animals might even come right up to your tram. Your guide will tell you all about their unique behaviors and the survival challenges they face in the world today. Head straight to the Africa Tram Safari when you get to the zoo, as wait times increase throughout the day. Busiest periods are between 11am and 3pm.

Elephant Valley – learn all about elephant care at this educational talk and demonstration in the park’s amphitheater.

Gorilla Exhibit – get up close to a large and active gorilla family peacefully interacting in their massive exhibit – one of the park’s most popular. Then see how you measure up next to an adult male gorilla at the gorilla activity center.

Lion Camp – get a peek into a lion’s den and watch the playful creatures run and interact in the 33,000-square-foot Lion Camp. Guests will also get a rare opportunity for a face-to-face encounter with lions. The Tull Family Tiger Trail experience puts visitors right into the world of colorful Sumatran tigers, providing a closer view of this remarkable species.

Cheetah Run - watch the park’s resident cheetah reach speeds of up to 70-miles per hour during the once daily Cheetah Run.

Tiger Trail - this winding trail takes you to some of the park's most popular exhibits on a guided walk through the bamboo forest – be sure to look around and you'll see several Sumatran tigers along the way. There's even an underwater viewing spot where you can watch them swim.

Petting Kraal - kids and big kids can interact with the park’s friendly goats.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811

Your Go San Diego pass includes

Access to over 60 exhibits and the Voices of Midway movie

The chance to see inside the ship's jail, sleeping quarters and flight deck

Free audio tour headset available in six languages

Climb aboard the USS Midway Museum and explore this long-serving US aircraft carrier. You'll take a self-guided tour around 60 exhibits including the sleeping quarters, engine room, galley, and ship jail.

Learn all about the ship’s nearly 50 years of service and the 225,000 sailors that served onboard the craft, Explore the museum’s fascinating exhibits, multimedia displays, interactive experiences, and more. The audio tour is narrated by Midway sailors who bring the Midway’s history to life with stories of their first-hand experiences living on the ship while at sea for months at a time.

Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum highlights

The Hangar Deck – this is the first area of the ship you’ll encounter. It serves as the ship’s hangar deck with a collection of 29 meticulously-restored aircrafts, including an F/A-18 Hornet, a WWII SDB Dauntless dive bomber, an F9F-P Cougar from the Korean War, and more. You’ll see machines that were integral forces during times of combat, such as World War II and Desert Storm, as well as being used for important humanitarian missions.

The Flight Deck – this open-air level hosts additional aircrafts. Explore the flight deck and the impressively small runway that planes would take off from while at sea. Docents stationed on the deck offer educational lectures about takeoff and landing methods, and this is where you can get some of the best views of San Diego.

Captain’s Bridge and Flight Control Center – only about 1,600 people per day are allowed to tour the ship’s main control center called the Captain’s Bridge. It's on a first come, first-served basis, so head straight there if you want to tour this area.

Battle of the Midway Theater – this 90-seat theater aboard the Midway features an inspirational 15-minute multimedia movie, Voices of the Midway. It details the Battle of Midway and features former members of the military who survived the battle. The movie is narrated by a hologram figure of a young sailor telling the story of his experience.

Climb-in aircrafts – hop on board several aircraft carriers and check out the cockpits and controls. You'll get a feel for what it would have been like to fly in the pilot’s seat.

The Lower Decks – get a glimpse into daily life on the USS Midway for the 5,000 sailors on board. Here, you’ll get to see the kitchen, laundry rooms, engine rooms, enlisted bunks, officer quarters, the anchor room, a movie theater, and more.

Museum docents – one of the USS Midway Museum’s key features is the museum docents you’ll meet throughout the ship, each eager to share their own personal experience with the USS Midway or a fun anecdote.

Fantail Café – grab a bite to eat from this maritime-themed cafe which features meals made from the ship’s original 1945 menu.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-7767

Admission with your Go San Diego Pass includes

Unlimited rides on the roller coasters and attractions

Access to laser tag, sky ropes, mini golf and the 7D theater

Two consecutive turns on the zip line

Take a break from sightseeing for a full day of fun at Belmont Park San Diego. This beachfront amusement park lines up thrilling roller coasters and classic fairground rides, as well as interactive games and activities to keep you busy.

With your All Access Combo Pass you'll get unlimited rides on the roller coasters and family-friendly attractions, including bumper cars, drop towers and the Giant Dipper. You'll also get to take up the sky ropes challenge, climb a rock wall, play mini golf, and enjoy two consecutive turns on the zip-line. There's something for every adventure-seeker at this fun-filled park.

Belmont Park highlights

The Giant Dipper – this historic wooden roller coaster is made up of 2,500 feet of track, and 13 heart-pounding hills. At the top, you'll get a picture perfect view of the ocean.

Beach Blaster – a super-thrilling four-seater that will swing you 60 feet in the air and 120 degrees in both directions while giving you prime ocean views - if you can catch ‘em.

Control Freak – a unique passenger-controlled ride that flips you upside down and all around, over and over.

Krazy Kars – a wild and 'krazy' bumper car ride with a twist.

Vertical Plunge – a drop tower-style kiddie-thrill ride sure to excite your little ones.

Liberty Carousel – this nostalgic theme park classic is ideal for visitors of all ages. Pick a horse and take a spin.

Tilt-a-whirl – this spinning and rolling ride is sure to put your stomach to the test as you whirl, and twirl away.

Octotron – hop on this coaster-like ride that propels along a track at a speed decided by you.

Speedway – get behind the wheel and race around the tracks on this zippy Nascar racing attraction.

Laser Maze – a Mission Impossible-style challenge. You’ll have to duck, dive, and roll through obstacles, navigating your way through before the time runs out.

Mini Golf – practice your putting skills on this 18-hole course with surprises at every turn.

Sky Ropes – this open-air obstacle course requires concentration and skill to navigate across on tight ropes, balance beams, and other challenges.

Sky Climb/Rock Wall - put on a harness and put your upper body strength to the test on this 30-foot-tall rock climbing wall featuring multiple routes to the top.

Zip Line - get two consecutive turns on the park’s zip line and soar over everyone’s heads at high speeds.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Hornblower Cruises & Events, 1800 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Your Go San Diego Pass includes

A choice of two cruises - North Bay Tour or South Bay Tour

Views of San Diego's landmarks from the water

Commentary from your knowledgeable Captain

Get out onto the water and see San Diego's best sights from the comfort of a sightseeing cruise ship. You can take your pick from two tours and explore the North Bay or South Bay of San Diego.

Along the way, your Captain will provide an insightful commentary of the sights, detailing the history of San Diego and providing some local tips. Each ship boasts comfortable indoor and outdoor seating areas, so you can ride whatever the weather, and there are snacks and beverages available to purchase on board too.

San Diego Harbor Cruise tours

North Bay Tour – see the Maritime Museum, Harbor Island, Shelter Island, the North Island Naval Air Station, the Nuclear Submarine Base, the Cabrillo National Monument and the Point Loma Lighthouse where you might catch colonies of sea lions.

South Bay Tour – enjoy views of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, Seaport Village, the Naval Station San Diego, Naval Destroyers & Frigates, Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Island, the Convention Center, and ride under the Coronado Bay Bridge.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: San Diego Speed Boat Adventures, 1450 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Your Go San Diego Pass includes

Rental of a 13-foot speedboat for up to four passengers

Self-driving tour of the San Diego Harbor

Don your captain's hat and enjoy a self-driving speedboat adventure. You'll be in control of your very own vessel and given the power to whizz your way around the harbor.

Each San Diego Speed Boat is designed to be extremely safe, stable and comfortable. The vessels all come with safety equipment that has been approved by the Coast Guard and use super-quiet, eco-friendly, 30-horsepower outboard motors. Boats can carry up to three passengers and come with comfortable cushioned seats.

You don't need to be an experienced driver to pilot the boats either. They're controlled with a steering wheel that handles just like a car, and the throttle only had three positions. You can choose to cruise slow like a houseboat and take in all the sights, or whizz across the water as fast as a jet ski. Along the way, you'll get views of the Navy Ships, the USS Midway aircraft museum, Coronado Bridge, famous Star of India, and the Seaport Village.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1624

Admission with your Go San Diego Pass includes

Access to all permanent exhibits

Five stories of interactive exhibits to explore

One showing of a 2D or 3D film

Get immersed in natural history and learn more about the world around you at the San Diego Natural History Museum, also know as theNAT.

With five stories of interactive exhibits, featuring everything from fossils and dinosaur bones to rare books and animals, there’s something for everyone at theNAT. You'll also get the chance to enjoy a free guided nature walk and take part in the immersive activities.

Your admission includes one featured film on the museum’s giant-screen, 300-seat theater with daily showings of 2D and 3D films.

Natural History Museum highlights

Fossil Mysteries – San Diego is an archaeological hotbed, and was once a haven for the giants of prehistory: dinosaurs. Examine fossils and use archaeological tools to find the answers to the mysteries of bones and fossils. You’ll travel through a period of 75 million years, from the time of dinosaurs to the ice ages.

Coast to Cactus in Southern California – this new, permanent exhibition tells the story of this amazing place we call home. Take an immersive walk through the major regions of southern California—coast, inland valleys, mountains, and desert—and celebrate the abundant variety of life found here.

Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People - a History of Citizen Science – learn about naturalists associated with the museum and the impact their work and observations had on science as we know it today. Rare books, art, photographs, historical documents, and plant and animal specimens are brought together to prove that everyone can participate in science.

Skulls – take a look at 200 of the weirdest, wildest, and most fascinating animal skulls from the museum’s research collection.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1625

Admission with your Go San Diego Pass includes

One free IMAX science-themed film screening

Hands-on exhibits for kids and big kids

Get stuck in and learn about all things science at San Diego's immersive science center. There are plenty of hands-on, interactive exhibits to keep you busy, covering everything from renewable energy and household technology to light, perception and physics.

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages and aims to help you understand how the power of science can create a better future. Design images with a sand pendulum, analyze the vibrations of guitar strings, and get immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet. Little ones will love Kid City, where conveyor belts, cranes and shopping carts take center stage.

Fleet Science Center highlights

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition – does toast always land butter-side down? What keeps you drier: running in the rain or walking through it? Can you really pull a tablecloth off of a fully set table without disturbing a dish? In this awe-inspiring, hands-on exhibition, you can put these myths to the test - just as the team from the popular MythBusters TV show have done for years. Use scientific observations and your own curiosity to search for the truth behind some commonly held beliefs.

Retro-Active Science – explore the Fleet's classic collection of science exhibits and make new discoveries about the world around you. Exhibits are designed for all ages and cover a variety of fundamental science principals, from light and perception to physics and engineering, and there are over 30 to see.

Dream! Design! Build! – get stuck into engineering activities in Dream! Design! Build! This exhibition features hands-on building activities to help you dream like a visionary, design like an architect, and build like an engineer.

Power Play San Diego – built exclusively for the Fleet, Power Play San Diego challenges visitors to try and keep the power grid in balance while maximizing the use of renewable energy sources. When you're in charge of the grid, you'll have the responsibility of delivering power from the production sources to homes, offices, schools and other businesses in San Diego. Try to keep the power grid in balance and avoid a blackout.

Kid City – let your little ones test their real-world skills as they check out the different systems and processes that make the world go around. From conveyor belts and cranes to shopping carts and nutrition models, Kid City is a great place for parent-guided exploration and learning.

So Watt – an Illuminating look at energy conversion, conservation, and the science behind everyday appliances.

San Diego’s Water - From Source to Tap – discover where this city’s water actually comes from and how it's delivered across the metropolitan area. Get your hands wet as you learn about conservation and preservation - great for all ages.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way Scripps Institute, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037

Admission with your Go San Diego Pass includes

Over 5,000 fish in 60 habitats to see

Hands-on activities including touch pools

Feedings, talks and multimedia displays

Venture under the sea and explore the memorable marine life exhibits at Birch Aquarium - a must-see for every San Diego landlubber. You'll learn about living coral reefs, watch baby seahorses play, listen to whale songs, and even pet sea stars at this immersive attraction.

The Birch Aquarium is home to to more than 5,000 fish in over 60 habitats. And you'll see everything from sharks and lobsters to turtles while learning all about ocean science and the marine environment. There are daily feedings and sea life interactions to watch, and if you want to get hands-on, you can head to the touch pool and pet sea stars and crabs.

The Birch Aquarium interprets the research and discoveries of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography - a world-leader in marine science - so you'll be learning straight from the source.

Birch Aquarium highlights

Boundless Energy – this interactive exhibit explores the future of renewable energy and the innovative ways scientists are using natural forces like the wind, sun, and other sources to power our daily lives, so that we can conserve our resources and live in a sustainable world.

Feeling the Heat – Birch Aquarium presents the science and challenges of global climate change – backed by 50 years of research from Scripps' Institution of Oceanography. Check out a futuristic news report showing what the weather may look like in 2050, and test your knowledge on the extent to which everyday items impact the environment.

There’s Something About Seahorses – did you know male seahorses can become pregnant? Visit their babies in the seahorse nursery and come nose to ‘snout’ with these fascinating seahorses and sea dragons.

Infinity Cube: Language of Light – explore the phenomenon of bio luminescence in the marine environment when you step into the “infinity cube” which displays more than six hours of film footage of single-celled marine organisms reacting to various stimulants.

ElasmoBeach – meet the ‘locals’ when you come face-to-face with leopard sharks and elasmobranchs (a species of rays) in this large outdoor tank that explores the animals that live in La Jolla shores.

Research in Action – visit the more than 60 habitats housed here, including a 70,000-gallon kelp forest tank and habitats of creatures found from the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico. You'll see some of the world's most beautiful species including whitetip and blacktip reef sharks. Learn all about how coral reefs around the world are being affected by climate change and help scientists attempt to answer why some reefs are suffering while others are thriving.

Expedition at Sea – get a glimpse into the research that goes on at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and see what it’s like to live and work aboard a research sea vessel, the R/V Sally Ride. You’ll get to see footage from the ship’s 100+ years of exploration and learn about specimens discovered during the ship’s time at sea.

Tide Pool Plaza – get your hands wet for an up-close look at "life on the edge" of the ocean. You’ll get to touch sea stars, sea anemones, hermit crabs, sea cucumbers, lobsters, and more in organisms that live in rocky inter-tidal habitats.

Mexican Seas / Mares Mexicanos – take a photographic journey to four unique biodiversity hot spots that can be found in Mexican waters and learn about “the art of science” and how it’s used to inspire conservation and awareness.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plz, San Diego, CA 92101-1636

Entry with your Go San Diego Pass includes

90 vehicles to explore include Louie Mattar's famous car

Historic and cultural exhibits

Discover a world of American automobiles at this museum dedicated to cars and transport. It was started by renowned car collector, Briggs Cunningham, back in 1988 and has since become a must-visit attraction for millions of automotive buffs.

Here you'll find 90 incredible vehicles on display, including a $75,000 Cadillac complete with a toilet, a fridge and self-inflating tires. There are also plenty of exhibits detailing the history of the American automotive industry and how cars contribute to American culture.

Kids will also enjoy sitting in a real race car and climbing onto a full-sized motorcycle, too.

San Diego Automotive Museum highlights

Louie Mattar's Car – this impressive vehicle is every car lover's fantasy. It was designed by Louis Mattar who broke a cross-country endurance record in 1947 by driving the car from San Diego to New York and back without stopping. You'll find out all about the car's unique mechanisms that prevented him from stopping and it's quirky features throughout.

Harley Davidson Collection – learn all about the origins and prototypes of this famous bike brand.

Cars & Society – browse a permanent car collection comprised of Cadillacs, Fords, Alpha Romeos, trucks, and many more.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: San Diego Air & Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plz Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1636

Admission with your Go San Diego Pass includes

Hands-on exhibits and aircraft to explore

A 4D air and space-themed cinema screening

Military aircrafts and jets to see

Explore all things science and aviation at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. You'll journey through the history of flight and explore beautifully-restored aircrafts and hands-on exhibits. There's a model of the Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon of 1783, a Spitfire Mk XVI and a 4D theatre where you can take to the skies.

Learn all about the history of aviation, space flight, and get a sense of the danger and excitement involved in air combat.

Air and Space Museum highlights

Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon – stand beneath this model of the famous hot air balloon of 1783. It was the first manned vehicle in recorded history to break the bonds of gravity and lift humans above the Earth.

3D/4D Zable Theater – enjoy immersive films and feel like you're soaring through the air. There's 'Jetpack Adventure', 'Fly Me to the Moon', 'The Red Baron' and 'Space Chase'.

Wartime aircraft – see a mint-condition Spitfire Mk. XVI, a Navy F6F Hellcat and a A-4 Skyhawk jet, plus plenty of other military aircraft that were used in World War II.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bike and Kayak Tours Inc - La Jolla, 2158 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

You Go San Diego Pass includes

90-minutes to explore the La Jolla Beach

All equipment including a two-seater kayak, vests, and paddles

Head to the shores of La Jolla Beach, just north of downtown San Diego, to enjoy a 90-minute tandem kayak ride.

You'll set out onto the open water to explore the city's famous seven caves. Look out for sea lions basking in the sun, see the famous Scripps Pier from the water, and try to spot some native aquatic life, including leopard sharks and shovelnose guitarfish.

Your 90-minute rental includes everything you need to explore the coast - a two-seater kayak (you must have two Go San Diego Cards to redeem), paddles, and life vests.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Japanese Friendship Garden, Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112

Your Japanese Friendship Garden ticket includes

The chance to explore the zen garden in Balboa Park

Access to the koi pond, stepping stones and landscaped features

Stroll around this peaceful garden in San Diego’s Balboa Park - the nation’s largest urban cultural park. The zen design of the Japanese Friendship Garden boasts traditional sand and stone elements, a koi pond, and a see-saw bamboo pipe. You'll enjoy exploring the scenery, which fuses Japanese and Southern Californian style, and taking in the relaxed ambience.

The garden was created as a gesture of friendship between the US and Japan, and combines water, pastoral and mountain scenes, also known as 'San-Kei-En' - a three-tiered experience. As you explore, you'll learn about all the little landscaped details and what they represent in Japanese culture. The bamboo pipe is designed to rock like a see-saw and make a noise that scares away evil spirits, while the koi pond features a central island shaped like a turtle to symbolize longevity. Each calming element will bring a sense of peace and tranquility to your San Diego trip, so don't miss the chance to take some time out and enjoy this cultural sanctuary.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: San Diego Model Railroad Museum, 1649 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1621

Your Go San Diego pass includes

Access to the largest model railroad display in the world

Entry to an interactive toy train gallery and Thomas the Tank Engine activity room

Free souvenir with admission

All aboard for the largest model railroad display in the world, an interactive toy train gallery, and a Thomas the Tank Engine activity room. You don't need to be a train enthusiast to enjoy the miniature models and tiny railroading systems at this unique museum. Explore four massive operating scale-modeled layouts that depict the great and historic railroads of the Southwest and learn all about the prominent women in the railroad industry, and how their often-overlooked contributions have made this mode of transport what it is today.

You'll also find a Thomas the Tank Engine activity room, an interactive toy train gallery, and a relief map of San Diego County featuring a hands-on computer display. The various educational displays contain a centralized traffic control machine, a working semaphore, and a crossing signal, encouraging both children and adults to feel like a part of the world of model trains.

Model Railway Museum highlights

Tehachapi pass - famous among railroad fanatics for its curvy stretch known as 'The Loop', the Tehachapi Pass is a 70-mile railroad line between Bakersfield and Mojave, and SDMRM has replicated it in full, complete with mountains and the whole thing is built to 1/87th its actual size.

San Diego & Arizona Eastern - this spectacular replica models the prototype railroad connecting San Diego with El Cajon and El Centro, and features an impressive 10-foot high model of the treacherous Carriso Gorge and Goat Canyon trestle.

Pacific Desert Lines - based on detailed turn-of-the-century plans to lay a railroad from San Diego to the east coast, this computer-controlled replica features a meticulously detailed Santa Fe Depot and Carlsbad Power Plant, which took hundreds of hours to complete.

Toy Train Gallery - everything is tiny in this exhibit, which features a 42 by 44 foot permanent layout including very lifelike scenery, figurines, and trains with horns and real smoke! Also on display are a rare collection of Lionel type models from the 1920s through the 1950s, complimented by select pieces of railroad-inspired artwork by Angela Trotta Thomas.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1618

Entry with your Go San Diego Pass includes

Access to the museum's permanent exhibits

An impressive collection of art from around the world

Access to temporary exhibitions including concerts

Get your art and culture fix at San Diego's oldest, largest, and most-visited art institution. It's housed in a historic Spanish Renaissance building and features an impressive collection of paintings from around the world. See Spanish and Italian Old Masters, South Asian paintings, 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and more.

As well as its permanent collection, the Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as concerts and local student exhibits. Head out to the sculpture court and garden after exploring the interiors to browse an outstanding sculpture collection and impressive floral displays.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), 1649 El Prado at Sixth Avenue Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101-1662

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Extended summer hours: Memorial Day – Labor Day: Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado Ste 3, San Diego, CA 92101-1664

The suggested admission to this museum is $5.00. Smart Destinations will be making a donation on behalf of all Go San Diego Card customers.

Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the San Diego History Center presents the colorful and diverse history of the region, interpreting San Diego's growth from the period prior to European settlement to the present. Its core exhibition, Place of Promise: Stories of San Diego, contains many interactive components and fascinating artifacts, including an 1866 Stagecoach, a 1921 Model T Ford and a 30' by 30' floor map of San Diego County.

The San Diego History Center also offers changing exhibitions and public programs to further enhance the visitor's experience. The galleries will be expanding in the near future, so please call ahead for an up-to-date list of exhibitions.

The San Diego History Center was founded by George W. Marston in 1928. Motivated by the understanding that San Diego was a growing city, Marston began acquiring land on Presidio Hill, right above Old Town San Diego, to commemorate the site where Franciscan Padre Junípero Serra and Captain Gaspar de Portolá had built the first Spanish settlement in Alta California in 1769.

Today, the San Diego History Center serves over 81,000 visitors each year. Hands-on activities are offered for family audiences, and public programming for adults includes tours, lectures, and panel discussions. The library houses over 2.5 million photographs making it one of the largest in the country.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Your Go San Diego pass includes

General admission to the San Diego Art Institute

Local artwork from San Diego artists

Access to new exhibitions

Browse unique art pieces from local San Diego artists at this cutting-edge art center. The contemporary San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) specializes in multi-disciplinary programs and exhibitions featuring new commissions by local up-and-coming artists.

A new exhibition opens every four to six weeks, offering a comprehensive perspective on cutting-edge artwork being created in the San Diego region. Visit SDAI and you'll not only see local artwork you'll support San Diego's artists and art communities too. The engaging programs range from SDAI album launches to innovative summer camps to professional development workshops. Be a part of what's happening in regional arts today by exploring this art center.

Once you've browsed the exhibits, swing by Space 1439, SDAI's gift shop. You'll find unique handcrafted prints, sculpture, jewelry, and ephemera created by local artists and artisans which you can purchase.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7405

Entry with Your Go San Diego Pass includes

A guided interactive tour of the baseball stadium

Access to exclusive areas, the dugout, and the press box

Explore downtown San Diego's PETCO Park and get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of baseball, Southern California style.

This interactive, guided tour gives you access to the ballpark's restricted areas that few get to see. Discover 'writer's row' in the press box, learn about the historic Western Metal Supply Co. Building, and explore the Padres' dugout. You'll also get to peek inside the exclusive premium lounge and private luxury suites, and enter the press box, where announcers call out a play by play of your favorite games.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: The New Children's Museum, 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6850

Entry with your Go San Diego Pass includes

Access to hands-on exhibits

Art stations where kids can create

Imaginative installations to explore

Little ones can learn and play at this quirky downtown San Diego museum. It's all about contemporary art and imagination here with exhibits designed to enhance creativity and critical thinking in children.

There's a labyrinth of mini rooms to climb through and explore, a sandbox gallery and an interactive cash machine-themed installation. You'll also find studios for all ages where kids can get creative with sand, clay and even costumes.

The museum is a dynamic space with constantly changing exhibitions, so don't miss the chance to let little ones explore.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Hornblower Cruises & Events (Whale Watching & Harbor Tours), 970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Summer: If you love whales, dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds, hop on board for a breathtaking experience on the open ocean. We’ll speed out to sea on one of our large, comfortable yachts and pass barking sea lions and pods of leaping dolphins as we search for the legendary blue whales-the largest mammal on Earth. As we make our 4-hour tour, we’ll be treated to a live narration by our experienced captain and our on-board naturalist (from the San Diego Natural History Museum). You’ll stay cozy and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating and a snack bar featuring hot food, a full bar, and souvenirs. We also offer a guarantee, if some type of whale is not sighted on your whale watching cruise, you will receive a pass good to return for a Whale Watching Cruise or 1 or 2 Hour Harbor Cruise from Hornblower San Diego.

Winter: If you love whales, dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds, hop on board for a breathtaking experience on the open ocean. We’ll speed out to sea on one of our large, comfortable yachts and pass barking sea lions and pods of leaping dolphins as we search for the legendary gray whales-known for migrating the longest distance of any mammal on Earth. As we make our 3.5-hour tour, we’ll be treated to a live narration by our experienced captain and our on-board naturalist (from the San Diego Natural History Museum). You’ll stay cozy and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating and a snack bar featuring hot food, a full bar, and souvenirs. We also offer a guarantee, if some type of whale is not sighted on your whale watching cruise, you will receive a pass good to return for a Whale Watching Cruise or 1 or 2 Hour Harbor Cruise from Hornblower San Diego.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Knott's Soak City U.S.A., 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620-3200

Entry with you Go San Diego Pass includes

Unlimited access to all slides and attractions

Thrilling drop slides and family-friendly rides to explore

A long lazy river and a huge wave pool

Have a wet and wild time at this 13-acre water adventure park in San Diego. It's whimsically themed as a Southern California beach town from the 1950s and boasts 17 speed, tube and body slides.

After experiencing the thrills and spills, relax on a lazy river that stretches out for a third of a mile. It's the perfect way to cool down in the California heat.

Knott’s Soak City Water Park highlights

Banzai Falls – grab a mat and slide head first down this rolling six-lane water slide.

Sunset River – grab an inner tube and relax as you drift along this lazy river’s 1,780 feet of windy waterways – it’s the world’s widest and one of the longest water park lazy rivers.

Gremmie Lagoon – if the thought of high-speed water rides gives you Knott’s in your stomach, Gremmie Lagoon is the perfect respite. It's geared towards the younger crowd and features interactive water games for little ones.

The Wedge – zip down this open-air group raft ride and navigate your way down unexpected twists, turns, and drops as you meander the slide’s barriers. Seats up to six people.

Tidal Wave Bay – this 750,000 gallon Tidal Wave pool features some of the city’s best surf. Bask in the sun and relax when the waves are ‘off’ and then shoot the curl like a surfing pro when they start back up.

Shore Break – this seven-story tall tower features six different water slide thrill experiences, including four slides that begin in an Aqua-Launch chamber where the floor will drop out from beneath your feet. You can also race your friends on the dueling tube slides and see who reaches the pool first.

Old Man Falls – climb to 63 feet above ground and let gravity take you away on these top-speed-reaching water slides.

Beach Houses – this three-story Beach House boasts 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers, and other surprises.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Bike and Kayak Tours Inc - La Jolla, 2158 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

Your Go San Diego Pass includes

Use of a snorkel, mask, wetsuit and flippers for one calendar day

Self-guided exploration of the coral reefs and marine life

San Diego is one of the world’s most ecologically diverse areas, and you'll get the chance to discover its colorful marine life. Dolphins, sea lions and golden garibaldi fish call the area home, so don't miss the chance to explore an underwater paradise.

You'll get a snorkel, mask, a wetsuit, and even flippers to propel you through the water. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters and take some underwater snaps of the colorful coral. Keep your eyes peeled for the bizarre-looking Shovel Nose Guitar Fish or a harmless Leopard Shark swimming around in the kelp forest.

Snorkel Adventure highlights

Garibaldi - the beautiful orange and blue fish that has been dubbed the 'official marine fish' of the state of California. These stunning little creatures can be seen swimming near the La Jolla Caves, and usually linger near coral and rocky bottoms.

Dolphin - usually seen herding fish from the local kelp beds, these marine mammals are normally visible in the mornings and late in the afternoon. Look out for flocks of sea birds, which usually indicate the presence of dolphins.

Sea Lions - catch these playful creatures splashing around in the La Jolla Ecological Reserve or the La Jolla Caves, where they're usually seen in abundance. Don’t get too close though, these cute lions are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Bike and Kayak Tours, Inc. — Coronado, 1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118, USA

Your Go San Diego Pass includes

90 minutes of tandem kayaking

Kayak, paddle and life vest

Views of San Diego's skyline

Explore San Diego Bay from the water with a 90-minute tandem kayak adventure.

Head to Coronado Island where you can pick up your kayak and gear, and from there, you can set out to explore the bay at your own pace. Enjoy great views of the San Diego skyline, the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, Petco Park, the Embarcadero, USS Midway, Naval Station North Island, the Silver Strand, Convention Center, Glorietta Bay, and more.

Your rental includes everything you need to explore the coast - a two-seater kayak, paddles, and life vests.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: GoCar Tours, 3918 Mason St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

Your Go San Diego Pass includes

A GPS-guided tour of San Diego

Choose which sights you want to see along the way

Voice-recorded commentary and history

Hop in a GPS-guided GoCar and take a unique tour of the city. You'll ride in an open air, kart-style car, while a GPS directs you to major destinations in downtown San Diego or in Point Loma. GoCar is the first-ever GPS-guided tour car and it combines the tour bus experience with the exclusivity and freedom of a rental car.

As you cruise through San Diego on a two-hour tour, you’ll be able to choose which attractions you want to stop and see. Enjoy a leisurely trip and take your time to visit a few attractions, or hop between several sights in the city - it's totally your choice.

You'll love zooming around in the mini convertible, and its clever voice animation will navigate you around and point out the sights, teaching you a thing or two about everything you see. Cruise past Balboa Park, the Gas Lamp District and the San Diego Zoo. You'll also be able to find the city's under-the-radar attractions and secret hot spots along the way.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Whaley House Museum, 2476 San Diego Ave Old Town, San Diego, CA 92110-2730

Your Go San Diego pass includes

General admission to Whaley House

Entry to the house and its historic gardens

Step into the world-famous Whaley House, which is said to be the most haunted house in America. Explore the Greek Revival-style mansions and then head out into the Victorian gardens for a spooky stroll around the grounds.

The 19th-century complex comprises of several historic houses and the official Whaley House Museum. You'll explore a room that was once where court was held in San Diego, and another where the first stage plays were performed in the city. As well as discovering these unique historic spaces, you'll also learn all about the Whaley family and get a taste of life in the 18th century.

After doing some ghost hunting in the main buildings, head out into the manicured gardens to find floral blooms and pepper trees planted by the Whaley family nearly 150 years ago.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608

Your Go San Diego pass includes

General admission to the Museum of Making Music

Over 500 instruments on display

At the Museum of Making Music, visitors can see, hear, and interact with over a century of musical history! The museum highlights the musical instrument innovations that played key roles in shaping American popular music, from the invention of the player piano and the development of ragtime music in the 1890s, to the versatility of modern digital instruments that influenced the New Wave music of the 1980s.

The museum displays over 500 vintage instruments and offers hundreds of audio and video examples at the touch of a button. The Museum of Making Music also features a unique interactive area where visitors can play over a dozen instruments, including electric drums, a digital piano, a Theremin, electric guitars, and more.

Here are a few themes that you will experience at the permanent exhibits of the Museum of Making Music:

Popular Music: The genres and tunes that defined each era from 1900 to today.

Musical Instrument Innovations: Key advances in musical instruments.

Manufacturing: The ever-evolving world of instrument manufacturing.

Distribution: How instruments, accessories and products made their way to stores and consumers.

Marketing: The many ways in which businesses communicate with the public.

Music Retail: A look at the music stores, shops and individuals who brought us our musical instruments.

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants: The role of the 111-year-old trade association in supporting and promoting the music products industry.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Living Coast Discovery Center, 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910-8222

Your Go San Diego pass includes

General admission to the Living Coast Discovery Center

Free guided nature walks on select days

Access to a shallow water touch tank with rays

Discover the Living Coast Discovery Center, San Diego Bay’s native wildlife center. A zoo-quarium that focuses on the importance of coastal resource conservation, the Living Coast Discovery Center features a number of diverse and fascinating exhibits, set just steps from the pristine coastline of San Diego Bay.

Kids will love the Wergeland Family Discovery Center, which features giant green sea turtles and rainbow trout. In Turtle Lagoon, get up-close-and-personal with the Discovery Center’s own endangered Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtles. Don't miss the David A. Wergeland Shark & Ray Experience, a 21,000-gallon aquarium that includes a shallow-water touch tank where you can actually touch the resident rays!

At the Living Coast Discovery Center, you can step into the Shorebird Aviary and enter the home of native water and shorebirds, including egrets, ducks, and herons. At Eagle Mesa, you will come face-to-face with the majestic national symbols of the United States and Mexico: the Bald eagle and Golden eagle. Take a walk down Raptor Row and meet the Discovery Center’s native birds of prey, including hawks, owls, osprey, and even the Turkey vulture.

As you’re exploring, take notice of the beautiful gardens featuring San Diego’s rich mosaic of plant species. Take a stroll on the Discovery Center’s 1.5 miles of walking trails leading to the shoreline, where you may catch a glimpse of a soaring harrier, shorebirds, rabbits, and maybe even an Osprey diving down for lunch.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, 410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6925

Your Go San Diego pass includes

General admission to The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

The Gaslamp Museum at the David-Horton House (formerly known as the William Heath Davis House) is the oldest surviving structure in downtown San Diego. Constructed by William Heath Davis in 1850, the house is a pre-framed lumber 'salt box' home from the east coast. The home was actually shipped to San Diego by boat around Cape Horn.

The Gaslamp Museum at the David-Horton House has been home to fascinating people, including Alonzo Horton, who many consider the founder of San Diego, as well as to many pre-Civil War West Point graduates. Each room is decorated to represent different eras in the life of the house and its former inhabitants. In 1873, the home became a county hospital for the care of the sick and dying. The spirit of an unknown Victorian is rumored to reside there to this day.

Gaslamp Gifts, a unique curiosity shop inspired by William Heath Davis' 1850s merchandising business, is located in the basement of the museum. Stop by for some unusual souvenirs.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4291

Your Go San Diego pass includes

General admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art

Get a culture fix at the recently-expanded Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. It's the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time. The collection includes more than 4,000 works created after 1950, representing a variety of media and genres including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation.

The museum is known for collecting works by promising emerging artists and under-recognized, mid-career artists, as well as by major figures in international contemporary art.

Highlights of the museum's collection include minimalism and Pop Art of the 1960s and 1970s, conceptual art from the 1960s to the present, installation art, art from Latin America, and art from California and the San Diego/Tijuana region. Many works in the collection are the result of artists’ residencies or works commissioned for MCASD exhibitions.

Experience art in a historic setting in the newly-opened Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building and the David C. Copley Building. The downtown Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego features a number of permanent commissions by artists such as Richard Serra and Jenny Holzer, presented in a large, light-filled gallery in the renovated historic Santa Fe Depot baggage building.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego also presents a rapidly-changing program of temporary exhibitions as well as evening programs. The popular TNT (Thursday Night Thing) occurs on the first Thursday of the month.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Coronado Museum of History and Art, 1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118, USA

A trip to San Diego would not be complete without a trip to Coronado. Once there, a visit to the Coronado Museum of History will enhance your visit by providing insight into this fascinating resort town in the heart of San Diego. Flanked by San Diego Bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, Coronado enjoys miles of sand-filled beaches that have beconed visitors to a casual yet sophisticated lifestyle for over 126 years. Coronado is the home of the National Landmark Hotel Del Coronado, the birthplace for Naval Aviation and the Navy SEALs. Coronado has hosted 14 U.S. Presidents, Royalty, Hollywood stars galore and industry greats.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873

Your Go San Diego pass includes

Complimentary valet parking

VIP discount passport

Selection of any appetizer valued up to $20 at Quattro Café or Antonello’s

South Coast Plaza is known as the area’s premier hub of luxury boutiques and critically-acclaimed restaurants. With over 250 different stores and a restaurant for anything you could possibly be craving, the plaza is your one-stop shop for a day of retail therapy.

Your Shop & Dine Package includes a booklet of VIP discounts to use at your favorite shops in the complex. You can also enjoy a complimentary appetizer at Quattro Café or Antonello’s. Popular stores include Gucci, Hermes, Harry Winston, Alexander McQueen, Dior, and plenty more. Enjoy a day of shopping and relaxation in Costa Mesa.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Newport Landing Whale Watching, 309 Palm St A, Newport Beach, CA 92661, USA

Your Go San Diego Pass includes

Two and a half hour marine life cruise

Commentary from your crew and captain

The chance to see rare blue whales and dolphins

See orcas, humpback whales and blue whales - the biggest on the planet - on this whale watching and dolphin cruise. You'll be taken to one of the largest marine sanctuaries in California which boasts over 75 square miles of protected waters and coast and thousands of whales and marine life. Dolphins, seals and rare species of whales frequent the area all year round.

You'll board a 65-foot double deck ship with an upstairs sundeck, wraparound seating, a snack bar, and an indoor seating area with large windows. The ship was specifically designed for comfortably watching the marine life while the captain and crew members narrate your journey and point out the sea creatures. They all have extensive backgrounds in marine biology and ecosystems, and are on hand to give you the history and facts about the fascinating inhabitants.

Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruise highlights

California Gray Whale – a baleen whale that can reach up to 52 feet in length and weigh 36 tons, with a life expectancy of up to 70 years. They are so named for the gray patches on their otherwise dark skin and were once called 'devil fish' because of their erratic hunting behavior. Over 10,000 gray whales take part in their annual migration.

Giant Blue Whales – measuring in at up to 108 feet and up to 180 tons, this is the largest animal ever known to have existed. They were once found in abundance in all the world’s oceans, but were hunted almost to extinction. In 2002 it was reported that there were between 5,000 and 12,000 blue whales in the world, traveling in as few as five groups. Newport Landing viewed over 700 of the giant blue whales in 2016.

Orca – also known as the Killer Whale, these mammals are toothed whales belonging to the dolphin family. They are regarded as 'apex predators' because they themselves have no predators and often feed on even large sharks, using sophisticated hunting techniques and vocal signals.

Minke Whales – a sub-order of baleen whale that is the second smallest type in existence. They measure in at an average of only 23 feet and weigh around 14 tons. They are black and gray in color, recognizable by the white band on each flipper. These whales typically live between 30 and 50 years.

Humpback Whales – a species of baleen whale ranging from 39-52 feet and weighing in at an average of 79,000 lbs. The whale is recognizable by its long pectoral fins and bumpy head. They are unusually playful, tending to breach and slap the water frequently in brilliant displays. The male variety is known to sing intricate songs lasting up to 20 minutes, possibly in a mating ritual.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Red Line Tours - Hollywood, inside Hard Rock Cafe, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA

Your Go San Diego pass includes

A whistle stop tour of San Diego movie theaters and celebrity hangouts

Hollywood secrets from your expert guide

Visits to the Dolby Theater, the Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame

This tour takes you behind-the-scenes of the A-list city and shows you the Hollywood hot spots from a different perspective.

You'll explore popular movie locations, legendary theaters and your favorite celebrity's star on the Walk of Fame. You'll also get to walk in the footsteps of Oscar winners when you set foot on the Dolby Theater’s Awards Walk, and place your hands and feet onto the famous prints at the TCL Chinese Theatre. A tour not to be missed for any film buff.

Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will narrate the tour, providing the history and little-known facts of everything you see.

Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes™ Tour highlights

TCL Chinese Theatre – open since 1927, this legendary movie palace, with its distinctive Chinese pagoda-style roof line, is best known for the hundreds of hand and foot prints of Hollywood movie stars both past and present.

Dolby Theatre/Awards Walk – the crown jewel of Hollywood. This place is home to the famous Academy Award ceremony (the Oscars) and its red carpet celebrity arrivals are broadcast around the world.

Walk of Fame – southern California’s third most-visited landmark. Guides will reveal the history behind the creation of the Walk of Fame as well as incredible stories about individual stars. Your guides will even help you locate your favorite star.

Hollywood Sign – learn the story behind this Hollywood icon and photograph it from a special viewing platform designed for that perfect shot.

Disney's El Capitan Theatre – a fully-restored movie palace that opened in 1926. It's now home to Disney’s movie premieres and open to the public as a state-of-the-art picture palace exclusive to Disney films.

Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre – open since 1922, Hollywood’s oldest movie palace is also the birthplace of Hollywood’s red carpet movie premieres.

Roosevelt Hotel – the legendary Roosevelt hotel has been featured in multiple films, and was the site of the very first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. The hotel is allegedly haunted by its former patron, Marilyn Monroe.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6136

Your Go San Diego pass includes

General admission to the Dolby Theatre

30-minute guided tour to see the stage and behind-the-scenes

See an Oscar statuette close up and view images from previous Academy Award ceremonies

Experience all of the renowned elegance and celebrity glamour that The Dolby Theatre has to offer. This half-hour walking tour is your VIP access to the home of the Academy Awards® Ceremonies.

Step inside and revel in the grandeur of this famous venue which is a massive 180,000-square-foot and boasts a 3,400-seat capacity. See an Oscar Statuette and visit the exclusive Dolby Lounge VIP Room. You’ll also gain an insider's view of the behind-the-scenes production of other popular events such as the American Idol finals, the AFI Awards, the daytime Emmies, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and more.

Inspired by the elegance of a European opera house, and with state-of-the-art technical capabilities, the Dolby Theatre stage is one of the world’s premier entertainment venues and has hosted many iconic performers. See where Celine Dion, Prince, Dixie Chicks, American Ballet Theatre, Barry Manilow, and the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet wowed audiences.

Dolby Theatre Tour highlights

Get up close to a real Oscar Statuette

See celebrity hot spots like the Dolby Lounge where the stars celebrate their Oscar wins

View images from previous Academy Award ceremonies including Oscar® winners Grace Kelly, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Halle Berry and Julia Roberts, and more

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Hollywood Museum, 1660 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6121

Admission with your Go San Diego Pass includes

General access to the museum and exhibits

Explore over 100 years of Hollywood history

A must-see for film fans, this museum is dedicated to the magic of the movies. Peruse over four floors and 35,00 square feet of movies costumes and props – the largest collection anywhere in Hollywood.

Covering 100 years of Hollywood history, you’ll see everything from Rocky’s boxing gloves, Marilyn Monroe’s dresses, Indiana Jones’ whip, Cary Grant’s Rolls-Royce, and more.

Hollywood Museum highlights

Holy Hollywood History – this retrospective goes behind the scenes of the 1966 ABC TV series Batman. See the caped crusade’s costumes and collectables from the time including lunch boxes, action figures, and puppets.

The Dungeon of Doom – head to the museums basement and step into your favorite horror films. See the jail cell corridor that Jodie Foster walked down in Silence of the Lambs, Dr. Lecter’s mask and other props from the film, Boris Karloff’s Mummy, and Frankenstein and his bride Elvira.

Marilyn Monroe Exhibit – see the transformation from Norma Jean to the blonde bombshell Hollywood star. View Marilyn Monroe’s Fleetwood Cadillac limousine, a million-dollar dress worn on her honeymoon with baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio, Springolator high heels, an early cocktail dress she bought at the start of her career, and more.

Duration: 1 hour

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