San Diego, California

San Diego: Do as the Locals Do

with Justin B.

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Justin B.
Style: Chill, Offbeat, Zen

Want to visit San Diego but avoid the tourist traps where lines are long and prices are anything but cheap? (SEE BULLET POINT OPTIONS BELOW)

I'll show you how to experience San Diego like a local: exquisite seafood and Mexican food, local craft breweries, and lots and lots of budget friendly activities outdoors enjoying the sunshine!

This tour is completely customizable. I am your personal driver and tour guide for the day. Or if your prefer, I can just be your driver. Below, I've listed a few of my favorite activities in San Diego. I can take you to as many of the following activities as you'd like to fit in to 8 hours (recommended), or I can take you to any location(s) in San Diego of your choice (i.e. Downtown, San Diego Zoo/Sea World). At $80/person, that's $10/hour.

Want a shorter tour? It's just $15/hour for 6 hours, or $20/hour for 4 hours.

*See the seals! (free)
*Ride Jet Skis (rental $45/hour...the cheapest around)
*Mountain Bike in Pacific beach (rentals $30/day)
*Coastal or Inland Hike (free) (50 hikes to choose from)
*360 degree view of San Diego (free)

*Amazing local restaurants: a Mexican & sea food joint, a fish taco spot, a restaurant with to-die-for buffalo wings, a gyro joint that brews their own beer, or, lastly, the best Vegan food you'll ever eat on a roof top

*Bike the board walk ($10 for a daily rental)
*Enjoy the breathtaking ocean views during the sunset (free)
*Drink at a local brewery in Ocean Beach
*A comedy club (free entry and parking)
*Bonfire on the bay ($15 for wood and a starter log)

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$80
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for 8 hours


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Justin B.

I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is cold and dismal. A place where people just work, drink, and watch sports. Luckily, about 6 years ago, I was smart enough to realize there are better places to live. So you can imagine my extreme elation upon discovering San Diego's perfect weather and the sheer number of things to do outdoors! I'm a big outdoors person, so I fell in love with this city and made it my home. So if you need a cheap place to stay, near the beach, while you're in San Diego, my entire apartment is available on Airbnb (copy and paste link in to Google): https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11555389?guests=1&s=41&user_id=39714012&ref_device_id=a02bf87ad10c151a I've also been fortunate enough do quite a bit of traveling over the years. Domestically, I've visited West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii and Oregon. Internationally, I've had the pleasure of visiting Romania, Spain, France, Italy, and Thailand. With that said, there's NO PLACE LIKE SUN DIEGO!! I can't wait to show you around the city I call home! Full profile


7 Reviews

Austin W.

We had an absolute blast with Justin! He was very friendly and informative. We saw the seals (you could just walk up and pet them!), went mountain biking , went to an awesome brewery where you sit on the kegs, and then Justin took us to a comedy show and got us free entry. I didn't know any of the comedian s but they were all hilarious! I think the seals were my favorite! I can't believe people get to live here! I would highly recommend Justin's tour. I didn't see any of this stuff online and the time and money we would have spent on Ubers made the price of the tour that much more worth it.

Shareen H.

My friends and I had an amazing time in San Diego. So glad we did this tour with Justin! He was very chill and definitely knew how to have a good time without the crowds and without putting a hole in our pockets haha. Those fish tacos were insanely good! And that sun set...Jesus! I think my favorite part of the day was the jet skiis though. I'd highly recommend this tour if you don't have a ton of time in San Diego but want to get a taste of what's it like to live here. Well worth the money in my opinion.

Alisa T.

A day well spent! I'm going to recommend Justin's tour to my friends. We did a few things Justin recommended (the seals, a coastal hike, the Mexican spot he suggested, and the brewery), and then we asked him to take us to the Gas Lamp District. We had a blast at Barley & Mash.

Nick L.

Do the jet skiis!! We also really enjoyed the bonfire (Justin got us fire wood, blankets, and S'mores ingredients and dropped us off and picked us up) and the gyros. I would recommend those for sure.

Jeff L.

When I first booked this tour, I was thinking that 8 hours seemed like a long time for a tour. But honestly, it was the perfect amount of time to do and see a lot of stuff in San Diego we wanted to. It was an efficient day, but didn't feel rushed at all. Justin drove us around, let us play our own music, and once we got to places, let us do our thing. I liked that he was there to answer questions, but wasn't an overwhelming tour guide. I would highly recommend a tour with Justin.


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