San Diego Historical Tours

Anyone can visit a city and see the way it looks and functions in the present day, but do you ever wonder about the past history, stories, and people that once inhabited that same building that you are looking at today? Here at So Diego Tours we believe that the history of San Diego is an important part of what makes this city so wonderful. The history of the land and the people play an important role in the diversity we have in our city today. Our signature San Diego historical tours are Brothels, Bites, and Booze (Gaslamp Quarter) and Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones (Old Town). These fun tours are designed to let you experience both past and present San Diego at once. We love sharing our knowledge of San Diego with our guests and we do so in a manner that is fun and memorable.


Learn about our fascinating historical tours in the Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town below.


Gaslamp Historical Tour: Brothels, Bites, and Booze

You will learn about the scandalous history of when the post-Gold Rush era brought a culture of drinking, gambling, and prostitution to the port city of San Diego. We will share stories about the characters that played a hand in shaping the city that we know and love today, from the influx of newcomers to the revitalization of the once extremely seedy area.


Old Town Historical Tour: Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones

In Old Town, we pay tribute to the Birth Place of San Diego and the Mexican influence that remains present in the city today. Old Town is also the site of one of the most haunted houses in America, The Whaley House, and the history here wouldn’t be complete without a ghost story or two to go with it.


San Diego is Full of History!

Other historic areas include Coronado, La Jolla, and the Beaches areas. Whether you are a local San Diegan or just visiting, our historical tours will provide you with a new perspective of San Diego and fun stories and knowledge to share with your friends and family! Book your San Diego historical tour today and journey back in time with us to the early days of San Diego.


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