Professional guides. San Diego lovers. Colorful personalities.

Professional guides. San Diego lovers. Colorful personalities.

Bringing you unforgettable experiences

through handcrafted tours, local partnerships, and a passion for San Diego.

Break away for the typical tour experience, and allow us to show you how we like to explore our city.  Here at So Diego, we specialize in cultivating completely unique experiences that give visitors and locals a more authentic, and more exciting, view of America’s Finest City.

Bianca Beale

Founder/Owner

Bianca Beale - Founder/Owner

I’ve lived in San Diego for: My entire life!

My favorite thing about being a tour guide is: Connecting with guests, and watching them fall in love with San Diego.

My favorite San Diego neighborhood is: Dependent on my mood because there are too many unique vibes in each neighborhood, but lately I’ve been loving spending time in Coronado with my family for the beach, Hotel Del, and riding bikes. 

My favorite restaurant in San Diego is: Lumi Sushi for its gorgeous rooftop venue, sexy crowd, and delicious sushi dishes. 

My favorite thing to do in San Diego is: Attending music and food festivals like Wonderfront, Kaboo, SD Food & Wine Festival.

Nicole Cooley

Owner

Nicole Cooley - Owner

I’ve lived in San Diego for: 5 years! Moving here was the best decision ever!

My favorite thing about being a tour guide is: Connecting locals and visitors with all the amazing things our beautiful city has to offer!

My favorite San Diego neighborhood is: Little Italy because it’s full of energy, fabulous restaurants and a great nightlife! On Saturday the Little Italy Mercato is a favorite to visit and I never miss popping into the local art galleries!

My favorite restaurant in San Diego is: Barbusa for the handmade pasta, great wine and energetic vibes.

My favorite thing to do in San Diego is: Spend time at the beach with my family.

Marissa Payne

Operations Coordinator/Tour Guide

Marissa Payne - Operations Coordinator/Tour Guide

I’ve lived in San Diego for: My entire life! There aren’t too many natives left so I’m kind of a unicorn 😉

My favorite thing about being a tour guide is: Meeting new people and showing them around and telling them about San Diego. I always want to make sure people have the best time when visiting town!

My favorite San Diego neighborhood is: The downtown and surrounding areas because of the variety of places to eat and things to do, as well as the architecture and proximity to the water.

My favorite restaurant in San Diego is: Las Hadas Mexican Grill. It is so hard to pick because the city has so many great restaurants, but Las Hadas has never failed me!

My favorite thing to do in San Diego is: go to Sunset Cliffs and Watch the sunset. No matter how many times I see it, I am always in awe.

Angela Emerson

Tour Guide

Angela Emerson - Tour Guide

I’ve lived in San Diego for: Almost 21 years!

My favorite thing about being a tour guide is: Sharing my beautiful city.

My favorite San Diego neighborhood: It’s so hard to pick a favorite because they are each so different!

My favorite restaurant in San Diego is: Currently El Paisa Fresh Mexican Grill, but my answer might be different tomorrow!

My favorite thing to do in San Diego is: Spend time on the water kayaking with friends and family.

Scott Dombrowski

Tour Guide

Scott Dombrowski - Tour Guide

I’ve lived in San Diego for: Less than a year but am in love with my new city!

My favorite thing about being a tour guide is: Helping people connect with a space in fascinating, new ways.

My favorite San Diego neighborhood is: Hillcrest.  I love the friendly, open vibe…and amazing Farmers’ market every Sunday. Couldn’t ask for a better home.

My favorite restaurant in San Diego is: La Puerta, but that’s a tough one with so many great places!

My favorite thing to do in San Diego is: Explore! There’s always something new to discover from excellent museums to great restaurants.

Kirk Webster

Tour Guide

Kirk Webster - Tour Guide

I’ve lived in San Diego for: 32 years!

My favorite thing about being a tour guide is: Letting our guests know about the hidden gems around town.

My favorite San Diego neighborhood is: Mission Hills because it’s a hidden gem that includes the Cinema Under the Stars, something very few locals even know about!

My favorite restaurant in San Diego is: Sbicca in Del Mar.

My favorite thing to do in San Diego is: Play golf at Torrey Pines and hike the ocean trails above Torrey Pines Beach in the State Reserve.

Aparna Thakur

Tour Guide

Aparna Thakur - Tour Guide

I’ve lived in San Diego for: 1 ½ years!

My favorite thing about being a tour guide is: Meeting new people, showing them around and telling stories and history of the city.

My favorite San Diego neighborhood is: La Jolla because of its beautiful beaches, great restaurants and shopping as well as abundance of sea life.

My favorite restaurant in San Diego is: Brigantine

My favorite thing to do in San Diego is: Watching sunset in point loma Ocean Beach

Merritt Poling

Tour Guide

Merritt Poling - Tour Guide

I’ve lived in San Diego for: Off-and-on for over a decade! I was born and raised in Fallbrook, CA.

My favorite thing about being a tour guide is: Getting the chance to share something I love with all kinds of people from all kinds of places.

My favorite San Diego neighborhood is: Old Town. I love carnitas roughly as much as I love history, and there’s no better place to find both.

My favorite restaurant in San Diego is: Old Town Tequila Factory. Good tequila and even better fish tacos!

My favorite thing to do in San Diego is: Surf, obviously! Ocean Beach is my local spot.

NEVER BASIC. ALWAYS ADVENTUROUS. THAT’S SO DIEGO.

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