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San Diego Bike Tours

Location: Downtown San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla, Point Loma

Schedule: Daily or by Reservation

Cost: $65 and Up

Features: Guided Bike Tour of San Diego Attractions

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Cycling in the San Diego Mountains and Desert

Location: Julian (62 Miles / 1.25 Hours Northeast of Downtown San Diego); Borrego Springs (93 Miles / 2 Hours Northeast of Downtown San Diego); Palomar Mountain via Lake Henshaw (62 Miles / 1.25 Hours Northeast of Downtown San Diego).

Time: Cycling Events Take Place at Various Times During the Year

Cost: Starts at $49 per Event.

Features: Go Cycling or Mountain Biking in San Diego’s Desert and Mountains. Rides Range from 11 miles to 100 miles.

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Ocean & Bay Adventures with Seaforth Boat Rentals

Locations: Downtown San Diego (Marina District); Mission Bay (7 miles / 10 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego); and Coronado (6 miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Sailing Tours; Fishing Trips; Wakeboard Instruction; Power Boat Rides on San Diego Bay; Rentals for Boats, Jet-Skis, Kayaks, and Canoes.

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Gondola Rides at the Coronado Bay Resort

Location: Coronado Cays (11 Miles / 20 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Rides Daily: 3PM – Midnight (Starts at 11AM on Weekends); Reservations are Required

Cost: Starts at $85 for Two People

Features: Romantic, Venice-Style Gondola Rides around the Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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Desert Adventures

Location: Borrego Springs (93 Miles/ 2 Hours East of San Diego Coastal Areas)

Time: Most Events Take Place Between October and May

Cost: Starts at $55 per Event.

Features: Desert Jeep Tours; Group Tours on Military Transport Vehicles; Astronomy Nights; Ghosts & Legends; Wine Tasting; Customized Tours

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Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area

Location: Ocotillo Wells (93 Miles/ 2 Hours from the Coastal Areas of San Diego)

Open Daily: Open Year-Round (October – May are the Main Months)

Cost: Free

Features: Desert Playground for Off-Road Vehicle Enthusiasts

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Around San Diego

Unfortunately, the Cinderella Carriage Company closed down but hopefully somebody reading this will be inspired to start something similar as we receive a number of requests looking for an alternative.

San Diego has the perfect climate for enjoying the outdoors. You can celebrate the beauty of San Diego with a loved one by taking a horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown San Diego.

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San Diego Harbor Cruises

Location: Downtown San Diego (North Embarcadero)

Harbor Tours Start: 10AM – 4:15PM (5:30 PM during Summer).

Cost: $20+ ($10+ for Kids ages 4-12 and $18+ for Seniors 55 and over)

Features: Take a cruise on San Diego Harbor, the most beautiful harbor in America. Enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown San Diego Skyline while passing by Yachts, Sailboats, Naval Warships, and Seals. Whale-watching, Brunch and Dinner Cruises, and Yacht Charters also available.

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Beautiful Stroll Along San Diego Bay

Location: Downtown San Diego (From the San Diego Convention Center to the Airport)

Hours: Always Open

Things to Do & See: Enjoy the Views of San Diego Harbor and Skyline while walking several miles along the waterfront, visiting world-class attractions, dining at restaurants, shopping in unique stores, looking at artwork, and people watching. You can also ride an Antique Carousel or take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride.

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Gems of Pala Tourmaline

Location: Pala (53 Miles / 55 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Panning is on most weekends by Appointment Only

Cost: $20 for a Bucket of Pilings

Features: Tourmaline Mining at the famous Stewart Mine; Gem Store

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Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Museum

Location: Fallbrook (53 Miles / 55 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Cost: Free

Hours: 11AM-3PM (Thursday – Saturdays)

Features: Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Museum; Specimens from around the World, including California Tourmaline; History of San Diego Mining; Fluorescent Mineral Display; Gift Shop

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California Tourmaline in Fallbrook & Carlsbad

Location: Fallbrook (53 Miles / 55 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 5PM (Closed Sundays)

Features: San Diego Tourmaline and Other Gems for Sale

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