Self-Guided Walking Tours to Explore San Diego, California

Welcome to San Diego – the 8th largest city in the U.S., said to be the birthplace of the state of California. If you are visiting for the first time, the Historic Gaslamp District Walking Tour and the Old Town Walking Tour should be high up your list to witness historic preservation done right. Don't miss a stroll through the many beautiful buildings and gardens at Balboa Park, and reward yourself with beautiful ocean vistas at the Embarcadero Marina, which offers one of the most scenic and continuous views in Southern California.

In all, we have prepared 7 self-guided walks for you to explore San Diego, which cover everything from charming streets and neighborhoods to coastline and beach attractions. Not only that, but you can also create your own walk with the attractions that interest you most and even set your hotel as the walk's starting point!

How it works: Download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. Each walk comes with a detailed tour map as well as photos and background information for the featured attractions. The app's navigation functions guide you from one attraction to the next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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