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Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

1. Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a memorable day exploring California's famous wine culture in the beautiful Temecula Valley. Discover wineries of all sizes that serve up award winning wines, hospitality, wine knowledge, and stunning vineyard views. Depart your Temecula area hotel in the morning on a deluxe touring vehicle. Visit 4 fantastic wineries where you get to sample award-winning wines and enjoy the best that Temecula Wine Country has to offer. Relax as your guide liaisons with all four of the wineries, stow your purchases, and keeps you informed and entertained throughout the day. Sit down to an artisan-inspired lunch and dessert catered by an onsite deli and hosted in the barrel room. Explore the Temecula Valley Wine Country which offers more than 45 wineries on this flexible day trip which takes into account your preferences in wine and scenery, as well as any special events or offerings at the wineries. Get access to great discounts on wines through the tour. When booking, please select a food option from the list below and write in your selections in the notes during the booking process: • #1 Chicken Caesar Salad  • #2 Mediterranean Chicken Salad  • #3 Eggplant Caprese Sandwich • #4 Turkey Club Sandwich • #5 Classic Italian Sandwich • #6 Artisan Cheese & Deli Plate  • #7 Roast Beef Sandwich  • #8 Viva Chicken Wrap All lunches are served with a chewy Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie and bottled water. Spinach wraps are available as an alternative for ciabatta bread. Side house salads are served with Italian vinaigrette (on the side).

San Diego: San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Ticket

2. San Diego: San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Ticket

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an adventurer’s safari paradise in Southern California. The 1,800-acre Safari Park is home to more than 3,000 animals representing more than 375 species—many living in wide, open field enclosures. So jump onto one of our thrilling array of tours and create memories of adventure for you and your family – all while benefiting the conservation of species here and in more than 35 countries across the globe. Welcome to a land of volcanoes, tropical rain forests, a treasure trove of biodiversity—and tigers. Sumatra is home to the critically endangered Sumatran tiger, along with other endangered species such as orangutans, rhinos, and elephants. Tiger Trail provides a journey to discover tigers and their current struggles within their island world. Lion Camp - Get nose to nose with our African lion pride—literally! Bring the kids up close to see lions that may come right up to the glass to check you out. Heart of Africa - The winding trails take you through an African forest and savanna to a serene lake. Stop and cool off at Jamison Research Island. Elephant Overlook - An elevated walkway takes you out where you can get a closer look at our Elephant Cam stars. Don't miss the youngsters born right here! Hidden Jungle - Enter our tropical greenhouse and experience a habitat of exotic birds, insect, and plants, home to our annual Butterfly Jungle event. Wings of the World Aviary - Everything in this free-flight aviary is designed to approximate the natural turf for over 140 birds of 40 species. Condor Ridge - Follow the trail of North American habitats and animals to see bighorn sheep and learn the great conservation story of the California condors. Other activities included in your admission: Elephant Enrichment - Watch our elephant herd enjoy morning treats. Discovery Station - This kid-friendly area is filled with musical instruments, puppets, books, craft activities, and wildlife “toys” and is designed to give children and their adult companions a playful space for animal-themed fun. Savanna Cool Zone - Walk through palm trees offering a gentle mist to three slippery critters that spout water: a turtle, a lion, and a crocodilian. Jameson Research Island Interpretive Center. Africa Tram Safari - Guided tour rides depart 10 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. daily (The Africa Tram Safari is an exciting expedition with brightly colored tour vehicles and our diverse animal collection creating a relaxing adventure. Lorikeet Landing - Watch our colorful rainbow lorikeets swoop down to enjoy nectar offered by guests. Exhibit entrance if free; lorikeet food is available for purchase to experience the thrill of feeding these birds by hand. Petting Kraal - Touch gentle deer and antelope. Have you “herd”? with Robert the Zebra - Robert the Zebra lives in digital, animated form on a large screen, where he can see the people who have come to visit. He asks questions, cracks jokes, talks about zebra life, and is very curious about humans. Frequent Flyers® Bird Show - An East African crowned crane in flight is a stunning sight viewed by only a privileged few, until now! The crane is one of the stars of the Park’s bird show, Frequent Flyers. The program lets you witness birds in full flight and focuses on a variety of birds from around the world. Animal Encounters - This interactive program gives you an opportunity to have face-to-face contact with the Park’s animal ambassadors like a cheetah, alligator, serval, and other rare and exotic animals. You may interact with trainers and ask questions about the species. Cheetah Tales - Come meet our cheetah ambassadors in Heart of Africa. Note: Schedules may vary or be canceled due to weather or animal health needs.

Solana Beach: E-Bike Tour to Torrey Pines or North Coast

3. Solana Beach: E-Bike Tour to Torrey Pines or North Coast

Discover San Diego on a private guided electric bike tour from Solana Beach to Torrey Pines or up the North Coast. Enjoy scenic views of nature, and make stops at viewpoints and landmarks along the way. Start your tour at the activity base to meet your guide. Get comfortable on your high-powered e-bike featuring five levels of pedal assist. Choose between a tour of the North Coast or ride south to Torrey Pines. Ride to Torrey Pines You'll start the tour by heading past Del Mar Dog Beach, as you ride across the bridge over the Del Mar river mouth and lagoon. Take your first stop at Powerhouse Park and Beach. Spend some time enjoying the ocean air and beach scenery before heading into downtown Del Mar, including stopping by the main plaza. Next, ride to the famous Del Mar race track and learn about its history and usage from your guide. Continue to a scenic looking-point on 4th Street to admire the unbeatable views of the ocean. Finally, head to Torrey Pines State Beach and take a break to explore by foot and take in the picturesque beach vistas. From there you'll ride back to Solana Beach, with a final detour to see the Del Mar lagoon. North Coast Ride Take an oceanside route with stops to explore by foot, including the Harbaugh Seaside Trails, Cardiff, Swami's Beach, and downtown Encinitas. Begin by riding to Harbaugh Seaside Trails, where you'll stop for a quick hike to reach a viewing point overlooking the bluff of the Seaside Reef surf spot. Next, ride through the Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail before stopping in Cardiff-by-the-Sea to admire the town's beach views. Then, travel to Encinitas and stop at Swami's Beach to explore the area, including the famous palm tree alley. In Encinitas, you'll make stops at picturesque boat houses, take a route through the downtown area, and wander along Moonlight Beach. From there, ride back to Solana Beach while taking in the ocean views.

Pacific Coast Highway: Audio Tour Between LA & San Diego

4. Pacific Coast Highway: Audio Tour Between LA & San Diego

Connect your smartphone to your vehicle's stereo and make your drive come alive on this self-guided driving tour along the Pacific Coast Highway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Simply download your personal audio guide and tour to get started. Let your audio guide transform your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure as you pass through and learn about some of the cities and small towns nestled along the coast. Along the tour, you’ll pass Oceanside, Carlsbad, Long Beach, Dana Point, San Onofre, San Clemente, and more. Your audio guide will point out must-see sights, parks, historical sites, tourist attractions, recreation areas, and more. Explore the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, the Batiquitos Lagoon, and look for dolphins at Dana Point. Walk along some of the world’s most famous beaches. Other tour highlights include Las Flores Estancia, Crystal Cove State Park, Sunset Beach, Torrey Pines, and the San Elijo Lagoon. Feel free to visit as many sights and attractions as you want: you have complete freedom to take as much time as you like to complete the tour. As you drive, get a historical overview of the area, including its original inhabitants, the Tongva. Hear about Louis Zamperini, the RMS Queen Mary, the Rise of Long Beach, Huntington Beach Oil Fields, and Crystal Cove's 1930 era beach cottages. This tour works in either direction and you can stop anywhere while you discover this incredibly scenic and historic drive.

Solana Beach: Full Day Surf Board Rental

5. Solana Beach: Full Day Surf Board Rental

Explore San Diego's swells with this surf board rental from Solana Beach. Get advice on where the best surfing is for the conditions of the day. Ride on a surfboard for beginners, or pick one that is suitable for more experienced surfers. Head to the surf shop and simply pick up your board. Keep your board for a full 24-hours. Have the freedom to surf at Solana Beach or venture further afield in search of larger waves and new stretches of sand. Choose from an array of surfboards like a 5’10 Vernor twin fin "Baker" or a 9’0" Surftech soft-top. Beginners can pick from soft-tops that are 7-9 feet long. Select a single fin longboard and or choose from a range of shortboards (from 5'10" - 6'6").

Solana Beach: Scenic Electric Bike Tour

6. Solana Beach: Scenic Electric Bike Tour

Make cycling easy with an electric bike that does the hard part for you. Glide along with ease this coastal trip from Solana beach through the communities of Del Mar, Cardiff By-The-Sea, and Encinitas. Check in at the tour office and get fitted with a bike and helmet. Have a quick briefing on how the bike works to ensure you are comfortable. Take off on your coastal adventure. Take in panoramic views at Swamis overlook, admire the unique twin houses that were made from boats in Encinitas. Pass the Del Mar Racetrack and the verdant, serene Meditation Gardens. Get tips from your guide about the North County area. Hear about local cuisine, craft beers, regional wines, artisans, art galleries, and local surf spots. Return to the tour office.

Solana Beach: Electric Fat Scooter Rental

7. Solana Beach: Electric Fat Scooter Rental

Discover the beautiful Solana Beach and admire its pristine beaches with a convenient Electric Fat Scooter rental. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace. Begin by picking up your bike and helmet and getting to know the bike before beginning your ride.  Take in picturesque views of endless scenic trails, welcoming surf breaks, natural tide pools, and a wide variety of eclectic, locally-owned shops and services. See Fletcher Cove, the main beach, and enjoy the warm climate of San Diego. Have the chance to explore further with a top speed of 20 mph and a range of 20-30 miles. Visit surrounding towns such as Del Mar, Cardiff by the Sea, and Encinitas. Connect your phone to the scooter's Bluetooth and play music as your ride in style. Cruise comfortably with front and back suspension shock absorbers. Charge your phone with a handy USB phone holder.

Solana Beach: Beach Cruiser Full-Day Bike Rental

8. Solana Beach: Beach Cruiser Full-Day Bike Rental

Discover the beautiful Solana Beach and admire its pristine beaches with this bike rental. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace. Begin by picking up your bike and helmet and getting to know the bike before beginning your ride.  Take in picturesque views of endless scenic trails, welcoming surf breaks, natural tide pools, and a wide variety of eclectic, locally-owned shops and services. See Fletcher Cove, the main beach, and enjoy the warm climate of San Diego. Have the chance to explore further than walking and visit surrounding towns such as Del Mar, Cardiff by the Sea, and Encinitas.

Solana Beach: Electric Bike Rental with 5-Level Pedal Assist

9. Solana Beach: Electric Bike Rental with 5-Level Pedal Assist

Experience the beautiful Solana Beach and admire its pristine beaches with a convenient electric bike rental. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace and benefit from a 750w 5-level pedal assist. Pick up your electric bike and helmet, and begin your scenic ride. Enjoy the sunny climate San Diego has to offer as you explore surrounding towns, such as Del Mar, Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, and much more. Benefit from a full throttle or 5 levels of pedal assist for a smooth and enjoyable sightseeing experience. At the end of your rental, return the bike, lock, and helmet to the office.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 130 reviews

What an amazing experience!! Amanda was a fantastic guide, Joaquin a great driver, and the wineries were selected perfectly. Thank you Akash, Lorimar, Cougar and Somerset Winery for a truly excellent wine tour!! Highly recommend!!

I took my mom to this event and we had a great time! Everything about this tour was wonderful and Ben, our driver, was amazing and took the time to speak to each of us. I can't wait to go back!

We are very happy and enjoyed we will be back anytime with more family to entertaining and visit San Diego zoo. I love the animal’s to watch and admire the nature. Thank you very much.

Well put together. Loved all the nature, even besides the animals. Really great place to spend the day.

Your guide was very friendly and helpful! We had a great time!