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Pacific Coast Highway: Audio Tour Between LA & San Diego

3.8 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Tripvia Tours
Other experience

Pacific Coast Highway: Audio Tour Between LA & San Diego

Activity provider: Tripvia Tours

From US$ 7.39 per group up to 20

Discover the best of the Pacific Coast Highway on this downloadable self-guided driving tour between LA and San Diego.

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Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a flexible and personalized self-guided audio tour
  • Start and stop your tour wherever you want
  • Visit must-see sights, parks, historical sites, and more
  • Pass cities and small towns nestled along the coast
  • Learn local history and stories
Full description
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.
  • Downloadable self-guided tour
  • Audio guide
  • Customer service via call, text, and e-mail
  • Smartphone/tablet
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

The tour can either start or stop on the Pacific Coast Highway at the Los Angeles International Airport. The tour is accessed via the Tripvia Tours mobile app, NOT the GetYourGuide app. Unique code to access the tour provided after booking (found by clicking on 'More Details' then 'Notes from Activity Provider' section in confirmation email).

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What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Downloaded app

Know before you go

  • How it works explainer video --> https://youtu.be/m44LZUgXaDM
  • You will need WiFi or a good mobile signal to access and download the Tripvia Tours app (separate from Get Your Guide App)
  • No signal or data is required during the tour
  • Although you'll book for a specific day, the tour is available any time after booking confirmation
  • The tour experience can start in Los Angeles and end in San Diego or vice versa; it is the same experience when going in either direction
Customer reviews

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3.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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The audio tour was very informative and easy to use. It’s a great way to get to know the area if you’ve never been in the privacy of your own vehicle.

March 14, 2023

I did not like the fact that I had to add 2 apps to my phone. The start location was sending me to Union Station almost 30 miles out of the way. The map did not work. The voice stopped playing a number of times,

February 22, 2023

Downloaded the guide with a good Internet connection. Guide failed to follow the route and play at the designated points. Deleted the app and reloaded it. I still couldn’t get it to work. Gave up after a couple frustrating hours. Gypsy guide brand has always been fantastic but not available for San Diego to L.A. route. Don’t waste your money.

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February 10, 2023

Product ID: 404674