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Fun Ways to Get Around San Diego without a Car


Are you planning a visit to San Diego? If you plan to fly to California, there’s a good chance you won’t take your car with you. While you have the option of renting a car for your stay, it’s worth noting that there are many other fun and exciting ways to get around this vibrant city. 

Not only that, but the public transport system in the city, combined with ferries, boardwalks, bike paths, and more, make it a breeze to discover all the city has to offer without needing a car. 

Consider Catching the Trolley

The trolley is part of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. It offers residents and visitors an affordable and easy way around the area. Often called “The Trolley” the metro train provides service to more than 50 parts of the city and runs on three different lines. You can hop on The Trolley to get to some of the most popular and exciting attractions in the city, and a one-way ticket to any trolley station is just $2.50, and it’s just $8 to use the trolley all day. 

E-Bikes Offer a Great Way to Explore 

San Diego has earned the reputation of being one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the country, with E-bikes ranking over traditional bikes in terms of fun and convenience. You can rent these E-bikes for a few hours or all day. You can even take advantage of guided tours that will ensure you see all the best the city offers. 

If you want to venture out on your own, just rent your E-bike and start exploring. A can’t-miss attraction is Bayshore Bikeway which is a 24-mile path reserved just for bikes. 

Take a Ride on the Ferry 

Do you have plans to visit Coronado Island? If so, then the Coronado Ferry offers a 15-minute cruise that is great for anyone who wants to enjoy all the scenic views. Along with enjoying the breeze of the water, you can also see one of the most famous landmarks in the entire city. For the best experience possible, be sure to get a seat on the roof. 

Use the FRED Shuttle Service 

San Diego is a unique city, and one of the things that makes it unique is FRED, which is an acronym for “Free Ride Everywhere Downtown.” FRED is a shuttle service you can find in the city’s downtime area, and while the service area is limited, the open-air, electric shuttles are a lot of fun to use. Even better, you can use FRED to hook up with other public transportation options. 

Are You Ready to Explore San Diego?

Driving a car in and around San Diego is one way to get around. However, if you want to see more of the city and experience it in a more exciting way, consider one of the transportation options listed here. You are guaranteed to love the experience and want to try the alternative modes of transportation again and again.