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Hop Your Way Around San Diego with The Hopper Bus

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Next Stop: Paradise! You might have seen these new double-decker buses that are changing the way people are exploring San Diego. The Hopper™ is San Diego’s newest public transportation and attraction service, giving visitors and locals an innovative and convenient way to see the city.

With The Hopper, guests can skip the pain of parking and hop on and off The Hopper buses at any of the six stops in Old Town, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and Little Italy. The buses stop at each of the six locations every half hour, so guests can hop on and off whenever they like. For a customizable, all-inclusive experience, customers can upgrade to the Hopper Plus™ package which also includes access to attractions along the route such as Petco Park Tours, USS Midway Museum, 1-hour Harbor Cruise, Maritime Museum and Coronado Ferry. With plenty of amenities and stops at six of San Diego’s iconic neighborhoods, The Hopper has something for everyone to enjoy. Check out just a few ways The Hopper is transforming the way locals and visitors explore San Diego.

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The Staycationer

Playing tourist in your own city is sometimes the best way to vacation. With The Hopper, San Diegans can skip the traffic and parking woes and hop on at any location to explore the city effortlessly. Locals can take advantage of the Hopper Plus Package and enjoy the Harbor Cruise around the San Diego Bay or board the Coronado Ferry for a day in Coronado. Those interested in arts and culture can take a stroll through Balboa Park or head over to the Embarcadero to visit the USS Midway and Maritime Museum. Padres fans can even take a tour of Petco Park to see the magic behind the stadium.

The Tourist

Out-of-towners will enjoy the many amenities the double-decker buses offer for a full day of excitement, such as 4G WiFi and electrical outlets to stay connected, the largest sunroof in San Diego for endless views, and comfortable table-style seating. For the best lunch and nightlife recommendations or questions about any of your destinations, ask the dedicated Tour Concierge aboard each bus. The Hopper allows visitors to design their own day and create unique experiences while also gaining anecdotal and historical facts about the city. In addition to seeing six of San Diego’s most popular neighborhoods, the Hopper Plus package includes admission to the various partner attractions that are conveniently located near the stops along the route for an all-inclusive experience.

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The Business Person

Whether you’re in town for a weekend conference at the San Diego Convention Center or just visiting for a business meeting, The Hopper is the perfect way to make the most of your business trip. Visitors can hop on and spend time at each stop for a quick tour of the city in their down time,  hop on to grab a bite at one of Little Italy’s many eateries or head down to Seaport Village or the Embarcadero for lunch on the water before getting back to work.

The Family

Packing up the kiddos for a family day out is easier than ever with The Hopper. With an onboard restroom, concessions for snacking between stops, and climate control to beat the heat, The Hopper’s amenities make traveling stress-free. All buses are ADA accessible and include storage underneath to easily house strollers, daytime bags or shopping purchases between stops. Families can explore San Diego’s walkable and exciting neighborhoods with ease, and with the Hopper stopping every half-hour, there’s no need to rush!

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