Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the number one movie in America and San Diego has a cameo in the big screen action. The Port of San Diego has a great run-down of all the filming that took place on San Diego Bay, Coronado and at other waterfront locations.
That's a military helicopter flying a car over San Diego Bay.

That's a military helicopter flying a car over San Diego Bay. Crucial plot point.

While you won’t see stunts like that everyday, you can inject a little high octane excitement into your vacation.  Here’s how:

  • Rent a Go Car Tour around town.  Sharing the road in a little, yellow motorized scooter will give you a perspective on how it must feel to face down a giant robot/vehicle. Plus, they look kinda like Bumblebee.
  • Call Corporate Helicopter tours to schedule a private chopper tour and get a Decepticons-eye-view of the downtown skyline and San Diego Bay. 
  • Younger kids can learn the rules of the road and bone up for those high-speed chases at Legoland’s Fun Town Driving School
  • Visit the San Diego Automotive Museum and imagine what Autobots of the past might have looked like. Is that vintage truck Optimus Prime’s grandfather?
  • Or, see those classic cars in action each Thursday during the La Mesa’s weekly Back in Time rally or on Friday’s during Escondido’s Cruisin’ Grand events.
  • If you just have to get behind the wheel yourself, sign up for San Diego Prestige’s Supercar Tour– a luxury car road rally through the gorgeous, winding San Diego back country.

3 Responses to Get A Taste Of The Transformers

  1. Optimus, The cost of chopper tour depends on the flight time and number of passsengers. If you click on the link, they’ve got specials highlighted on the hope page of their site.

    Happy flying!

  2. I just love the Transformers movies! Can’t wait for 2011 when Transformers 3 is released. The helicopter tour is a must for me when I visit San Diego. BTW, how much is it?

  3. As for the go car tour, that’s hardly a scooter… but I like the idea.

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