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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-220-5422
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Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mexican food” (172 reviews)
“fiesta de reyes” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-220-5422
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an interesting place - splashes of traditional Mexico intertwined with modern day Christmas. Loved the shopping opportunities, the restaurants and street-side entertainment. Just a whimsical and fun place to explore.

Thank Barb E
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is by definition a historical place, it is small as territory and buildings, but very interesting. There is a synagogue, not in use these days, the first one in San Diego. The restaurants in the Old Town are excellent, too. I tried two of...More

Thank George K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always a great place to go to enjoy the rich culture and history of the area and some pretty awesome restaurants there as well. Take your time reading many of the historical site information, don;t just get caught in all the tourist trap stores.

Thank Johnny-O_1964
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent a pleasant couple of hours. Parking is difficult. Fairly commercial and not terribly authentic, but it seems to draw a fair number of people.

Thank Dave-Marilyn-15301
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We like to visit Old Town whenever we go to California. There are a lot of neat little shops to visit and restaurants to choose from along with museums and old buildings. You can see & buy tortillas street side being made fresh while you...More

Thank D M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This very great place to know about old times of san diego and touch of old Spanish culture. Love the traditional ambiance of mexican restaurant here and food. Food Music and drink have real flavour of mexican culture. Feel like you are back in Mexico....More

Thank Gaurav G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got into old town about 1:00 and had lunch at one of the Many Mexican restaurants in old town. After lunch took a good hour and half stroll through the shops and stores on both sides of street. Lots to see and lots of history.

Thank dlrguy
Reviewed 6 days ago

This seemed very commercial to me. We walked about 1/3rd of the way down the one side of the area and decided that they had nothing new here. It seemed like they are trying to be Williamsburg, unsuccessfully. I would not go again.

Thank sue999162
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good photo opportunities and lots of old buildings and a good museum with Stagecoaches etc. must visit if you are in San Diego and brought up on Cowboy films like we were.

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were limited on time due to the train schedule to San Clemente. We only had time on this San Diego visit to see Old Town and it was a treat. Two main streets about 3 blocks long make up the majority of the area....More

Thank 2Vegans2wheels
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22 April 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hope you are still looking for advice as this is a bit late. San Diego is relatively small, so you can see a lot. Definitely see Coronado Island and Hotel del Coronado as well as the beach. Old Town is a must as is Balboa... More