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.
About Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
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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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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