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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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Address: San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone Number:
+1 619-220-5422
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and...

Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.

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Shopping, great food, fun environment

I love Old Town! I make a point to visit every time I'm in San Diego. It's charming and fun to walk around shops and taste some delicious food. Plus you can get there by riding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Old Town! I make a point to visit every time I'm in San Diego. It's charming and fun to walk around shops and taste some delicious food. Plus you can get there by riding the trolley.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Casa reyes is a small enclosure mostly occupied by restaurant, which is good, but alo many small stores meant for tourists

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The early days of San Diego come to life at Old Town. Be sure to visit the Park in Old Town. It's where all the early history is relived & explored. The Welcome Center is worth a look, not for brochures, but to see the miniature layout of early San Diego. There are so many restaurants, shops, and kiosks to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Historic area is colorful and fun. Historic buildings and museums. Many dining options. Numerous festivals and entertainment. No charge to visit or tour. Free street parking and some parking lots.

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went after it had rained and almost all places were closed. The outside businesses I understood why they were closed but indoor places closed....not good!

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Old Town 3 times in 6 days. There was always more to see and do. We had great conversations with the blacksmith, tobacco shop guys, and many others. We fell in love with Fiesta de Reyes mexican restaurant!

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plan to spend several days to see it all. Lots of shops and restaurants. It can be hard to find a place to park. This whole area is pet friendly. It can be very busy over any holidays or during times when school is on holiday. This is one of our favorite places to go when we visit San Diego.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice little stroll thru the historic little town. Restaurants, shops and just relax. Food really good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a two block long piece of early San Diego history. There are several shops, restaurants and museums

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious Mexican food, shops and a relaxing way to spend the day. Born and raised in SD I have developed a keen eye for the best Mexican restaurants in the city some of witch are here they include Casa Guadalajara, Barra Barra Saloon, and Old Town Mexican cafe...

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