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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-220-5422
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All reviews mexican food fiesta de reyes whaley house candy store lots of shops few hours lots of history great place to visit walk around great history spend an afternoon couple of hours blacksmith schoolhouse souvenirs margaritas birthplace
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots to see and learn. This is a big place so ty ou will need your walking shoes. The only downer was the people smoking weed openly in the park.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MsK253
Reviewed 2 days ago

As far as historic towns go, sue this fits the bill. But, it is becoming very touristy with a lot of tacky stores, and not period stores like you would hope for. Went to the blacksmith, and would have loved to see more work being...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank B5242VHkennethc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Both charming and educational at the same time. There are many shops, numerous restaurants, historical exhibits and plenty to do for all ages. One could spend the whole day here. It is also a stop on the Historical Hop on Hop Off trolley tour. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BosleyJay
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

San Diego Old Town is overrated in my opinion. If you are visiting then go if you live here it gets tried quickly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WHTjr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the park as it was one of the stops on the Hop On, Hop Off Trolley. The park is very well done with lots of displays and history. A must visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank denlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had a whirlwind tour of San Diego recently and thoroughly enjoyed the old town area. Great atmosphere, good restaurants and great history to be enjoyed

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Baylovers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of historic buildings to tour and some have shops with merchandise for sale. Interesting to read the history of each. People were wearing period costumes and performing blacksmith skills, etc. Large adobe villa and fun outdoor eateries add to the options. No admission charge.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sonyar465
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in San Diego now but didn’t always. So whenever friends or family come to visit, we must go to Old Town. From the fun Trolley Tour to the yummy steak at Old Town Cafe or the great prices on lots of souvenirs, Old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SoniaB238
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to the history of the town and a feel for San Diego as was settled, the town has many great places to eat. The fare is mostly Mexican Food but with a unique San Diego flavor. The walking is easy and never too...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leo j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accessible by public transport via the old town Transit center. No entry fees and lots of historic buildings, little museums and shops. A nice trip for an afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
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22 April 2017|
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Response from Jerusalmit12 | 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