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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
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Today
10:00 - 16:00
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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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OLD MEXICO

Very nice to go and see and shop. plenty of parking and the prices are very good. Very interesting how museum and retail are blended together. No need to go to MEXICO.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This old town area is filled with restorations & tourist shops. There are some decent restaurants. Parking is quite limited.

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Steinbach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice to go and see and shop. plenty of parking and the prices are very good. Very interesting how museum and retail are blended together. No need to go to MEXICO.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A chance to dive into San Diego's Mexican history and cultural influence. Music, food and atmosphere was fantastic. Eat at OH Hungry! Great buffalo wings and traditional beef burgers. Good value. Lots to see, a lot at least half a day. Enjoy!

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Old Town part of San Diego is pretty touristy. I would say it is not a must-see, but if you are from out of town and looking for stuff to do it's an ok place to stop by.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

not so very large but a nice example of saved architecture - reasonably educational but really fun shopping and good selection of restaurants and bars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a free Park and offers a great view of the Old Town of San Diego. My favorite was the old stable with Wagons and Stagecoaches The park is a great place to relax. The Cigar shop has an incredible array of pipes and pistols. The Wells Fargo building offers a great view into the stage business Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just walk around on a beautiful day. Lots to see and shop. Love the old part you can't drive into. If only the walls could talk.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We started our trolley tour here --- and ended it here, so we could have dinner in Old Town. Very interesting and busy but finding a place to eat was easy because there are so many!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Historically significant as oldest settlement of Spanish in California. Consists of historical buildings mostly from 1800s set around a central grassy area. Fun atmosphere ... many families but not too crowded. You can go in the buildings -- many contain shops in the old style, general store, etc. good eating opportunities nearby, especially of Mexican food. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

shops, restaurants all in walking distance makes for something for everyone. Coyote Cafe was great. Huge margaritas!!!! Very good....

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