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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 - 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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Nice touristic area

Nicely set up and maintained . Lots of good restaurants in this area p. Great place for daytime or nighttime visits.

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Burlington ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nicely set up and maintained . Lots of good restaurants in this area p. Great place for daytime or nighttime visits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The old buildings here are charming as are the shops and restaurants that fill them. It is a lovely area to walk through. We didn't get a chance to eat at the Casa de Reyes Restaurant, but we will next time we visit. Everything is so colorful, especially the pottery you find. There is lots of greenery everywhere you go.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old town is a tourist trap, but a lot of fun shops, good restaurants and top notch cigar shop. Easiest to take the trolley to get here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the best ice cream I ever had in the town square. Lots of little shops neat place to visit. Local food was very good and relaxed as in dude was there eating barefoot with his puppy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit larger that we expected, it is a collection of small museums in one site, where you can revisit the history of the original city of San Diego and southern California. From the Wells Fargo house to the Stable, it is very informative. A few tourist shops and a couple bars and cantinas come handy as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Clearly, this is a tourist attraction. There are souvenirs and trinkets everywhere. However, the area is also a fascinating historical park. We visited at the end of December, starting on Christmas Day. Our hotel was about a mile from Old Town, so we visited on several days. It was pristinely clean. It almost reminded me of Disneyland, or a similar... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 4 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 5 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 6 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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