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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-220-5422
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Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mexican food” (168 reviews)
“wells fargo” (35 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-220-5422
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great spot to walk through and take in history. Enjoyed the placards throughout with area history. Stopped and watched a pottery demonstration and listened to live music. Many souvenir shops and restaurants.

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on a very hot day, shady trees about but still hot and dusty. Good to take family to see old activities and walk through older buildings, souvenirs and food abound. Some restaurants include dancing and music whilst you are eating, or you can watch...More

Thank statschap
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visit during the day or evening - you will not be disappointed. The Park is alive and colorful with gardens, historical buildings, crafts, shops and wonderful Mexican restaurants

Thank costaricatravel09
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the surfrider train and stopped at old town. This place has many small shops with unique items. There were several restaurants, an ice creme shop, a candy shop, and several tourist type shops.

Thank Tarzanjr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came on Mexican Inependence Day which was very interesting but also very busy and parking was hard to find. An interesting area with a lot of shops and restaurants.

Thank amu1977
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a nice authentic surprise... festive party in the day.. loved it and wished we had more time. I really felt like I had stepped back in time.

Thank kimmyroberts100
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had only a short time to explore but the park does give you the sense of what life was like for the early settlers.

Thank nbc707
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fun to see lot of shopping don't have to spend money free state park. Lots of restaurants good for young to old. Only a few miles from the airport.

Thank T8505JRjohnb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sent a couple of hours in old town looking at the shops and recreated village. Souvenir shops were pricey as I saw things I'd bought in Mexico a month ago for 6 times more here bit out was a pleasant day. Lots of food options.

Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sure it's a tourist trap, but it's a good place to see what life is like back in the days. Good way to see learn history about this place. There are plenty of shops and historical sites to come, seen and learn. It is free,...More

Thank Calvin N
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22 April 2017|
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Response from JonesC |
You have gotten good advice, but I would add Little Italy. Fun shops, lots of food options, and Ballast Point brew pub if you like great beer. Get a map that has the public transportation. There are 3 train lines that get... More