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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

4002 Wallace St, 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” (186 reviews)
“fiesta de reyes” (41 reviews)
“wells fargo” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
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+1 619-220-5422
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"mexican food"
in 186 reviews
"fiesta de reyes"
in 41 reviews
"wells fargo"
in 41 reviews
"whaley house"
in 127 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 103 reviews
"lots of history"
in 51 reviews
"few hours"
in 127 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 78 reviews
"walk around"
in 79 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 43 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 62 reviews
"blacksmith"
in 52 reviews
"schoolhouse"
in 41 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 181 reviews
"birthplace"
in 44 reviews
"margaritas"
in 80 reviews
"settlement"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved the restaurant we went to for dinner. The shopping was ok. Much smaller than I remember. The Mexican restaurants are very authentic.

Thank xspechtme
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rode the trolley and got off in Old Town and it was the best part of our day. We enjoyed walking around looking and shopping and eating. Would totally recommend this as a must do on your trip to San Diego.

Thank Donnac2009
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An awesome experience in a small community of shops, historical sites, & a fabulous authentic Mexican restaurant. We loved this stop on our trip. The shop owners were very friendly, everything was in walking distance & there was a lot of history. I highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend you head to the Visitor Information Centre at Robinson Rose House and sign up for the 11am or 2pm 1 hour behind the scenes tour of Old Town San Diego for $5 each. For an overview of the cultural influences that make...More

Thank pamela_s_smith
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the trip but I would not go back. The history is reasonably well preserved and presented but it is way too commercial, everywhere you turn they are selling something. You can take the train out there from downtown.

Thank JDA60
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! The preservation is done nicely bring you back to the old days of San Diego, surrounded by many nice restaurants, nice walking area and recommend to spend one day here to understand San Diego history, try out mexican food and get...More

Thank SJiun
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really love the Fiesta Restaurant and surrounding area. Has some good handicap parking and access from the back of the restaurant. The shops are a lot of fun to buy and browse. Lots of handcrafted items. Easy access from 5 freeway. There are two sections,...More

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool place, with the old buildings still in fact, which is a nice location for local food and shopping.

Thank WightLight
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ended my day at the state park after visiting the African Museum on Congress St. There is a wealth of information at that little museum! The park has a plaza with music and dancing, and many local vendors. There are also tons is restaurants...More

Thank mbg1968
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old Town is always good for a fun Mexican lunch (with margaritas of course). Cool to stroll around and check out some of the local shops and historic buildings. Try a ghost tour or check out the Whaley House! One of the most haunted houses...More

Thank james L
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shannon1977wyman
22 April 2017|
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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
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