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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mexican food” (176 reviews)
“fiesta de reyes” (40 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 today

Great place to visit, such a vibrant street atmosphere and plenty to see and great places to eat. Caught an Uber from lamp district and cost about $10.

Thank Kylie M
Reviewed yesterday

There is lots to do here, but mainly it is shopping and small museums. It is fun to just wander around, and the mexican food here is fantastic.

Thank disabled_jetsetter
Reviewed yesterday

Our visit to Old Town was on an early Sunday morning. Not all museums or stores were open yet, but we used the time to attend Catholic Mass at the Church right there. It was a beautiful service and very welcoming of all visitors. We...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit and learn about the history of the area. Lots of neat exhibits and buildings. Good food and souvenirs as well. Mormon Battalion centre is close by as well. Great exhibit for young children whether you’re Mormon or not and best part...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see! It has the food, the bars, the ambiance and the charm of a small town but everything you could want is available.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I may not have seen all the true history here, but it certainly felt heavily touristy. The haunted house was interesting - if you read the provided literature, and ask questions of the staff.

Thank BSchug
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the old stores and shops. The Mexican food was great! The Trolly ride so worth it. You get to see so much in a small amount of time. Nice trip with family.

Thank Carmen H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was in town for a wedding on a day that was cloudy and foggy so I knew anything beach related may not be a good choice. As I tooled around the area I ran across the old town district. I enjoyed driving through and...More

Thank marlisam
Reviewed 3 days ago

This park is both less and more than we expected. It was interesting that one of the main buildings is a synagogue, relocated from downtown San Diego 40 years ago. The surrounding Victorian houses were also moved to the park, and are a contrast to...More

Thank Jack800
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed walking around the area. The restaurants in the area were good. We looked in the shops. Lots of things were closed.

Thank Karen K
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22 April 2017|
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Response from | 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