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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” (178 reviews)
“fiesta de reyes” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
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"mexican food"
in 178 reviews
"historical buildings"
in 113 reviews
"fiesta de reyes"
in 41 reviews
"wells fargo"
in 39 reviews
"cosmopolitan hotel"
in 39 reviews
"cafe coyote"
in 39 reviews
"whaley house"
in 120 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 98 reviews
"great shops"
in 40 reviews
"lots of history"
in 50 reviews
"few hours"
in 120 reviews
"walk around"
in 76 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 74 reviews
"free parking"
in 75 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 43 reviews
"great history"
in 39 reviews
"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pretty neat place. Walked through a few of the shops, cigar shop has a really cool collection of old pipes. Tons of history and things to explore. Plenty of people to ask about things too.

Thank iiif2016
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must see location for tourists. Great restaurants with plenty of seats, fun shops to go into and did you know the Whaley House of haunted? Lots of sightseeing and walking and worth the trip.

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Parking in the are can be somewhat difficult. Use the public trolley system from anywhere in San Diego. There are plenty of small shops to meet the interest of all who may go there. There is a lot that can be learned by walking and...More

Thank Kenneth D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The original San Diego, this area of town was all kinds of fun. Fantastic dining and plenty of family friendly activity.

Thank LP C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting view of the old San Diego lots of touristy things prices and quality not bad dont go to early as the area around the museum seems to have a lot of campers in the brush ok in day light a bit alarming in evening....More

Thank lnnlrn3
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're into history, shopping, and eating this is the place for you! A great spot to wander and explore. I was there on a Saturday and it was very busy but in a good lively way.

Thank Meredith H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved old town. The culture was great and enjoyed all of the museums and shops. Food was amazing authentic Mexican. Yum!

Thank Kristine M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to do. Good food and drink. Not much to see that holds your interest. Has some small shops for shopping, but nothing special

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

San Diego Old Town is a place where you can see genuine reconstructions of original buildings, buy tons of T shirts or sweaters with San Diego on them, buy the tackiest tourist junk, some classy stuff, see a haunted house, a couple of genuine stage...More

Thank Jo W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to Old Town San Diego. I think for first timers it is worth stopping here to see the history of the area. Overall, it is very touristy. There are shops everywhere. If you want gifts, this area offers a lot...More

Thank Lori F
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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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