History, food and fun are all within easy walking distance of the Old Town. Father Serra established the first mission here ... More
Old Town San Diego
History, food and fun are all within easy walking distance of the Old Town. Father Serra established the first mission here more than 225 years ago; Kit Carson helped to raise the first American flag in 1846. Now there are 37 restaurants and entertainment is abundant with artisans, dancers, galleries, hotels, mariachis, professional theatre and shops. Most restaurants and shops accept major credit cards. You can access this area from Interstate-5 by taking the Old Town Avenue exit, driving east and turning left on San Diego Avenue.
I loved the atmoshphere at Old Town. It's fun and vibrant, but I was disappointed that I did not see any ghosts. The bartender at the Old Town Saloon said the best time to visit is during the winter...there's a better chance that ghosts will appear. Has anyone experience any paranormal activity at Old Town?
i went here for a field trip i learned that
they use to use the bathroom in chamber pots i saw an old woman tryed to make bread after that i ate lunch at a resturant called old town mexican cafe lot of kids were tackling Gage and i loved it Ethan F. tried to throw a dart into my but and i was not happy at all all of kids had to order on the kids menu except me because i really wanted to try the colorado burrito i learned that you cry and put a blanket over the smallest kid in the class and maracas are optional did you know one of the guys died and lived only 25 days old thats very young .my driver was Colleen Decker The Students That Were In The Car Was Meghan, Brooke,Kayla,Ethan,and Me the best thing i learned that we went to play Reece Got Shot In The Nose Because Everyone Hurted Gage And reece and the teacher yelled KIDS DONT DO THAT THAT IS HURTING HIM 16 of you move your clip joseph,julie,emily,bianca you dont need to move your clip i didnt move my clip because i wasnt tackling gage at 1:23 P.M We left i played handball after i did that i rode the surfliner up to san diego i stopped in old town to eat at cold stone THE END.
I went there in Halloween 1997 with my then fiance. My then fiance took me out on our Halloween date. Wow! Muesums and shops are fantastic. And restuarants, too. Saw an old building that Spanish residents used to be living in before Yankees moved in. Wow, very interesting history I ever heard. I am recommanding this to vacationing tourists.
This place is worth a few hours but it can get boring for the fellas. It's more a shopping area for tourists and it's geared torward the females. But check it out and you guys can get a drink at the bars there.
There is so much to do there and so much to see. I was for my birthday and i especially liked the resturants they have there...And all the amusing tours they have. Even a ghost tour trolley that took us all over San Diego showing us all the most scariest places around....Got to go there!!
It is old but not bored, nice town to visit for 1 day event, you can see some histry here, shop here and enjoy mexican food here, oh, don't miss the park at the end of the old town.
It would be great if we can see some more event here,
We stayed in Old Town for several days. Two of thosed days we didn't need to venture out and about San Diego because there was so much to see and do right in Old Town. The food is fantastic and the different stores and street vendors was so fun and a cultural exchange. If you love mexican food, a different kind of shopping, fun and music then take a trip to Old Town in San Diego, CA.
Old town was one of my favorite experiences in San Diego. There really was an air of times past. Home made tortillas, a haunted house, even an old school house have you thinking that you yourself are in San Diego when it first began.
It's really easy to get to old town, too, without having to drive. Just go on the Trolly and you'll be there quickly while learning some little known facts about San Diego. Who knows, you might even win a prize while on the trolly.
Inside Old Town, you should visit the mom mom and pop store with popular items from the 1800's which are nice to bring home as a souvenir. Learn how to make tortillas and other delicious foods that are fun to make AND eat.
Kids will love Old Town beucase of the festive atmosphere. Many people are about dressed in traditional clothing. You could visit the old schoolhouse and immagine what it would be like to live in Old Town by visiting one of the original houses. Whatever your age, you will enjoy Old Town.
A lot of San Diego's culture can be found in Old Town, which features both original structures from the 1800s as well as touristy shops. There's lots of mexican food to be found here, and the Old Town Mex cafe is probably the best of the bunch. Sit back with a margarita and enjoy the perfect weather. If you're interested in Mexican-American culture or just want some good food, this is the place to come.
If you are visiting San Diego for the first time be sure to check out Old Town. Lots of shopping and plenty of places to eat. It is very clean and safe, and it is just a few minutes from downtown by tram. You HAVE to eat at "Old Town Mexican Cafe." Simply the best.
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