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.
The tour and museums are great. A free family experience. But some of the history parts can be hard to find. check the free posted maps or the docent center at one end of the grass square (free tours too!)
. after your day relax with a fine cigar from Racine and Laramie's, or a margarita from Berta's. Sit back and enjoy your purchases from the candy store, the dry goods store, the game store....
It seems to me that Old Town is more about shops & food. Not that that's a bad thing :-) - but aside from the signs on the buildings, I didn't see as much historical stuff as I would've liked.
We had some great food here (can't remember the restaurant's name - but I could find it again!) and checked out a lot of varied & interesting stuff in the stores. I think we came too late for the regularly scheduled live entertainment. Oh well. Good place to find things to bring back to people who ask you go get them something while you're in SD....
Located in San Diego's Old Town State Historic Park, this museum hosts antiques once owned by Albert Seeley who ran
a stagecoach service between San Diego and Los Angeles. The museum holds antiques such as covered wagons, stagecoaches, carriages, ...
The Heritage Inn Sea World San Diego hotel is centrally located in the Sea World Sports Arena area and four
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The San Diego Natural History Museum is the second oldest scientific institution in California; third west of the Mississippi. A
bi national museum, its mission is to interpret the natural world through research, education, and exhibits. The museum strives ...