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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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Address: San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
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+1 619-220-5422
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and...

Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.

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Fun place to find some local art and has a great utdoor resturant.

We go every year. The little shops have unique items. Don't miss the icecream shop! Parking is a little hard though.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go every year. The little shops have unique items. Don't miss the icecream shop! Parking is a little hard though.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you visit San Diego, hit Old Town! Come hungry - lots of great restaurants! It's a fun place to play "Mexico", shop, eat and drink!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a bit disappointed and allotted too much time to walk around this area. Near the Old Town, we did find a sunny outdoor bar to have a Mexican beer and some appetizers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some unique shops...lots of Mexican pottery and kiche. But really fun. Free parking. Interesting mix of shops and a good way to fill a morning or afternoon. Good food at restaurants and beautiful native plants. Also a State of California historic site. And its free!

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Sammamish, Washington
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Closes too early! We came back from our trolley tour of the city in the afternoon to find everything closed. Sad children!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As we had seen most of the attractions in San Diego. We decided to go to Old Town, thinking it may just be another shopping trap. We loved it! The museums are all free and if you are interested in history, you are sure to learn something about the early settlements in this area. Be sure to see the saddles... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed Old Town in San Diego. Cute, historic site. Great Mexican food. Would have like to spend more time there, but had to get on to other things.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun place to go if you need to purchase a present. Prices aren't too bad. Mixed. Nice Mexican imports. Some interesting history in many of the buildings in very nice displays. Good nearby restaurants too.

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Conroe, Texas
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Mostly a tourist trap area with some nick nack shops and souvenir shops. There are some buildings with historical significance, but overall not a lot to see and do. There are many restaurants in the area, with see quite popular. Overall, took about an hour to walk around and see it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the variety of shops and restaurants. I love the fact that there is a historical cemetery and the historical Whaley House. This place has so many things to look at and do.

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