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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
Phone Number: +1 619-220-5422
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Place for learning how important of San Diego as city of birthplace of california.

This old town is the real location in the beginning of inhabitation in San Diego. Old buildings and architectures are preserved as they were in old days. Most buildings are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for a stroll and the old town San Diego state historic park this morning just before anything opened. It was sunny and a beautiful day. Glad to see that after 9h00 they had big groups of children visiting the place. There are a couple of souvenir shops around old town that are interesting. Worth a visit.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This old town is the real location in the beginning of inhabitation in San Diego. Old buildings and architectures are preserved as they were in old days. Most buildings are souvenir shops, restaurants, cafe, museums and hotels. It's cold in December but it 's easy walking among sunlight without any difficulties. Shades of trees are also plentiful. The restrooms are... More 

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything I saw was so colorful and the people and wait staff are dressed in full regalia, loved it. Loved the food and had the best Mango margarita ever!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun to visit, lots of neat and unique shops and eating! Take the sightseeing bus for the best experience! Great for kids!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old town is a great place to get some culture and do some quirky shopping. There are a number of varied stores and the Mexican plaza is particularly attractive with live acts in the dining area. The main road is full of restaurants and souvenir shops . there is limited on street parking and lots off the main street.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I came to Old Town for a visit. We got there right before everything was opening. We enjoyed going through the Whaley House and looking in the shops. We very much enjoyed our breakfast at Café Coyote. The food was very good and my cup of Pepsi was huge.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a quick walk around the old town after a meal in a local restaurant Modestly interesting but probably not worth a trip out of you way to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a wonderful stop on our week in SD. The actors and the buildings are amazing. Plan on spending between 2-3 hours here if you want to go through all the buildings and interact with the staff. Plenty of places to eat and shop as well. Great time and DO NOT MISS the schoolhouse.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This park was very interesting. Easy to get to by public transport, there a tram stop just over the road from the main entrance. It was very interesting walking around and finding out about the histories of the buildings. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. Some interesting and unusual shops and cafes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. It has a special atmosphere, great shopping and wonderful food. I really liked the visitor center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. Great history there too.

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