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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mexican food” (184 reviews)
“fiesta de reyes” (41 reviews)
“wells fargo” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
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+1 619-220-5422
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"mexican food"
in 184 reviews
"fiesta de reyes"
in 41 reviews
"wells fargo"
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"cosmopolitan hotel"
in 39 reviews
"whaley house"
in 125 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 102 reviews
"lots of history"
in 51 reviews
"few hours"
in 126 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 78 reviews
"walk around"
in 78 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 43 reviews
"great history"
in 39 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 62 reviews
"blacksmith"
in 52 reviews
"schoolhouse"
in 41 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 179 reviews
"birthplace"
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Reviewed yesterday

Center park square was full of homeless people. Trash all over the landscaping stuck in the bushes. Museums are out of date, displays are falling apart. Shops are full of tacky cheap stuff that has no bearing on the incredible history of this spot in...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For me it was the best walk ever because I enjoyed it with a pineapple smoothie just looking around, buying postcards and souvenirs. Also there are many small museums that you can visit while you are walking around Old Town San Diego State Historic Park....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

t's usually a tradition that as soon as the wife and I get off the plane in SD we head to Old Town. We take advantage of the handful eating establishments and grab a great lunch. Have visited the olive oil shop and had bottles...More

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was fun! A state park for shoppers and history buffs, with museums, restaurants, and merchants throughout. Very safe and enjoyable day. We spent way too much $ in the leather store, and bought hand painted address tiles and ceramics to bring home. Yummy root...More

Thank LynnetteMF
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful site. Which can be walked on foot. All day and evening. Instead of excellent restaurants serving mostly delicious Mexican food. Coffee shops. The site has buildings of the Hystorean period and even the workers in the place dressed in clothes of the same period

Thank 4uyossi
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So much to see. There were historical buildings, unique shops, artists, and places to eat. It is a place that I would go back to just to walk around. It was interesting to see the cemetery that is being restored.

Thank Laura Z
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kind of a western town with "mexican" food and a couple of stores.... Kind of charming but nothing really special. Maybe if you are a local it is fun to go from time to time....

Thank DavidHG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was so much fun with so many Historical sites to see including the Whaley house which has a colorful and fun history. So many restaurants and shops all with an old Time feel . One store has designer sodas we got a chocolate soda...More

Thank Paula G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A few interesting Historical Buildings and places to eat.... we did find an olive oil shop that did tastings of oil, vinegar and dressings... they were really good and made our luggage even heavier !

Thank DonandZenta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Colorful and historical place, nice to walk around, great to buy souvenirs and different restaurants, you can see the hand made tortillas , places with live music, is a must if you go to San Diego Try to find parking on the street, is free,...More

Thank maxim01974
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shannon1977wyman
April 22, 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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