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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: 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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Interesting place to visit. Educational and historical landmark to spend some time. Nice place to walk around (little stores, restaurants, historic buildings...)

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Interesting place to visit. Educational and historical landmark to spend some time. Nice place to walk around (little stores, restaurants, historic buildings...)

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walk, eat, shop, or take in the Mexican Heritage at quaint Old Town. Just make sure you have a strong will, or strong arms to carry it all back!

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed walking in the museum at Old Town. There is a barn full of old stagecoaches and placards explaining the history of these items. This is the first museum I have ever toured for free. Other buildings showed aspects of life back in the 1800's. There is also a restaurant here and stores throughout. It's nice to amble along... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Mostly just shops and a few reconstruction of old buildings. Fairly clean. Tons of restaurants so go to eat but don't expect too much else. Fair amount of parking but not free.

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love to feel history in a place, that with every step there is a story to tell. When you walk around old town san diego, you definitely get that feeling. It is gorgeous, many stores and restaurants, amazing architecture that makes you feel as you were in a different era.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old Town in San Diego is a very nice place to visit. Sure it’s touristic and the prices for souvenirs and other things are high but the restaurant prices are quite OK. The whole area is very charming with a lot of old buildings, museums and stores. It’s a perfect place to just walk around and there are many opportunities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the old world feel of the place. I wish we could have stayed longer and explored the park more. From what I've seen it looks absolutely lovely and would enjoy taking my time there. I love the restaurants and the music and the people!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had no idea what to expect from Old Town, we hadn't really read up on it beforehand and it was great. So interesting to see how San Diego was settled by the new arrivals, their houses, life and commerce. Small enough to walk around in the heat ( and it was hot in July, bit of a heatwave going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before visiting I didn't know San Diego was the birthplace of California. Parking in Old Town was a breeze and we really enjoyed walking around and checking out the shops. We came on a Tuesday and thought we would catch a taco Tuesday deal but didn't find anything like that. We did find some outdoor entertainment and that was an... More 

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Walking in the San Diego Old Town was like being back in time to XIX century. Beautiful architecture and atmosphere in the are. Very good place to relax.

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