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“History at its best”

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
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$39.95*
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
Ranked #23 of 452 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

So much history and cultural information was available here. My Grand children loved it. The food was excellent in the open air restaurant. The Cultural dancers were a big hit. The old buildings are so well preserved.

Thank gccamp
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"lots of shops"
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"walk around"
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"great place to visit"
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"free parking"
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Old Town is a very nice area and it really feels like you are sent back in time. The houses and shops are very charming and there are a oot of interesting things to buy, like Mexican vanilla, cinnanmon extract etc. The only downside is that it's pricy since it's a tourist attraction.

Thank Joky80
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We first came here with a recommendation from a friend about a great Mexican restaurant. We drove through the town center and thought it looked great so we had to come back! It's a super cute area, with lots of little shops and restaurants and live music in spots. We ate warm tortillas with salsa (delicious), visited the tea and coffee shop for some refreshing iced tea, and looked around at all the shops selling Mexican goods. It feels like you are in Mexico and its wonderful! Worth a visit :)

Thank Lindsay B
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Go back in time visiting this town in San Diego, from old banks to old a very church this site offers a truly testament of the past of San Diego.
Take your time to visit the stores available, eat your spicy food have a cool beverage and don't forget to visit the hot sauce store, they even make you sign a release form for selling you one of the hottest sauces on the world.
This place is perfect for the family and couples, you can spend the whole day here and have a lot of fun.
the variety of the stores is great! you may find anything here!
i will visit again this site for sure!

Thank dalejo2
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We loved the Old Town with it's traditional Mexican feel. We spent an afternoon wandering the many shops and stopped for food and drinks at Cafe Coyote. Its a great place for souvenir shopping.

Thank RossMcA
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