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Old Town, San Diego, CA

Activity Overview

Historic Old Town, San Diego, is the perfect place to find a mixture of history, local culture, authentic food, and unique shops. Considered the "birthplace of California" and known for its State Historic Park, Old Town is a vital part of San Diego's ancestry.

Take a step back in time to the roots of modern-day San Diego, get to know some of its famous past residents, and explore the diverse markets Old Town has to offer. It's a family-friendly fiesta!

Things to Do

  • Visit the free museums at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park (10am-5pm)
  • Get there early: Old Town Saturday Artisans Market 9am-4pm on Harney St.
  • Don't miss: Bazaar Del Mundo, or "Marketplace of the World" (4133 Taylor Street, San Diego)
  • Fiesta Cindo de Mayo: May 1-3, 2015 in Historic Old Town

Old Town Insider Tips

  • Take an Old Town Trolley Tour for a fun, informative, & efficient way to explore San Diego
  • Afraid of ghosts? Avoid the Whaley House Museum, reported to be one of the most haunted houses in America
  • Pick up some delicious souvenirs at Cousin's Old Town Candy Shop

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