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Relive the exciting early days of California in Old Town San Diego. This charming area minutes from downtown and Mission Valley is home to the beautiful Plaza Del Pasado, Old Town State Historic Park, and a superb shopping and dining district. Old Town San Diego hotels provide close and easy access to all the dining, shopping and nightlife Old Town has to offer.

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Full of charm, walk to Old Town,
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You’ll love the Plaza Del Pasado’s tinkling fountain and fiesta atmosphere, where unusual shops with treasures from all over the world surround a flower-scented courtyard. Look for strolling storytellers and roving live-mariachis dressed in period costumes that take you back to San Diego's historical past. Local artisans can be seen demonstrating glass blowing and other art and craft making.

Plaza Del Pasado also has shopping and restaurants inspired by 19th century San Diego life--making the experience unique to both tourists and locals who visit the park. Plaza Del Pasado translates to “Plaza of the Past” in Spanish. Plaza Del Pasado's mission is to connect visitors with a better understanding and appreciation of life and commerce in San Diego as it was from 1821 to 1872.

Plaza Del Pasado is located at Juan and Calhoun streets inside Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, a one-block stroll from the Old Town Trolley Station. For more info call 619-297-3100.

Right next door (at San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street) is Old Town State Historic Park. This special complex has the open, “olden-days” feel of San Diego circa 1821–1872, with five original adobes. A short stroll away, Old Town proper boasts great restaurants, a general store, gift shops, antique stores, and more. It’s also the location of the infamous Whaley House, a Victorian mansion and historical museum complete with resident ghosts.

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Spanish Mission.

For a fun theater experience, visit “The Theatre in Old Town,” at Juan and Twiggs Streets, where there’s “not a bad seat in the house.” Lovely Presidio Park lies a few blocks north of Old Town and features cool green lawns, shade trees, and spectacular views of the bay and harbor. Aficionados of California mission architecture will enjoy the historic Serra Museum.

Just up the hill is San Diego's Heritage Park, a collection of restored Victorian Era homes that once housed San Diego's elite citizenry.

Old Town Dining

With so many fine Mexican restaurants to choose from, it’s no wonder so many San Diegans dine right here. You can savor a sizzling plate of fajitas, fresh tortillas, and a frosty beer in one of Old Town San Diego's south-of-the-border-flavored patios.

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The Old Town State Historic Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free for five museums. Plaza Del Pasado and other restaurants and shops are open late for shopping and dining.

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Old World charm meets modern
comfort at affordable rates.

You might want to check out the Robinson-Rose House, which serves as the visitor center. Parking for the Old Town area is available in free lots and along streets, but they can fill up fast during weekends and summers… so why not hop aboard a bright red San Diego Trolley? The Old Town Station is easy to reach from downtown or Mission Valley.

Getting To Old Town San Diego

From I-5, exit at Old Town Avenue, turn left on San Diego Avenue, right on Twiggs, and left on Juan Street. From I-8 exit at Taylor Street, follow Taylor, and turn left on Juan Street.

 

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