Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

State / Provincial Park, Historic Site
4002 Wallace St (at San Diego Ave)
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 220-5422
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm


  • The park preserves & recreates the old town from shortly after the Mexican War of Independence through the Bear Flag Revolt. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
  • I love Old Town San Diego... The birthplace of California... So much history and ghost stories in one spot!
  • Did you know? Old Town is the birthplace of San Diego. The original mission and presidio were nearby & the town developed below as retired soldiers & settlers built homes. Click to see Old Town c.1867
  • Mass Tourism has transformed a charming old city into a Disneyland with its quantity of mexican restaurants, ice cream and souvenir shops. Avoid it.
  • Love coming here
  • Eat Mexican food while here! It's a must.
  • Very nice place , I like the traditional theme and restaurant serve american and mexican food was delicious with amazing atmosphere
  • San Diego Old Town is one of the greatest places to visit and hav some rest. Try enormous Mexican restaurants, bars and shops. Burritos, mexican beer, tequila is all there!
  • Great spot to break out the camera phone. The people watching is excellent and you can catch folks in classic, frontier garb. The abundant cactus planters make for interesting close-up compositions.
  • This place is full with culture. Great food, great places to look around and shop, souvenirs are cheaper here but you just can't take pictures of merchandise at certain places
  • Check out RUST General Store. Great shop that really evokes the feeling of the mid 1800s
  • The first European exploration of the West Coast was by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese navigator sailing for Spain, who landed in San Diego on September 28, 1542.
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  • Come with friends and enjoy some margaritas here...
  • A MUST if you're visiting San Diego!
  • Racine & Laramie is the best tobacco shop in town. This store has the widest selection for the best price. ActiveDuty get an extra 10% off
  • Easy to spend 3-4 hours here, especially if you incorporate adjacent Presidio Park into a walking tour. For a West Coast spot, a lotta history packed into a small area. Avoid the weekends if possible.
  • The kids love posing for pictures in the stagecoach, & visiting Steeley Stables. It's fun to go to Cousin's Candy Shop & watch taffy be made. Cousins also sells some really cool large chocolate coins.
  • Fresh made tortilla..... freshly roasted chicken...
  • When parking is tough, go into the residential area!

Nearby places

2754 Calhoun St (at Wallace St)
2461 San Diego Ave (at Conde St)
2489 San Diego Ave