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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-220-5422
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Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mexican food” (178 reviews)
“fiesta de reyes” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110
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+1 619-220-5422
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"mexican food"
in 178 reviews
"historical buildings"
in 113 reviews
"fiesta de reyes"
in 41 reviews
"wells fargo"
in 39 reviews
"cosmopolitan hotel"
in 39 reviews
"cafe coyote"
in 39 reviews
"whaley house"
in 120 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 98 reviews
"great shops"
in 40 reviews
"lots of history"
in 50 reviews
"few hours"
in 120 reviews
"walk around"
in 76 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 74 reviews
"free parking"
in 75 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 43 reviews
"great history"
in 39 reviews
"couple of hours"
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Reviewed yesterday

Not a lot here just some stores. The old part had some nice old buildings but parking was a problem nice place to visit for about an hour or two

Thank N2713HCgaryb
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for Mexican food, this is the place. If there is one Mexican restaurant there is a hundred and some with fresh tortilla making stations on the street. There are several cute authentic shops along with the tourist shops. It's touristy and...More

Thank piperj8
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were walking through about 6 pm but most shops were closed except the restaurants.. at least open to 7 or 8? Having said that, it was a neat place with clear historical significance and fun lessons for the kids. Apparently need to go back...More

Thank skye b
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its so amazing to just walk around the area and see the building construction and old charm. The shops and restaurant are so interesting.

Thank nhlefty
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is best if you do a bit of study before you go. These historic homes formed the basis of San Diego. Original, repurposed, rehabbed and rebuilt. Shopping is one aspect. History is the most interesting to us. We went during the week. The lack...More

Thank ranles76
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The park contains a number of buildings, some of which are museum exhibits, some shops, and some a combination of both. This is an interestring place to spend a few hours on a sunny day. Lots of historical information and exhibits with costumed folks to...More

Thank jonnight
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When I popped in here to leave a review, I noticed some "terrible" reviews so I had to see what the deal was with those. Yeah, it's commercialized but I enjoy visiting the shops and seeing all the stuff so it was fun for me....More

Thank EC170131
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pretty neat place. Walked through a few of the shops, cigar shop has a really cool collection of old pipes. Tons of history and things to explore. Plenty of people to ask about things too.

Thank iiif2016
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a must see location for tourists. Great restaurants with plenty of seats, fun shops to go into and did you know the Whaley House of haunted? Lots of sightseeing and walking and worth the trip.

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking in the are can be somewhat difficult. Use the public trolley system from anywhere in San Diego. There are plenty of small shops to meet the interest of all who may go there. There is a lot that can be learned by walking and...More

Thank Kenneth D
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shannon1977wyman
22 April 2017|
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Hope you are still looking for advice as this is a bit late. San Diego is relatively small, so you can see a lot. Definitely see Coronado Island and Hotel del Coronado as well as the beach. Old Town is a must as is Balboa... More
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