Old Town, San Diego CA
What a great place to eat, visit and shop. I've been here many times with my family and have enjoyed every minute of it. It's like walking back in time! Old Town houses feel the same way too.
Old Town San Diego is considered the "birthplace" of California. In 1968, the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation established Old Town State Historic Park to preserve the rich heritage that characterized San Diego during the 1821 to 1872 period. The park includes a main plaza, exhibits, museums and living history demonstrations.
This area is full of historic buildings which include La Casa de Estudillo, La Casa de Bandini, La Casa de Altamirno Pedrorena and the Mason Street School, San Diego’s first one room schoolhouse. Just up the hill from Old Town San Diego Historic State Park, you’ll find Heritage Park where several of San Diego’s most notable Victorian homes have been relocated and authentically restored to their original condition. Located down San Diego Avenue is the Whaley House, an officially designated haunted house.
Old Town (92110) consists of 9 quality hotels, 32 restaurants, 106 speciality shops, 12 art galleries, 27 historic Buildings, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Heritage Park (Victorian Homes), Presidio Park, Sheriff's Museum, Old Town Trolley Tours and Mormon Battalion Visitors Center.
Some of the more popular restaurants are Cafe Coyote y Cantina, Casa de Reyes Mexican Cuisine, Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, Freds Mexican Cafe, Gila House Restaurant, La Pinata Mexican Restaurant, and Old Town Mexican Cafe.
Check out the Old Town Houses below.