• Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona
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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Type: Historic Sites, Parks



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Best Attractions & Activities: Relive San Diego's early days in Old Town, a state park that recreates life in the Mexican and Rancho California periods of 1821 to 1872. Original adobes are part of the complex, which also includes...  Read More
Free Things to Do, Outdoor Activities: Find out what life was like in Mexico and early America back in the 1800s. This spot is where the city of San Diego was born, and it contains historic treasures unearthed by archeologists over the...  Read More
Historic Sites, Parks: Find out what life was like in Mexico and early America back in the 1800s. This spot is where the city of San Diego was born, and it contains historic treasures unearthed by archeologists over the...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Visitors Center & Museums: Daily 10am-5pm
  • Retail Shops & Restaurants: Daily 10am-7pm
  • Tours: Daily 11am, 2pm
  • Living History Activities: Wed, Sat 10am-4pm
  • Hours May Vary Seasonally:

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

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  • Best Attractions & Activities: "If you plan to indulge in a margarita or two, remember the trolley can take you Downtown and to a few other nearby spots. Also, it can be crowded on the weekends here so call ahead or arrive early to find a parking place."
  • Free Things to Do: "O.K., it would be hard to be here without ordering a margarita or burrito, but it's free and fun to soak up the atmosphere."
  • Outdoor Activities: "If you plan to indulge in a margarita or two, remember the trolley can take you Downtown and to a few other nearby spots. Also, it can be crowded on the weekends here so call ahead for reservations or get there early to find a parking place."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Old Town San Diego is considered the birthplace of California. The area's shops, museums and restaurants definitely celebrate this!
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: There's a lot to see here between colorful shops, the pretty park (kids love to run around here) and festive ambiance.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Strolling the park, drinking a margarita al fresco and browsing kitsch makes for a fun day out.

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