• 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

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


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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