• Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Type: Historic Sites, Parks



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Old Town celebrates Dia de los Muertos in style this year between November 1-4. Visitors will be able to take a look at numerous altars of remembrance presented in both traditional and contemporary...  Read More



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  • Things to Do in Fall, Parks: "The park is gorgeous but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. There are shops, museums, Mexican restaurants with fish bowl margaritas and more. It's a historic area where the kids (and you) can blow off steam."
  • Free Things to Do: "Ordering a margarita or burrito is tempting, but it's free and fun to soak up the atmosphere and walk into the shops and free museums.."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: They have some of the best Dia de los Muertos decor and celebrations in San Diego.
  • 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 Parks Because: Old Town State Historic Park is considered to be the birthplace of California.
  • 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 Outdoor Activities Because: Strolling the park, drinking a margarita al fresco and browsing kitsch makes for a fun day out.

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