Explore the Birthplace of California in Old Town San DiegoStep into history at Old Town San Diego, a state historic park and the site of the first settlement in California. Meander through scenic gardens, discover specialty shops, let the music of strolling mariachis captivate you, and dine on authentic Mexican cuisine and local fare at more than 25 restaurants. Explore the myriad historic sites and museums, including Presidio Park and the Whaley House Museum, which many say is haunted. Enjoy the authentic ambiance of this historic treasure on the Old Town Trolley Tours, with colorful anecdotes by the guides.
Prices -Free to explore public spaces and historic sites.
Hours -Public spaces are always open. Restaurants, shops & attractions maintain individual opening hours.
- Cinco de Mayo Festival - May
- Stagecoach Days - July & Aug
- Old Town Art & Craft Show - Sept
- Fiestas Patrias Celebration - Sept
- Taste of Old Town - Oct
- Old Town's Fall Festival - Oct
- Live Theater
- Historic Sites
- Artisans Market