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Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce

2415 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

619.291.4903
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Region: Mission Valley and Old Town Hours of Operation: Open year round
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Visit Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California, the Plymouth Rock of the West, founded in 1769, where an authentic and cultural experience awaits you. Visitors are offered a glimpse into early California, with over 20 museums; art galleries, artisans, galleries, and shops are all within easy walking distance of each other. Encounter live entertainment with mariachis, folkloric dancers, artists, guided tours, and more. Award winning theatre, fine and casual dining await you with multiple international and regional cuisines offered with the most concentrated number of Mexican restaurants in one place in all of San Diego.

Old Town is home to city, county, and state parks, with the most visited state park in California being the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park where you can learn about life in the Mexican and early American periods as converging cultures transformed San Diego from a Mexican pueblo to an American settlement. The historic plaza is a gathering place for community events and historical activities, fiestas and living history programs with many retail shops and restaurants surrounding the plaza along with numerous museums.

With multiple lodging choices, from hotels to bed & breakfast style you can stay right in the heart of the action and walk to any one of the numerous attractions, shopping, art galleries, museums and of course you are always only steps away from some of the best margaritas this side of the border!

What to Love:

  • Over 20 museums and historic sites
  • Over 30 restaurants
  • Enjoy cuisines of Mexico, Italy, Asia, South America, Creole, American and more
  • The largest celebrations of Cinco de Mayo and Día de los Muertos in the city
  • Specialty festivals year round

What to Know:

  • Nestled in the heart of San Diego
  • Transportation hub where Interstates 5 & 8 meet
  • San Diego Trolley Transit Center
  • Public transportation readily available via bus, trolley and train
  • Short drive to most San Diego destinations

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