Día de los Muertos, is celebrated in Old Town on the weekend prior to or on the actual dates of November 1 and 2. This holiday is considered to be one of the most important holiday's of the...
What attracts so many to this small area of San Diego is the history and culture that still remains a part of Old Town today.
Old Town is conveniently located next to a major transit station with access to the Trolley, trains busses and taxi's. Within walking distance there are now over 25 restaurants that offer authentic and cultural cuisine, many with nightly entertainment. A short stroll around Old Town offers visitors access to over 100 unique retail shops. In addition to the food and shopping there are three Parks, all of which have historic sites operated as museums and retail shops. Located at the northern end of Old Town is Old Town San Diego State Historic Park with all of its museums free to the public.
The Old Town State Historic Park spans the decades from Californio rule to the Mexican Period and finally to the American Period. See the 1825 Casa de Estudillo, one of the finest adobe haciendas in the state; view a rare original stagecoach at the Wells Fargo Museum.There is a scale model of nineteenth century Old Town in the reconstructed Robinson-Rose House, one-time Lodge of the Freemasons and home of San Diego’s first newspaper. The Black Hawk Livery & Blacksmith shop are a favorite; the San Diego Union newspaper building and the first public schoolhouse in San Diego, the Mason Street School are some of the amazing sites in the State Park. Heritage park is the site of nine Victorian homes that were move to Old Town to preserve them. They were some of San Diego's finest mansions that were going to be destroyed due to the expansion of downtown San Diego. The Presidio Park is the site of the first European settlement and location of the first of 21 mission that span the californias. Old Town San Diego is considered the birthplace of Californial.
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