Welcome to Old Town San Diego!

WANDER through lush gardens and plazas. SHOP specialty stores for treasures from around the world. INDULGE in authentic cuisine and nightlife. DANCE to strolling mariachis and baile folklórico. ENGAGE with rich history at museums, historic sites, and cultural events.

OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO, birthplace of California!

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Find the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your loved one, look no further than Old Town …

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Tuetano Taqueria: A Destination for Slow-Cooked Birria

If you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine, then you’ve likely heard of Tuetano Taqueria. This acclaimed restaurant, recently relocated to the Old Town Urban Market, …

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Raise a Glass at Societe Brewing

Societe Brewing’s motto is “Beer Folk Unite!” as they see their brewery as a vehicle for bringing people together from all walks of life. They …

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Celebrate ‘el Amor’ with a Romantic Dinner this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for couples to celebrate their love and affection for one another. If you’re looking for a romantic spot to …

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Free Hidden History Talks – Feb 2023

Join State Park Interpreters each week to experience untold stories of Old Town San Diego. These free, 15-minute-long talks highlight the underrepresented histories and voices …

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Free State Historic Park Walking Tours – Feb 2023

Explore Old Town San Diego State Historic Park with an expert during this hour-long guided tour. This family-friendly ½ mile tour will explore the community that shaped …

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February is Museum Month in San Diego

San Diego Museum Month is an annual event that takes place in February where more than 60 museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and other attractions …

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Santos Café at Old Town Market

Santos Café serves as a welcome respite for visitors coming off tour busses in busy Old Town San Diego. The café offers a variety of …

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Explore Old Town By Bike!

Biking in Old Town San Diego is a great way to experience the historic district as it offers a unique perspective and allows for a …

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Old Town San Diego Celebrates the Mormon Battalion with Successful Parade & Event

The Annual Mormon Battalion Parade & Community event, which took place on Saturday, January 28, 2023 in Old Town San Diego, was a resounding success. …

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Small Building, Big Responsibilities: The First San Diego Courthouse

By Nathan Fogerson, Intern, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Spring 2021, San Diego State University The origins of the First San Diego Courthouse …

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The Diamond Source: A Lifetime of Expertise in Custom Jewelry Design

Marco Levy’s lifelong passion for diamonds began at the young age of 14 in Israel, where he developed an interest in cutting and repairing stones. …

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Last Week to Try the Alambre Taco at Café Coyote!

Café Coyote, a beloved Mexican restaurant in Old Town San Diego, is proud to announce its taco of the month for January: the Alambre. This …

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Don’t Miss the Mormon Battalion Annual Commemoration

The Annual Mormon Battalion Parade & Community event is taking place on Saturday, January 28, 2023 in Old Town San Diego, and it’s an event …

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Barrio Donas Pop-Up Shop

Barrio Donas is excited to announce the arrival of a Mexican donut pop-up shop, offering premium, handmade donuts on Saturdays and Sundays. These delicious treats …

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Visit the Junípero Serra Museum

The Junípero Serra Museum, operated by the San Diego History Center, continues to be an iconic regional landmark located just above Old Town San Diego …

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McConaughy House

Featuring decorative Eastlake brackets, a low-pitched roof and a bay window, this house was built in 1887 by John McConaughy. Born in 1809, he came …

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Blooming with Beauty: San Diego Floral Design

Nestled on San Diego Avenue in Old Town San Diego, San Diego Floral Design is a local florist that has been providing beautiful and unique floral …

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