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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Explore Over 2000 Tequilas at El Agave

If you’re a fan of tequila, then you’ll definitely want to check out “El Agave,” a restaurant and bar located on San Diego Avenue that …

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Racine & Laramie Hosts CLE/Eiroa/Asylum Cigars Special Event

Are you a fan of cigars? Do you appreciate the art and craft of cigar making and smoking? If so, we invite you to join …

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Honest Thrift Studio: Boutique Finds at Thrift Shop Prices

Honest Thrift Studio is a popular thrift shop located in the heart of San Diego. The shop offers a wide range of gently-used clothing, plants, …

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Free Admission for Locals on Old Town Trolley Tours in January

San Diegans can ring in the new year with a free ride on Old Town Trolley Tours during locals month in January. The offer begins …

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History Selects: A Grave Concern

Originally published in Journal of the California Missions Foundation. Written by Paul G. Chace Introduction Father Junipero Serra’s heart carried a grave concern, a personal …

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Free Hidden History Talks – Jan 2023

Join State Park Interpreters each week to experience untold stories of Old Town San Diego. These free, 15-minute-long talks start at 2:00 p.m. and highlight …

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Free State Historic Park Walking Tours – Jan 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 …

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Celebrate the New Year in Old Town San Diego!

Come and celebrate New Year’s Eve in Old Town San Diego! This historic neighborhood is the perfect place to ring in the new year, with …

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New Orleans Creole Café

Owned and operated by Mark Bihm and Humberto Villegas, New Orleans Creole Café opened in 2004. Our main focus is the food, which is based …

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Perry’s Cafe

Perry’s Cafe was opened by Greek immigrants, Constantine “Costas” and Margaret Georgakopoulos. It was Costas’ dream to create a diverse menu that offers Italian and …

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Cosmopolitan Hotel: Charm of the Old West

If you enjoy the beauty of vintage antique furnishings and true old-fashioned personal service, then Old Town San Diego’s Cosmopolitan Hotel is the place you’ll …

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Old Town Roasted Nuts

Old Town Roasted Nuts is a popular shop located in the heart of Old Town San Diego. The shop offers a wide range of freshly-roasted …

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Enjoy Holiday Tequila Cocktails at Casa de Freds

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year con auténtica comida mexicana, margaritas y más… at Casa de Freds in Old Town San Diego! Check …

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Warm Up with Seasonal Specials at Café Coyote

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 364 days a year. Café Coyote provides guests with a festive atmosphere, traditional Mexican entertainment within an intimate table …

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Treasures of Mexico

Treasures of Mexico boasts a wide variety of artwork and hand-crafted items from international artisans. If you are looking for something truly unique, this is …

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La Pastorela Exhibit at Casa de Machado y Silvas

The Old Town San Diego State Historic Park has launched a small holiday exhibit in Machado y Silvas/Commercial Restaurant on La Pastorela! It will be …

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2022 Holiday Operating Hours in Old Town San Diego

Wondering which businesses will be open during the holidays? We’re putting together a handy list just for you! Check back as we add more businesses! …

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All the King’s Flags

All the King’s Flags We’ve been providing quality flags, flagpoles and custom flags with nationwide service since 1965. Please browse our store to find flags …

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