Location: Old Town San Diego centers on the oldest area of the first settlement. (map)
It includes a state historic park and related historic sights outside the park. History aficionados will find plenty of interest, but most people come to shop and eat in the restaurants.
Minutes from downtown and Mission Valley, Old Town has more than 150 shops, award-winning restaurants, 17 museums, and historical sites. Old Town is just a short walk from the San Diego Trolley Transit Center and a short drive from most San Diego destinations.
Old Town Theatre
Cygnet Theatre Company puts on several productions each year at the Old Town Theatre.
Old Town State Park
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates the setting of California life between 1821 to 1872, when San Diego evolved from a Mexican pueblo into an American frontier town. Museums and historic sites include The McCoy House, Robinson-Rose House Visitor Center, and Casa de Estudillo.
San Diego Avenue
San Diego Avenue has dozens of restaurants, shops, historic sites and museums, and hosts festivities throughout the year.
Old Town Market
The Old Town Market Place features a festival atmosphere with 10 specialty shops, 18 carts and 12 local artisans. Located in Old Town State Park.
Fiesta de Reyes
Inspired by 19th century pueblo life - an ongoing fiesta of live entertainment, excellent dining, unique merchandise, fine art, and the best margarita in San Diego for only 5 bucks! Located in Old Town State Park.
Old Town Village Museums & Historic Sites
The main commercial and residential area of Old Town, Old Town Village has several museums and historic sites, including the Whaley House, SOHO Museum, Heritage Park, and The Presidio.
Bazaar del Mundo
Old Town Stage Coach Days
Annual Summer celebration of the West On The Move as Old Town comes alive every weekend for children's games, living history activities, cannon and anvil firings and more.
Old Town's July 4th Celebration
Enjoy an old fashioned 4th of July celebration with a parade, crafts and activities of early San Diego. Food and live entertainment.
Latin American Festival
The Bazaar del Mundo parking lot will be transformed into a colorful, lively marketplace overflowing with artisans from all over Latin America - in addition to nonstop musical entertainment and authentic Mexican cuisine.
Old Town Taste of the Past
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will host ‘A Taste of the Past’ on Aug. 31. The final event of Stagecoach Days, it focuses on the foods of early San Diego during the mid-1800s and how they reflected the many cultural influences of that time.
Tequila Trails will be three hours of the most fun you've ever had walking around Old Town San Diego to each one of 10 participating restaurants.
Old Town Santa Fe Market
The Santa Fe Market celebrates the colorful arts, crafts and cultures of Native Americans and the American Southwest at Bazaar del Mundo.
Old Town San Diego Art Festival
Enjoy museum quality art and sculpture as you stroll through Old Town with all of it’s history and charm.
Old Town Holiday in the Park
Embrace the holidays of yesteryear in Old Town with live action performances, caroling around the fires, music, dancing and tours.