Old Town State Historic Park
Casa de Carillo
Just north of Old Town, this house dates from about 1820 and is said to be the oldest house in San Diego. It is now the pro shop for the...
Presidio Hills Golf Course
Two blocks from the Old Town perimeter sits the city’s oldest brick building (circa 1856), officially certified as haunted by the US...
Yes, it’s a sushi bar (dishes $4 to $15), but the bar bar takes over late at night as a rotation of DJs spins music from reggae to...
Old Town Mexican Café
Other restaurants come and go, but this place has been in this busy adobe with hardwood booths since the 1970s. While you wait to be...
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Old Town State Historic Park information
This park has an excellent history museum in the Robinson-Rose House at the southern end of the plaza. You’ll also find a diorama depicting the original pueblo and the park’s visitors center , where you can pick up a copy of the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Tour Guide & Brief History ($3), or take a guided tour (free) at 11am and 2pm daily.
Across from the visitors center, the restored Casa de Estudillo is filled with authentic period furniture. Other buildings around the plaza include a blacksmith shop, print shop and a candle-dipping shop (hours vary).
Fiesta de Reyes , just off the plaza’s northwestern corner, is a colorful collection of import shops and restaurants – great for Mexican souvenirs without the trip to Tijuana. Along San Diego Ave, on the southern side of the plaza, small, historical-looking buildings (only one is authentic) house more souvenir and gift shops.