Old Town San Diego
Considered the birthplace of California, Old Town San Diego contains a number of historic sites from The Old Adobe Chapel Church to the El Campo Santo Cemetery where the most famous early resident's rest. Newer attractions have been added for travelers' enjoyment as well. Old Town San Diego has at least 30 restaurants offering cultural menus, a variety of specialty shops are available in the village for some shopping, and even ghost tours are offered at the Whaley House, said to be the most haunted dwelling in the country! Your travel group won’t need to speak Spanish to enjoy this authentic gem, but brushing up a bit will certainly enhance your visit.
With just around 30 historic establishments to explore, you may find it overwhelming to choose a place to start! If you’re indecisive, show up at the Old Town Visitor’s Center and speak with a park aide or join them on an Old Town State Park tour. There are frequent festivals and events like the Mata Ortiz Pottery Market or the Wine and Paint classes.
Part of the fun of a new place is the taste of tradition, and that’s what you’re in for at Rockin’ Baja, Old Town Tequila Factory, Café Coyote y Cantina and so much more! But your favorite dessert is here too: Cold Stone Creamery!
Pick up some savvy souvenirs before you hit the trail for home, there are unique gifts at every turn! Grab a package of heirloom seeds, or a box of handmade saltwater taffy for the family!