San Diego Old Town preserves a piece of the history of this California coastal city. You can travel back to the mid 1800s as you stroll the wide streets and wooden sidewalks. Buildings from this era are open to the public.
Old Town San Diego is thought of the first “city” in the entire state. A Spanish settlement formed after Father Junipero Serra set up the first in a line of 21 missions here. The vivid colors of Mexico and lovely tile work can be found everywhere.
One of the favorites is the Whaley House. It’s haunted, you know. Whether or not you believe this, the old house is without a doubt the site of a store, a hotel, and a hanging.
This area offers 36 museums and historic homes and buildings. The first brick courthouse is here, along with an old one-room schoolhouse. Beautiful casas built in Spanish-style architecture are open to tour. Here is the cozy Creole Cafe. The owner, Mark Binh, happened onto the porch and was happy to pose for a photo. You’ll find more than 30 restaurants to choose from in Old Town San Diego, many offering specialty menus. It’s easy to find restaurants that serve authentic Mexican food.
If you’re in the area, be sure to spend some time here.Enjoy the Mexican cafes that line the streets offer yummy enchiladas and Margaritas. Shop for specialty soaps, candles, and other gifts. Tour historic buildings. And take in a show at the Old Town Theater. There’s so much to explore!