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Old Town San Diego, San Diego

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Visit Historic Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California, where the first Europeans settled. Old Town is the Plymouth Rock of the west rich in history, arts and culture influenced by the Europeans and the Mexican and Native Americans before them, creating a diverse community.

Here you will find some of San Diego's best restaurants, from Mexican to Thai. Old Town is home to one of the finest professional theaters over 20 museums and historic sites, artisans, galleries and shops are all within easy walking distance of each other with free live entertainment, mariachis, dancers, period attire docents providing tours and so much more.

Over 30 Restaurants of all types with a predominance of the very best Mexican ,Old Town also boast of Italian, japanese, Creole, American style, Asian, Peruvian and more!

Shoppers haven with dozens of unique Shops, Great Hotels and Best Margaritas in all of San Diego!
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  • Walking in the downtown of old town is fun and there are plenty of nice restaurants. Parking could be tough.  more »
  • The San Diego Old Town area is a very cool place to walk around and see. Lots of interesting shops and restaurants.  more »
  • Shows a bit of history from when San Diego was just a tiny town.. Great shops and restaurants. Great place for young and old  more »
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  • BY FAR THE WORST CHAMBER I HAVE INTERACTED WITH!! They have the worst customer service. I have NEVER heard of a chamber that will deny membership to another San Diego BUSINESS because they aren't located in Old Town and not disclose upcoming events. Chambers are designed to uplift and connect business owners to other business owners. They are SUPPOSE to be focused on creating a strong local economy, be a clear voice of business to government entities, and an organization that joins together to make the city a better place. I am appalled at the inconsiderate and close minded individuals that they allow to answer the chamber phone. The Board of Directors of this Chamber should be very concerned about who they choose to represent this Chamber. First impressions are everything in business and that was definitly not someone I would want running a Chamber I become a member of.

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Offering accommodations at a wide range of price levels, San Diego is one of the easiest cities to stay in, regardless of whether you're simply passing through or hanging around for a long vacation. If you don't mind splurging, book your stay at a luxury downtown hotel or a lavish bayside resort. You can also rent a spacious private cottage within walking distance of the city's popular beaches. For a more affordable alternative, try a family-friendly hostel or quaint inn in a quiet residential area.
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