Old Town Photos

Father Serra statue in Presidio Park.

The Mormon Battalion Monument in Presidio ...

The Indian at Presidio Park.

The Junípero Serra Museum in Presidio ...

Places to go in Old Town

Old Town News & Stories

Two by Noël Coward in repertory at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town

Jazz-age behavior

Cygnet Theatre offers a “double bill” of Noël Coward’s The Vortex (1924) and Hay Fever (1925). Staging his early plays in repertory has advantages. The dark, brittle Vortex is almost a photographic negative of the ...

Feast! Little Italy-Old Town

Middletown's best restaurants

These days Little Italy offers some of the best food in town, or at least the most photographed. The neighborhood keeps serving up hits, almost eclipsing the tried-and-true eateries that sit between its shiny new ...

Old Town's old pepper trees targeted

Sentiment can't repair buckled sidewalk hazard

LuAnn Porter attempted to rally the troops on Facebook to attend the Old Town San Diego Community Planning Group meeting on Wednesday, August 12. It ended up being a small affair with six or seven ...

Eve of destruction

Cygnet stages Dogfight; New Village Arts explores Forbidden Planet

Did Eddie spend four years in Vietnam? Or did it just seem that way?

July is busting out all over!

Theater preview for the month to come

T’is the season. Count some of the ways: NOW PLAYING: La Jolla Playhouse: Come From Away. The world premiere musical, by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, creates a comedy within a tragedy. On the morning ...


Holler about this neighborhood in the comment section below. Share anything and everything about Old Town: compliments, critiques, lost-n-found items, recommendations, neighborhood crime watch, you name it!


readyerrnot June 13, 2013 @ 1:38 p.m.

I have just learned that Old Town was known as Alta California before California was adopted as a state in 1850. People had to lug water and goods several miles and back, using the La Playa Trail. Mr. Horton came to town and quickly began establishing a New Town, Downtown. This location provided much more convenience and by 1871, county records were relocated Downtown as well. I had no idea that Horton Plaza was such a monumental part of the development of Downtown, San Diego, as I know it.


GungFuBill June 13, 2013 @ 11:14 p.m.

Holla @ Me OLD Town I have lived in San Diego for over twenty years and the Old Town has always been a favorite spot for Entertaining Guest from Out of town. It Classic Beauty and Elegance has always been a reminder of how lucky we are to live here. I designed a shirt with a litho print look as my vision of Old Town.


naturefun2 June 19, 2013 @ 3:37 p.m.

A must-see for visitors to San Diego and a great place to eat, stroll, window shop and see where San Diego first began!


Owl June 24, 2013 @ 8:29 p.m.



Sabreena June 29, 2013 @ 3:35 p.m.

Wonderful shops and restaurants! And museums! The Saturday morning artisan market is fun too!


AlexandraGardella1 June 29, 2013 @ 9:39 p.m.

The Christmas festivities were so much fun! This is the kind of thing I would want to bring all of my relatives to CA to take part in.


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