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 Events

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure San Diego

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure San Diego

Balboa Park Visitors' Center

Thursday, October 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Antonio Fe

Antonio Fe

Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant

Thursday, October 27, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Engage Aloud with Voyagers Toastmasters

Café Coyote

Thursday, October 27, 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Seven Guitars

Seven Guitars

Cygnet Theatre

Thursday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.

Old Town News & Stories

The whole half-yard at Hungry’s

“You San Diego guys wimp out that easy? Drink! Drink! Drink! Drink!”

"Milwaukee.” “San Diego.” “Milwaukee!” “Saan Diy-egow!” “’Scuse me. Ever hear of Miller? Schlitz? Pabst? Old Milwaukee? And you’re trying to tell me San Diego is the beer capital of America?” Did I mention Saf is ...

City's bike-share program needs help, says report

Transit system says DecoBike hasn't sought out new locations

A May San Diego County County Grand Jury report accuses officials at the Metropolitan Transit System of refusing to get onboard with the city's bike-sharing program. DecoBike, launched in 2013, has been touted as a ...

Raise an unlimited joe to long-dead Yankee Jim

Real seducer

He thought they were joking. Even when they had him standing on a horse-drawn dray with a rope around his neck. All he’d done was go for a joyride in a rowboat. He called it ...

The Presidio: Old Town national landmark

Explore San Diego's origins on the grounds of this 1700s Spanish fort.

Set above Old Town, San Diego’s forty-acre Presidio Park is a National Historic Landmark preserving the first permanent European settlement on the West Coast and the site from which exploratory missions embarked into California's interior. ...

Chicken climax

Lope into Harney for Late Night Social Hour

“It’s fresh, not processed, and have you ever seen a fat Japanese guy? Except for sumo wrestlers?”


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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