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Immaculate Conception church, Old Town. (c) ...

Old Town at midnight

Old Town Culture

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Old Town Deals & Discounts

$15 for 1-Hour Walking Gaslamp Ghost Tour for Two

This guided walking tour will take you through the revitalized Gaslamp Quarter where murder, bloodlust, and prostitution once reigned, only to leave a spectral past. Go inside the reportedly haunted Horton Grand Hotel, visit the most notorious brothel in the stingaree, learn the unusual story of Petco Park's past, and ...

Old Town News & Stories

A beauty contest with a twist

Pageant: the Beauty Pageant Musical at Cygnet Theatre

From the fluffy curtains to the large G hovering over the faux marble floor, everything’s an ardent pink — the signature color of Glamouresse, whose beauty products include an aerosol that protects the ozone layer ...

Full, vivid authenticity

Surprises, double standards, and reversals in The Motherf**ker With the Hat at Cygnet Theatre

It’s a snappy chapeau: reddish with a narrow brim and wide band. The question for Jackie, on parole after 26 months in stir for dealing drugs, is “who’s the motherf--k who owns this motherf--ker?” Jackie ...

Last Call: Red and Spring Awakening

Two quality shows must close this Sunday; now you see ‘em, or you won’t

Mark Rothko and his fellow Abstract Expressionists (though they didn’t like the name) battered the Cubists to pulp. Now, as Rothko contemplates what could be his masterpiece — and the place to showcase his special ...

Still Crazee after all these years

But still far from being the best burger in town

We're a hamburger town in a hamburger country, and whether it's fast food or fine dining, most of the American-style restaurants in the city include a burger on the menu. Hell, some of the Asian ...

Maintenance deferred

It’s an open and shut case, according San Diego’s city auditor. The operator of Old Town’s Presidio Golf Course, owned by the city, was using it as an illegal parking lot over last year’s Cinco ...

Old Town HOLLER

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!

Comments

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.

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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.

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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!

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

GREAT PLACE TO SHOW VISITORS WHERE SAN DIEGO STARTED....AND FOR HOMETOWNERS TO ENJOY TOO!

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

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

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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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