Places to go in Old Town

Old Town Events

The Great Leap

The Great Leap

Cygnet Theatre

Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The Great Leap

The Great Leap

Cygnet Theatre

Sunday, January 26, 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
The Great Leap

The Great Leap

Cygnet Theatre

Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
The Great Leap

The Great Leap

Cygnet Theatre

Thursday, January 30, 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Old Town News & Stories

Chatty afternoon tea at the Cosmopolitan Hotel

Hints at Old Town's Californio history

Walking around Old Town last month, I noticed a sandwich board sign advertising afternoon tea at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. That’s the proper, British-style afternoon tea, complete with a big ceramic pot and a three-tier platter ...

Old Town – early and later stories

Early Old Town general store, Bazaar del Mundo, New Town, Presidio Hills Golf Course, crumbling Presidio

General store ledgers tell how people lived in Old Town Finding which store the ledger came from involved detective work. In 1864, there were only two general merchandise stores, one in Old Town, the other ...

Rust General Store, emphasis on general

Pretzels, pickles, and candy aren’t even the half of it

It can be fun to play tourist in your own city, but that doesn’t mean we’re obliged to eat Mexican food when visiting Old Town. While traipsing about the historical park the other day, rather ...

Sushi Tadokoro and its bass reputation

More than four days in a house-made miso marinade

“It’s the best seabass in San Diego.” That’s what a server tells me, when I tell her I’m trying to choose between the grilled Chilean sea bass and the teriyaki black cod. Often, black cod ...

San Diego's Presidio is crumbling

250th anniversary this week, July 16

Almost five years ago, Bill Lawrence, president of the San Diego History Center, went to Los Angeles to accept an award from the California Preservation Foundation. The purpose of the award was to honor the ...

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 ...

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