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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

Visit the hill where Alta California began

Presidio Park — try to channel Serra and Portola.

In 1769, Father Junípero Serra along with Gaspar de Portolá established the mission and presidio as the first European settlement on the Pacific Coast. There is minimal evidence of the original site just west of ...

New Orleans Cafe puts the Old South in the Old West

Try something with the word “creole” in it

Between the quality shows at Cygnet Theatre and the lighthearted comedy of Old Town Improv, I’ve been finding more reasons to spend time in Old Town, an area that, along with the Gaslamp, I once ...

Home & Away surpasses Old Town average

A neighborhood pub in a touristy area

If ever there were a compelling reason for San Diegans to hang out in Old Town, it’s Home & Away at the former location of Kelly’s Pub. For about two years now, locals and tourists ...

Bad audit times at iHigh

Staffmembers "improperly paid"

San Diego Unified’s iHigh Virtual Academy, “a tuition-free public high school offering students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma primarily online,” per its website, has an overspending problem. So says a report for ...

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 ...

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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