Places to go in Old Town

Old Town Events

Los Rios

Fiesta Cocina

Thursday, April 26, 6 p.m.
Haunted Scavenger Hunt

Haunted Scavenger Hunt

Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant

Thursday, April 26, noon to midnight
Tequila, Tacos, & Tombstones: Old Town Tour

Tequila, Tacos, & Tombstones: Old Town Tour

Café Coyote

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Luis Max

Fiesta Cocina

Friday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.

Old Town News & Stories

"Are you kidding me? It's a cow pasture."

Presidio parking lot gets more action than the greens

In March, the city rejected all proposals vying to operate the Presidio Hills Golf Course. This was a harsh blow to the Friends of Presidio Hills Golf who spent a lot of time and money ...

Everything gets better at Ceviche House

The move to Old Town proves more than photogenic

When we last saw Ceviche House, chef Juan Carlos Recamier's business had graduated from farmers market stall to a tiny counter service shop in North Park. Not even two years later, Ceviche House took another ...

Java "the Magnet" Joe at 26 years old

“I remember Frank Drennen squirted ketchup and mustard all over the audience."

It’s been 26 years since Joe Flammini opened Java Joe’s, one of the few coffeehouses back then that offered live music with your latte. In 1991, Java Joe’s was located in Poway. The shop moved ...

Natives under your nose

Half-acre of Old Town reclaimed for lemonadeberry and hummingbirds

A half-acre of Old Town State Historic Park, located at the junction of Taylor and Congress streets, is a native plant landscape that focuses on coastal native plant restoration. The San Diego Chapter of the ...

Jewel, Jason Mraz, Steve Poltz started at Java Joe’s

Too late I discover that I could’ve had a quiche for $4.95.

Sixties time-warp! I’m sitting in the friendly gloom, watching Lisa Sanders and Karen Hayes sing personal songs in dreamy harmonies. Acoustic, coffee-bar singing, outside. It feels time-warpy in more ways than one. This space is ...

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 ...

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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