Take 5: Top Things To Do in Old Town San Diego

Home to the birthplace of California, Old Town San Diego is a historic neighborhood with a modern outlook. Among the top places to visit in San Diego, Old Town visitors can experience history first-hand through dozens of iconic landmarks and museums. A stroll through the charming streets of Old Town will let you discover San Diego historic landmarks, plus the best handmade tortillas in the city!

When staying at our resort near Old Town San Diego, take 5 for these top things to do in Old Town San Diego: 

Eat Here: Tucked amongst the numerous Mexican restaurants in Old Town San Diego, find one of San Diego’s premier sushi restaurants. Choose from over 30 specialty sushi rolls offered at Harney Sushi, like our favorite – the Dragon Roll topped with a sweet faux-nagi sauce.

Drink Here: Located at the corner of San Diego Avenue and Old Town Avenue, El Agave Restaurant and Tequileria boasts a collection of over 2,000 different tequilas! A visit to this tequila museum is among the top things to do in Old Town San Diego, offering the perfect setting to experience authentic Mexican culture.

Play Here: Spend the day exploring some of San Diego’s first buildings still standing in Old Town State Historic Park. Among top places to visit in San Diego, the park recreates California’s setting during the early 1800s.

Shop Here: Top things to do in Old Town San Diego include a visit to a colorful two-story marketplace in the northern part of the neighborhood. Bazaar del Mundo Shops is filled with folk art, artisan jewelry, fashion, and home accessories from Mexico and Latin America.

Snap Here: The concrete Old Town San Diego State Historic Park signs found throughout the park make for a memorable photo that will stir up sentiments of the Old West.

For a resort near Old Town San Diego, stay at Paradise Point Resort & Spa, located just 10 minutes away on Mission Bay.

The “Take 5” blog series introduces visitors to San Diego’s unique neighborhoods through recommendations from experts on the area: hotel employees who live there.  Check back every month to learn about a new section of the city, always within 10 miles of our centrally located San Diego resort.


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