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Old Town Information and Highlights

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Old Town Information and Highlights

Old Town is simply put, the birthplace of the place we now call California. The area is filled with a lively, unique, and authentic atmosphere that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else, with plenty of historical sites (including the Whaley House, a famous spot that tops many lists of American haunted places) and as many as 17 museums.

Just south of Mission Valley and known as the birthplace of California, Old Town teems with a lively, authentic atmosphere, boasting 17 museums and historical sites including the Whaley House, which tops Travel Channel's America's Most Haunted list.


Old Town is the oldest settled neighborhood in the city of San Diego. It also happens to be the place of the very first European settlement in the modern day California. The Mission San Diego de Alcalá and San Diego Presidio were both founded by Junípero Serra and Gaspar de Portolà in 1769 at the San Diego River valley’s western end on a bluff.


On average, the warmest month in Old Town is the month of August, whereas the average coolest month in the area is December. Furthermore, January is notable as the average wettest month in the vicinity. The highest recorded temperature of the region was 111°F which was recorded in 1963. On the other hand, the lowest temperature that was ever recorded here was 29°F in 1949.


Old Town is just south of another notable neighborhood in San Diego, i.e. Mission Valley. Old Town is a neighborhood that contains 93 ha (230 acres). It remains bounded by Mission Hills on its east, Interstate 8 on its north, Bankers Hill on its south, and Interstate 5 on its west.


Old Town is a great place to go shopping for souvenirs and other such items. Blessed with a mixed and unique base of shopping locations, the area boasts a number of places where one can go and find a unique mixture of products. Below are the most renowned shopping sites of Old Town:

  • GUNNZO – 2445 Juan St – (619) 543-1108
  • Lost Cities - 2802 Juan St - (619) 692-1114
  • Gum Saan - 2615 San Diego Ave - (619) 291-7754
  • Sooky’s Boutique - 4080 Harney St - (619) 298-1188
  • Mexpressions - 2505 San Diego Ave - (619) 581-1633
  • Tienda de Reyes – 2754 Calhoun St – (619) 491-0611
  • Mermaids Cove – 2415 San Diego Ave – (619) 795-1911
  • B+C Office Interiors - 2251 San Diego Ave - (858) 549-3735
  • The Diamond Source - 2474 San Diego Ave - (619) 299-6900
  • South American Imports – 2461 San Diego Ave – (619) 299-3877
  • Toby’s Candle & Soap Shop – 2645 San Diego Ave – (619) 297-5426


As far as the restaurants of Old Town are concerned, the place has a number of unique destinations where you can go and enjoy a decent meal. Some of the most notable areas where you can go and have a quality meal are as follows:

  • Harney Sushi - 3964 Harney St - (619) 295-3272
  • Indian Grill - 2367 San Diego Ave - (619) 294-5770
  • Dos Brasas - 1890 San Diego Ave - (619) 291-6527
  • Fiesta de Reyes - 2754 Calhoun St - 619) 297-3100
  • Old Town Public - 2540 Congress St - (619) 487-0995
  • Sushi Tadokoro - 2244 San Diego Ave - (619) 297-0298
  • Rust General Store - 2720 Calhoun St - (619) 295-7878
  • New Orleans Creole Cafe - 2476 San Diego Ave - (619) 542-1698


Although known as one of the most peaceful localities in all of San Diego, the best thing about Old Town is the fact that it can turn it up when needed, and the neighborhood’s nightlife is the perfect example. The following are a few places such as bars and other such areas where you can enjoy the perfect nightlife experience in Old Town:

  • El Agave - 2304 San Diego Ave - (619) 220-8405
  • Casa Guadalajara - 4105 Taylor St - (619) 295-5111
  • Home & Away - 2222 San Diego Ave - (619) 501-0522
  • Barra Barra Saloon - 4016 Wallace St - (619) 291-3200
  • Old Town Saloon - 2495 San Diego Ave - (619) 298-2209
  • Rose’s Tasting Room - 2754 Calhoun St - (619) 293-7673
  • Los Locos Bar & Grill - 2502 San Diego Ave - (619) 688-3938
  • Churchill Cigar Lounge - 2415 San Diego Ave - (619) 546-7758
  • Hungry’s Kitchen & Tap - 2547 San Diego Ave - (619) 298-0133
  • Christopher’s On Congress - 2539 Congress St - (619) 450-4154


Old Town also seemingly offers quality education with the number of public schools and other such educational institutions available in the vicinity. Below are mentioned some of the most notorious schools of the region:

  • Fremont Elementary School – 2375 Congress St – (619) 293-4430
  • Painting Fiesta – 2802 Juan St – (855) 538-6278
  • Old Town Academy Charter School – 2021 San Diego Ave
  • San Diego University for Integrative Studies – 3900 Harney St – (619) 297-1999
  • Francis Parker School – 6501 Linda Vista Rd – (858) 569-7900


No destination is complete without a unique set of landmarks to its name. The same can be said about Old Town as the landmarks of this place are a standout and are as popular as the neighborhood itself. Apart from the Whaley House which is already a famous destination, some of the area’s other landmarks include Old Town San Diego State Historic Park which is a fun little area filled with lots of culture. Apart from this, La Casa de Estudillo and the Mormon Battalion Historic Site are also interesting sights, with the latter offering an interesting look on the story of the Mormon Battalion.


Notable transportations of the area include the Red Trolley, which is the iconic bright red trolley famous throughout San Diego. Apart from that, the North County Transit District's Coaster trains are also a notorious choice for many who want to go from downtown San Diego to Old Town or vice versa.

Other than these, perhaps the most important of all is the Old Town Transit Center which is just adjacent to the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. This transit center services passenger trains operating on the San Diego Coaster and Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner.


All in all, Old Town is a fantastic neighborhood which is proudly a part of the San Diego community. It goes without saying that it is an ideal place to own a property in and as such, all the people that love its distinctive ambiance are recommended to do so.

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