Visit old town to witness the living legacy of San Diego

November 15, 2017
Category: San Diego Attractions

Old Town is a historic San Diego neighborhood that is rich in history.  It covers about 230 acres of land and is said to be the oldest settled area in San Diego.  Old Town is the site of the first European settlement till date. It comprises of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Presidio Park, which are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Visit Old Town to witness the living legacy of San Diego

Old Town was created in 1769 and is said to be the historic heart of San Diego; being the site of California’s first settlement with no more than a mission and fort.  The Presidio and Mission were originally located on a bluff above the San Diego River.  Old Town is a perfect stop for delicious cuisine, history, and shopping.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park was established in 1968 and is located in the center of the Old Town neighborhood of San Diego, California.  Old Town itself is on the National Register of Historic Places, listed as Old Town San Diego Historic District, and is the most visited park in California according to California State Parks.  The Old Town San Diego State Historic Park preserves and recreates Old Town as it existed during the Mexican and early American periods, from its settlement in 1821.  In this town, there are five original adobes, which are a portion of the complex that offers boutique shops, cantinas, full-service restaurants, and museums.

There is no entry fee for the state park or any of its museums.  The museums comprise of the Casa de Estudillo, the Casa de Machado y Silvas, Casa de Manchado y Stewart, Black Hawk Smithy and Stable, Colorado House, just to mention but a few.  Whenever you visit San Diego, be sure to visit Old Town to witness the living legacy of San Diego.

Hotel Point Loma

Hotel Point Loma is a family-friendly hotel located in the heart of San Diego.  Hotel Point Loma offers clean, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, access to beaches, and excellent amenities.
Hotel Point Loma is the perfect choice for travelers looking for proximity to Downtown San Diego, and major attractions.  Book direct for the lowest rates at www.hotelpointloma.com