Visit Old Town
history • shopping • Dining
Start Planning Your FUN... Stay and Play in Old Town San Diego
Visit one of San Diego’s most popular destinations, Old Town. Conveniently located within walking distance of a major transit center, you can choose to walk to most restaurants, hotels and shops in Old Town. When you want to venture out there is the trolley, buses, trains and taxis all available on site. There is also plenty of free parking throughout Old Town. Old Town has over 30 restaurants, most with great outdoor dining, and a quaint atmosphere plus there are more than 75 unique places to shop. This historic area is situated next to the State Park with 32 historic sites and shops.
The Old Town San Diego Guide magazine is available at most hotels and visitor centers. It provides information about Old Town attractions, restaurants, shopping and the 10 hotels located in and over 30 more close to Old Town. Our guide includes a fun map with a list of historic sites, reconstructed buildings, museums and more. For a calendar of events see the entertainment and events page on our website.
We have chosen a few restaurants just to get you started...
Casa Guadalajara, the popular Old Town restaurant owned and operated by Diane Powers, features an imaginative menu with traditional and contemporary cuisine, reflecting dishes of the regional villages of Mexico. Signature offerings include award-winning seafood dishes, creative, chipotle chile-inspired entrees and sauces, and guacamole made fresh to order at the table.
Voted Best Mexican Restaurant, Cafe Coyote has been a San Diego favorite for over 30 years! Experience friendly staff, delicious Mexican food, refreshing margaritas and a festive atmosphere, located in the Heart of Old Town San Diego’s Historic Walking District. you will want to try all our restaurants but make sure this one is on your list. Sometimes you will have to wait to enjoy but most worth waiting for.
Offering traditional Mexican fare with flare, Casa de Reyes is situated outdoors under our unique Carrizo arbor Bring the whole family to dine on traditional Mexican food and enjoy daily entertainment ranging from energetic mariachis to traditional folklorico dancing. Sit around the fire pit and catch up with friends over a drink or just hang out and enjoy the entertainment on our outdoor stage.