20 Best Things to Do in Old Town San Diego

This vibrant historic district is considered the birthplace of California, and time spent here can be both fun and educational, with a hands-on angle. And, there’s great shopping and food, too.

You’ll find over a hundred shops in Old Town, San Diego, some in market centers that house multiple stalls and others in historic buildings around the park.

Go Shopping

One of the most popular things to do in Old Town San Diego is to visit the Whaley House Museum.

Walk Through a Famous Haunted House — Whaley House Museum

Old Town offers some of the best Mexican restaurants in San Diego County and other noteworthy eating establishments, including great sushi places.

Dine on Mexican Food and More

Established in 1849, El Campo Santo Cemetery is the final resting place for early San Diego residents, including prominent families like the Estudillos and Fitchs.

El Campo Santo Cemetery

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