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Old Town San Diego – Offering a Unique Shopping Experience

Although Old Town San Diego is known for its many Mexican restaurants and historical sites, the area is also a haven for shoppers looking for unique, custom gifts and souvenirs. The small neighborhood is packed with boutique shops and craft stores and is located just a few minutes from the Marina Inn in downtown San Diego.

Many of the products sold in Old Town reflect the Mexican influence on San Diego’s early beginnings. Shoppers can find handmade Mexican and Native American inspired clothing, pottery, jewelry, blankets and housewares. Shoppers interested in Western themed gifts should stop by the well-known Covered Wagon display located along the Old Town Market walkway. Not far is the Bazaar Del Mundo, where all types of clothing, toys and collectibles can be purchased in one of the bazaar’s nine boutiques.

If you’re in search of one-of-a-kind gifts, there’s no better place to shop than in Old Town. Stop by Celebrity Jewelry and watch locally mined gemstones be cut and fitted into elegant accessories. After, be sure to check out the Ye Olde Soap Shoppe where you can watch demonstrations on the soap making process. No matter who you’re shopping for, you’ll be able to find a unique gift at one of Old Town’s 40 shops, carts and artisan kiosks.

Finally, before you leave, purchase a few edible treats to take with you. From old-fashioned sodas and hot sauce to jerky and handmade tortillas, Old Town offers a variety of delicious snacks to take home. Have a sweet tooth? No problem. Head over to the popular Cousin’s Old Town Candy Shop and check out their collection of saltwater taffy and more than 16 flavors of handmade fudge.

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