If you’re interested in experiencing the history of San Diego, visit Old Town. This small town is considered to be the birth place of San Diego and features buildings and food that are reminiscent of San Diego’s Spanish heritage. Visitors staying at a nearby Old Town hotel are not far from this historic community and can enjoy the town’s many attractions. The area is perfect for all vacationers, especially families and children love the many hands-on activities and live-music performances.
This neighborhood is home to historic sites such as the Presidio Mission and dwellings from San Diego’s first colonists. Tours, re-enactments, museums and hands-on activities, like making soap and mining for gold, will take you back in time and give you a glimpse of what life was like.
You can’t get the full Spanish experience without trying some of the delicious Mexican dishes such as enchiladas, fajitas and tacos found in Old Town. Here you’ll find the highest concentration of Mexican food restaurants in San Diego. Diners at many of these restaurants can enjoy listening to traditional Mexican music performed by a mariachi band. For information about happy hour in Old Town, click here.
If you want to enjoy other Mexican restaurants or other food from around the world, be sure to stay at the Marina Inn hotel near the Gaslamp Quarter. We are located in the middle of both Old Town and the Gaslamp Quarter, five minutes to either neighborhood. Come enjoy the history and culture of San Diego and reserve your stay with us today, you won’t regret it!