Old Town San Diego is considered the “birthplace” of California. San Diego is the site of the first permanent Spanish settlement in California. The Old Town area includes a main plaza, exhibits, museums, historic buildings and living history demonstrations, along with several excellent Mexican restaurants & fun shopping.
The Marine Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship, Star of India. The collection of ships and exhibits are available for daily public tours
Truly a fascinating ship the historic USS Midway is a must when visiting the San Diego/La Jolla area. Tours are available throughout the day, and a visit to the USS Midway is a good addition to a day trip downtown.
Point Loma Lighthouse The Old point Loma lighthouse is an intresting trip to get a perspective on San Diego’s past. Ranger-led talks, displays, and brochures are available to explain it’s interesting past.