Guided tour

San Diego: Old Town Tales, Tacos, and Tequila Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: San Diego Walks
Guided tour

San Diego: Old Town Tales, Tacos, and Tequila Walking Tour

Activity provider: San Diego Walks

From US$ 75 per person

You'll work up an appetite exploring San Diego's Old Town and discovering hidden historical gems. At the end, you'll enjoy a tequila beverage and tacos.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discover the tales and lore of San Diego’s most historic neighborhood
  • Explore Old Town’s original adobes, shops, and church
  • Sample handmade tortillas from authentic tortilla makers and try authentic street tacos
  • Choose from a vast selection of tequila varieties at an authentic tequileria that boasts a collection of thousands in its museum
  • Learn about the different people and cultures who settled in Old Town
Full description
As the birthplace of California, Old Town San Diego has seen its fair share of history. Today, it’s also widely regarded for its restaurants, margaritas, and souvenir shops. Start your exploration at the Adobe Chapel which served both as a home and church in the 19th century. Then, you'll be treated to handmade tortillas, a world-famous dish that dates back to before Columbus landed in North America. After that, continue the tour and see one of the oldest brick buildings in Southern California, best known for its haunting ghost stories. Marvel at the wonderful examples of Victorian architecture, including San Diego's first Synagogue. The nourishment from the tortillas will be handy as you stroll past to the original European settlement on the West Coast of the U.S. You'll see the oldest 18th-century structure in the area and learn about the history of indigenous people living on this land at the time of the arrival of European settlers. You'll visit a hundred-year-old Catholic church, followed by a stroll through a landmark cemetery with graves dating back to the 1850s. By now you might be thirsty, so take a brief walk to a local tequileria boasting a collection of thousands of bottles. Here you will learn about the many different types of tequilas and be treated to a tasting of one of the best tequilas in the world. (This sample is included as part of your tour price, but you may instead choose a margarita, beer or another beverage of your choice). You’ll bid adios here, but feel free to linger over another drink, or dig into some great Mexican food. Or, if you want to keep moving, you can continue shopping and exploring this great San Diego neighborhood.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 handmade tortilla from a local stand
  • 1 shot of tequila (or a margarita, beer, or soda of your choice) in a local tequileria
  • Chips and salsa
  • 3 gourmet street tacos
  • Personalized tips on the area's best bars and eateries
  • Additional food or drink
  • Personal shopping
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

3963 Conde St, San Diego, CA 92110. The meeting point is in front of the Adobe Chapel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hat

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable footwear for uneven sidewalks and walkways
  •  Water in a reusable container, sunscreen, and hats are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Jennifer was great. Very knowledgeable. Very much enjoyed the tour, the history, the information and especially the tequila and tacos. Thank you Jennifer!

March 28, 2023

Wonderful walking tour with Jennifer. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and listened to our needs. Jennifer.s enthusiasm for sharing details was obvious! Walking tours are the best as they, like Jennifer, take one to places that might be more obscure

March 4, 2023

Sehr abwechslungsreiche Tour durch Old Town San Diego. Guide Jennifer hat uns alle Highlights gezeigt und interessante Einblicke in die Geschichte der Stadt gegeben. Leckere Tacos und Tequila in einer ganz besonderen Location. Sehr empfehlenswert!!

November 4, 2022


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