Guided tour

San Diego: Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: So Diego, Inc.
Guided tour

San Diego: Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Walking Tour

Activity provider: So Diego, Inc.
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Sample food from local restaurants on a walking tour of San Diego. Learn about the "Birthplace of California," and hear chilling ghost tales about America's most haunted house, the Whaley House.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Sample fantastic food from local restaurants in San Diego
  • Learn the history of the "Birthplace of California"
  • View the Whaley House, America's most haunted house
  • Taste food from Café Coyote, voted "Best Mexican Restaurant" every year since 2005
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Travel back to a world of colorful customs and ruthless pride, as you walk the streets of San Diego’s Old Town, a neighborhood known as the first town of California. The 2.5-hour walking tour explains how the area has been restored to represent what the neighborhood looked like during the 1820-1870s, and includes stops at local restaurants to savor the great cuisine and sample a few drinks. As you check out the original buildings, built with the only natural resources the land had to offer, you will learn how and why the natives thrived in their dry and warm environment. Hear about bull fights, horse races, pistol shooting matches, dances, and political events, all carried out in the town plaza during the Mexican period, and then later during the great American Gold Rush. Discover the difference between the two, and the marriage between the cultures. As one of the nation’s most haunted neighborhoods, the ghost stories of the tour will have you checking over your shoulder for lingering spirits. Visit the second oldest cemetery in San Diego, and learn the stories of some of the notorious people who still haunt the streets of the eerie neighborhood. Visit the Whaley House, considered the most haunted house in America and see why the past still haunts the present. 
  • Food tasting at 3 local restaurants
  • 1 Mexican treat for dessert
  • Some alcoholic beverage samples

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    Cafe Coyote Restaurant - 2461 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110

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    • It is recommended that guests be 21 or over, though it's not absolutely required
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    4.7 /5

    based on 29 reviews

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    Merritt was an excellent tour guide. Super friendly and informative. Tour included a lot of food, a few margaritas and a delish churro. We were stuffed! My only suggestion would be less waiting time for food. That was zero fault of Merritt as he had called ahead to let them know we were coming. Guessing just staffing shortages.

    March 25, 2023

    Cody, our guide, was very personable, informative and a pleasure to be with. Our tour was wonderful, including great food choices, tasty tequilas and insite into the history of Old Town that was both interesting and entertaining. I would highly recommend the tour and our guide.

    March 25, 2023

    I enjoyed this tour! Plenty of food (try not to eat before the tour!) and it was all good. The margaritas could have been a bit larger considering the price per person for this tour. Overall, it was a very good tour, and I liked that it ended on Old Town. I'm glad I went, but would not pay to take it again because some of the food was pretty ordinary, and the margaritas were too small. I do recommend it, however, especially if you are in San Diego for the first time.

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    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 19959