Category Archives: Old Town

The Oldest Sleep in San Diego

The Whaley House in Old Town touts its reputation as a haunted house, but when the restoration of the Cosmopolitan Hotel was completed last year, it seemed likely to be an even better place for conjuring ghostly glimpses of San … Continue reading

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Cosmopolitan Cocktails

We stopped in at the Cosmopolitan Hotel this past weekend and noted that the saloon is now open for business, with an intriguing assortment of allegedly historic cocktails.  You can get a Ricky (made with pressed lime juice, sugar water, … Continue reading

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The Best Free Tourist Attraction in San Diego?

  I had heard of the Mormon Battalion. I’m sure that at least once over the years I’ve read about it, only to forget everything I read a day later.  But that’s now changed forever. On Monday I finally visited the new … Continue reading

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Old Town Anew

Strolling around Fiesta de Reyes the other night, I found it easy to believe that it’s poised for rebirth. Back in the early 1970s, San Diego businesswoman Diane Powers created the Bazaar del Mundo here (in the northeast corner of Old Town State … Continue reading

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