Old Town San Diego State Historical Park Nightlife

  • On the Veranda of Casa de Bandini
    On the Veranda of Casa de Bandini
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  • Oldest brick structure in San Diego
    Oldest brick structure in San Diego
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  • Ghosts abound in San Diego!
    Ghosts abound in San Diego!
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    Casa de Guadalajara: Order the Margarita

    by lmkluque Updated May 1, 2012

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    Margaritas of all sizes!

    Margaritas are delicious here and they come in so many sizes!

    Old Town isn't a place for late night parties, most restaurants and bars close by 10 p.m. Casa Guadalajara does close early, but is such a lively place I suggest you try it for an evening. The food is good, full service bar making great cocktails and after the dinner hour Mariachis play old favorite Mexican songs for a fee by your request. This is a tradition of Old Mexico.

    Patio dining also available, but no smoking, even outside.

    Dress Code: Stylishly casual.

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    Cosmopolatain Hotel: Only at the Restaurants!

    by lmkluque Updated May 1, 2012

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    On the Veranda of Casa de Bandini

    There is nothing much in the way of nightlife in Old Town San Diego State Historical Park as the only places that remain open past 5:00 p.m. are it's restaurants.

    Casa de Bandini serves great cocktails and for an intimate evening of converstaion with a friend or loved one, the portico would be an ideal place to stop. On one side of the entrance steps, there are tall chairs where you can "Belly-up" to a counter overlooking the park or choose the other side of the steps and sit on very comfortable Mexican barrel chairs with leather covered tables.

    Update:

    This is now known as the Cosmopolatain Hotel. I don't know if there is seating along this portico, but there is outside seating in the Orchard patio.

    Dress Code: Casa de Bandin--now Cosmopolatain Hotel--is pretty tolerant and a dress code is not inforced. Too many tourist arrive in abreviated clothing because of the warm summers so it's safe to say, "Almost anything goes." Still, you may want to dress up a bit as the locals do while dining here as it is not a fast food type restaurant.

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    Ghosts & Grave Stones Tour: More Hauntings!

    by lmkluque Updated May 1, 2012

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    Ghosts abound in San Diego!

    I didn't "see" a ghost, but honestly felt a presence. Could it just be my imagination? The Whaley house, might be considered Americas Most Haunted House, it is not the only haunted structure around Old Town or even San Diego. Robinson-Rose House, El Campo Santo Cemetery, Casa de Bandini, El Fandango, Casa de Estudillo, even the Star of India, are all supposed to be haunted, and there are more.

    If these are not enough, take a Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours with Gothere.com.

    Thursday - Monday, at 7pm & 8:45pm

    Reservations are required.

    Or Old Town Trolley--Ghosts and Gravestone--Tours



    Dress Code: Good walking shoes and a jacket are recommended. Children under the age of eight are not permitted on these tousr.

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    WHALEY HOUSE--HAUNTED: WHALEY HOUSE 1856

    by lmkluque Updated May 1, 2012

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    Oldest brick structure in San Diego

    The Whaley House is one of several throughout Old Town San Diego State Historical Park that is believed to be haunted. There is an admission charge to tour the house and many people do in hopes of seeing one of the ghosts.

    The house belonged to Thomas Whaley who supplied bricks used in construction in San Diego. In 1869 the North room, originally the granary, became the County Courthouse.

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