Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Old Town San Diego

Recently I revisited Old Town San Diego and it's always great to be there, especially if you're staying at the Holiday Inn Express-Old Town. Old Town San Diego is considered the "birthplace" of California. San Diego is the site of the first permanent Spanish settlement in California. It was here in 1769, that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the very first mission in a chain of 21 missions that were to be the cornerstone of California’s colonization.
As well as a great selection of golf courses within a 30 minute drive, Old Town boasts not only an historic and warm ambience but also 32 Restaurants, 106 Speciality Shops, 12 Art Galleries,
27 Historic Buildings & Sites, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, Heritage Park (Victorian Homes), Presidio Park, Sheriff's Museum, Old Town Trolley Tours, The Theatre in Old Town. Within close proximty are also some world renowned attractions including Balboa Park (5 mi)
Beaches (3.0 mi), Coronado Island (10 mi), Cruise Ships (5 mi), Gaslamp Quarter (4 mi),
Wild Animal Park (25 mi), San Diego Zoo (5 mi), Sea World (3 mi) and Tijuana, Mexico (18 mi)

I'm sure you'll love Old Town as I do and the folks at Holiday Inn Express-Old Town will make you feel right at home.

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