Historical Sites in San Diego

San Diego is teeming with culture and history, perfect for history lovers and those curious enough to find out about the roots of their place. These venues are also perfect for students as it gives them the visuals and the feel of how the historical sites are described in their books.

Old Town San Diego is one of the most popular historic destination in the San Diego County.

Ask any local and the top of mind recommendation they will have is to visit the Old Town San Diego, which is described as the birthplace of California. San Diego Tourism Authority says Historical Buildings such as the Old Town State Historical Park, the Whaley House Museum, and the Juniperro Serra Museum are all attractions within the Old Town that can give anyone a feel of how was life like in San Diego back in the 1800s.

“Go Back in Time. Witness the living legacy of California’s birthplace in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Its many preserved historic buildings and museums commemorate the early days of the town of San Diego from the period 1820 to 1870, allowing you to visit California’s history firsthand.”

Read the San Diego Tourism Authority’s complete guide on Old Town San Diego in the continuation of the article here.

Another historical site worth exploring in the San Diego is the Mission San Luis Rey. This area is a National Historic Landmark that dates back to the late 1700s. It is also the largest historical site within the State of California. Apart from the church, the Mission also features a museum that has artifacts that come from Mexican, the Spanish, and the Native Americans, as well as from the United States Military. The Mission San Luis Rey also boasts of a well-manicured garden, an interesting traditional outdoor laundry area, and a cemetery.  

San Diego is indeed an interesting place as it houses attractions that are a huge part of history, and at the same time has areas that will surely pique the interest of anyone from any age group.