Sample food from 4 different 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.
What to Expect
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 four 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 4 restaurants (for most people this is enough for a full meal, though it is suggested that you eat a light snack before the tour if you're absolutely ravenous as the food samples are spread throughout the evening)
- Some alcoholic beverage samples are also included (samples usually include beer, margarita, and sangria, but are subject to change without notice)
What's Not Included
- Gratuity for your hard-working, friendly guide!
Know Before You Go
• It is recommended that guests be 21 or over, though it's not absolutely required