San Diego is wasting no time preparing for the Christmas season with festivals and events all over the city, including seasonal activities at the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The quiet, peaceful atmosphere of the park privides the perfect backdrop for its holiday events on December 10 through the rest of the month. The park provides exciting wagon rides, holiday tours and special entertainment for their guests. There are all kinds of specialty shops for the avid shopper, including fresh coffee, exquisite pottery, gems and minerals. Best of all, the proceeds of the craft purchases go toward the Boosters of Old Town, which finances many of the park’s educational programs. You can reserve your spot in one of the city’s comfortable hotels for a holiday vacation.
If you still have some shopping urges, the San Diego area has many opportunities for great deals and browsing, such as a tour at the Lake Elsinore Outlets. Here, you can decide on the products you need most, and the outlet stores have all types of specialty items, from sunglasses and clothes to shoe apparel and dining opportunities. Grab a Christmas gift for the kids at great stores like Children’s Place and Toys “R” Us. As you’re shopping, you may notice some of the entertainment and performances at the core of the center, which is always a treat for the family.
In addition to the shopping experiences, you’re welcome to take a more thorough look at the Old Town area with a narrated tour that passes through each part of it. Climb aboard and listen to the legendary conductor while viewing highlights such as the Star of India, Gaslamp Quarter and Horton Plaza. Old Town San Diego has been nicknamed the “Jamestown of the Pacific,” and its coastline location has all the dining and educational opportunities to keep visitors coming back time after time. Your trolley will make a complete loop around Old Town, so you can stop at any location as long as you like.