If you are a history buff and planning a visit or a move to San Diego, you will need to get familiar with all of the historical sites in the city so you can begin planning your visit. From historic districts to historic houses to monuments and more, San Diego has it all.
There is plenty of history in any city, but San Diego is really a great city for lovers of all things historical. While there is only so much time in the day, there are so many historical sites in San Diego to check out. It might be worth a move to see all of these historical sites around San Diego:
The Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego is a National Historic District that covers 16 blocks of Downtown San Diego. You can check out the early Victorian architecture that the city is known for, or stop in at a gallery to view some art or a restaurant for a bite to eat.
In particular, you should stop at the William Heath Davis House to get a full history of the area. The building is actually the oldest standing building in Downtown and houses the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. You can get a great basis for some of the city’s history in this historic district.
Old Town San Diego
Old Town is a neighborhood in San Diego that was the city’s original Downtown before it was moved. Historic Old Town San Diego now gives visitors a history of the area and the Native American, Latin American, and pioneer cultures that form its roots.
There are many museums in Old Town to teach visitors about its history, as well as historic architecture, including original adobes. There is also a schoolhouse and blacksmith shop to give visitors an idea of what the area was like historically. If you are brave, you can also visit Whaley House in Old Town, which is considered one of the most haunted places in the country. You can also take a guided walking tour and enjoy historical reenactments throughout the week.
Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument is located in Point Loma and is named after Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo of Portugal who explored the San Diego Bay in the 1540s. The Cabrillo National Monument area includes a museum that highlights Cabrillo’s and other early explorers’ accomplishments.
The highlight of the monument area is the Point Loma Lighthouse, which is over 400 feet tall and gives visitors an amazing view of the Bay and city skyline. You can also take a walk down to the tidepools and enjoy the shore line.
If all of this rich city history sounds so amazing to you that you want to call San Diego home, you are very fortunate that there are many San Diego houses for rent. If you do decide to move to San DIego, you can really immerse yourself in the history of the place to satisfy your love of history and learning.