INFINITE ADVENTURE was a limited run series at INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS intended to try out books or related items that somehow tie in to the world of travel and personal adventure. Features would generally consist of site administrator Shannon Muir documenting how she attempted to use an item as part of her own travel or other adventures. As you may be planning holiday vacations, relive Shannon Muir and her husband’s report of their first visit to Old Town San Diego from August 15, 2016, with the help of a travel guide.
My husband and I have gone to Comic-Con International: San Diego for 20 years now. For the last couple years, we’ve stayed in Old Town, but hadn’t previously had the chance to explore it. To get a sense of what was there, we decided to try out a travel guide to see what it might tell us. Moon San Diego sounded promising as it claimed to be written by a local, so we thought it might provide added insights than a better known guide.
From what it told us, the shops all seemed to close at 6 p.m. and there was absolutely no indication of any restaurants. Since we didn’t check into the hotel until 5 p.m., we raced across the street to see what we could see before everything closed… or so we thought!
It pleased us to find out not only was Old Town San Diego open longer than we thought (until 9 p.m.), there were several restaurants open until 11pm. None of these insights were provided by our travel guidebook!
So the two of us had a wonderful time just discovering Old Town San Diego on our own.
We then went inside the Plaza de Oro, which is where most of the shops were, along with a performance stage. At the center is the restaurant Casa de Reyes, where we enjoyed combination meals to sample a wide variety their offerings. I had a beef tamale, cheese enchilada, and my favorite Mexican food… the chile relleno! Not to mention the great guacamole they brought to our table when we ordered it extra. As our meal got underway, musicians got on stage and performed as well.
A great evening to prep for Comic-Con, and we’re so glad we took the time. It just would have been nice to have the travel guide be more helpful. It’s probably great if you planned to spend all day there or earlier in the day.