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Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Location: Vista (44 Miles / 50 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4PM (Closed on Christmas and New Year’s)

Cost: $3 ($2 for Kids and Seniors)

Features: 55 Acre Farm Serves as a Museum for Thousands of Antique Farm Artifacts; Recreates the Typical California Farm from the 1850s – 1950s; Dozens of Items Used in Hollywood Movies.

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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Location: Old Town (4 Miles North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 5PM (Some Attractions Close at 4PM)

Cost: Free

Features: Several National Register and California State Historic Landmarks within seven blocks; Great Collection of Historic Stage Coaches & Carriages; Interpretive Center Provides a Historic Timeline of the American Continent starting 20,000 Years Ago.

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Historic Mountain Town of Julian

Location: Julian (62 Miles / 1.25 Hours Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Historic Town in the San Diego Mountains with Hiking, Wine Tasting, Gold Mines, Stargazing, Shops, Famous Apple Pie, and Surrounded by Forests

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Wells Fargo Stagecoach Museum

Location: Old Town (4 Miles North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 5PM

Cost: Free

Features: One of Only 7 Wells Fargo History Museums in the Country; Includes One of the Few Remaining Original Butterfield Stage Coaches.

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Heritage Park Victorian Village

Location: Old Town (4 Miles North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 9AM – 5PM

Cost: Free

Features: Collection of Six Victorian-Style Homes and San Diego’s First Synagogue all in a Romantic Park Setting.

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San Diego County Sheriff’s Museum

Location: Old Town (4 Miles North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4PM (Closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Cost: Free

Features: Historic Relics from Early Lawmen dating back to 1850; Behind the Scenes Look at the Sheriff’s Department, including the Police Academy and SWAT

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Mormon Battalion Historic Museum

Location: Old Town (4 Miles North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 9AM – 9PM

Cost: Free

Features: One of the longest military marches in U.S. history is profiled in this new, state-of-the-art museum.

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Tour the Hotel Del Coronado

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Cost: Free for Self-Guided Tours; Fees for Other Activities

Features: Tour of Historic Hotel Built in 1888; Served World Leaders; Seen in Major Movies and on TV

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San Diego Railroad Museum and Train Rides

Location: Campo (51 Miles / 1.25 Hours East of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: 9AM – 5PM on Saturdays and Sundays

Cost: $5 ($2.50 for ages 6-12); Train Rides are Extra.

Features: 1916 Train Depot is home to Over 80 Train Cars and Locomotives, many dating back to the 19th Century, Hour-Long Train Rides; Setting for Numerous Movies and Commercials.

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Museum Honoring Buffalo Soldiers, US Cavalry, and The American Frontier

Location: Campo (51 Miles / 1.25 Hours East of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: 11AM – 5PM on Saturdays and Sundays

Cost: $2 (Free for Kids).

Features: History of Early Life in the American West Frontier, Buffalo Soldiers, and the U.S. Cavalry at Camp Lockett.

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Motor Transport Museum for Antique Trucks

Location: Campo (51 Miles / 1.25 Hours East of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: 9AM – 5PM on Saturdays

Cost: Free; Donations are Accepted

Features: Antique Truck Museum with 200+ Vehicles and Industrial Equipment

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Around San Diego

Unfortunately, the Cinderella Carriage Company closed down but hopefully somebody reading this will be inspired to start something similar as we receive a number of requests looking for an alternative.

San Diego has the perfect climate for enjoying the outdoors. You can celebrate the beauty of San Diego with a loved one by taking a horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown San Diego.

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