12 has been fully renovated there is so much to see. Just up the street from San Diego Avenue is the Serra Museum and Presidio site, the Mormon Battalion Visitor Center, has state of the art Video tours which tells the story of the history of Old Town. You will enjoy the story as you move from room to room; across the street is Heritage Park, a 7.8 acre county park where seven Victorian homes were relocated to save them from demolition. They have all been recently ren- ovated meticulously on the exterior to their original colors and splendor. A fun and convenient place to shop is the Whaley Museum Shop and Information Center housed in an 1870s Mansard that is one of the last such buildings in San Diego. The Museum Shop offers, gifts, souvenirs, and books from early California to the mid twentieth century; the Covered Wagon is a great place for Indian jewelry and art; the Old Town Market Place has a courtyard with entertainment and is where you can catch the Old Town Trolley Tours. On the way to the shopping and eating stop in at the Churchill Lounge for the house specials, wine or beer or that occassional cigar. Recently opened is the Old Town Local, where you can shop, savor, lounge and listen. They have 10 shops and venues including Java Joes with live music. They are right down the street a short walk from the Red Trolley on Congress. Once you’ve enjoyed the flavors of Old Town you can venture out to indulge in a unique shopping experience. If it is jewelry you are looking for there is a great new estate jewelry shop on Juan Street across from Fiesta de Reyes. The owner takes a great amount of care to make sure you get unique, one of a kind quality jewelry at a great price. Enjoy your vacation in the heart of San Diego, take the time to explore that which can only be found in Old Town.