After work today I ran areas around the place I work. On this run I decided to run Presidio Park, Heritage Park and Old Town.
Presidio Park is one of the older sites in San Diego and is where a historic fort was established on May 14, 1769 on the top of a hill. The original fort is no longer there, the Serra Museum stands on the site of its location. Although run up the hill and then up a flight of stairs is a tough run the view at the top is beautiful. From the top of the hill you can run down a path to Palm Canyon Park where you will find a number of structures and monuments; allot of weddings are held at this park because of its beauty and view.
From Palm Canyon Park back down the hill toward Old Town, running up Juan Street you pass the Mormon Battalion Historic Site. I’ve tour the museum and it has allot of interesting history; entrance is free.
Just past the Mormon Battalion Historic Site is Heritage Park where a number of San Diego’s Victorian Houses have been placed and restored. It’s nice to have allot of San Diego’s historic homes in one beautiful setting; along with the homes is the first Jewish synagogue.
I continued my run UP Juan Street about ½ mile to Sunset St., which has a really steep climb with a 10 or 11% grade that will really test the strength of your legs, I can only say that I ran all the way to the top and back because I just wanted to challenge myself.
After completing the run up and down Juan Street I turned on to Twiggs St. and ran into the Main Part of Old Town. There is so much history in this one spot I can’t even start to talk about them all. Click this link “Old Town San Diego Guide” if you want to know more. I zigzagged though the town taking pictures for your enjoyment and then got serious and went on running. Here are some pictures from my run, Enjoy!