Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego

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Experience the city's early history at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, home to a collection of 19th-century buildings and museums. Visit reconstructed period buildings that would have figured into daily life, such as the courthouse and stables and those for the tobacconist and blacksmiths. The city's first public schoolhouse has been remarkably preserved. Be sure to stop at Casa de Estudillo. This famous adobe structure was constructed in 1827 and was considered one of the finest houses in Mexican California. Pop into some of park's stores to browse fine crafts, jewelry, and artworks. If you're hungry, you'll find plenty of options for Mexican or old-fashioned American fare. Make Old Town San Diego State Historic Park a centerpiece of your San Diego vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our San Diego online sightseeing planner .
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  • Old Town San Diego is a quaint little sightseeing place to enjoy without a lot of the over abundance of larger venues. It has shops, restaurants, history, and a church offering Catholic service. The f...  more »
  • It's an awesome experience with a different vibe from the rest of the area. Lots of shops and Mexican restaurants. You can spend all day wondering around.  more »
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  • Absolutely wonderful time. Plenty of free museums to visit and lots of shops to browse. There's also a very famous restaurant that has music playing in the courtyard. There's a nice parking lot if you have your car and there is also trolley service that picks you up and drops you off you throughout the course of the day. They also have ghost tours at night unfortunately I was not able to buy a ticket. Lots of people in costume. An overall great experience by yourself or with family or friends.
  • Get a feel for what San Diego felt like 100 years ago. Awesome walkable area full of history of both early American Pioneers and Mexican culture. Witness tortillas being hand made, find energy healing stones, browse arts and crafts, wander the historic buildings, plenty of gift shops and South of the border dining options.

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