Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · State Park
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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  • Tons of little nooks and crannies to explore. There are a ton of shops and restaurants . Well worth the trip!!  more »
  • This is one of my favorite areas to visit in San Diego! There’s plenty of history, charm, culture and food to explore here. This is a perfect place for lunch or to catch a glimpse of what old San...  more »
  • Just love to stop by and have some fun. San Diego is a great place, but what makes it amazing is the old town atmosphere. A must see attraction if you have never visited. Come hungry and thirsty. Come with some comfy shoes so you can explore the shops (obviously please spend a few bucks and support the local shop owners), but most importantly stay for the evening fiesta. Have some drinks and dance. Its a good place to just let loose.
  • Good things 1. Beautiful small stores. 2. The market is worth taking a look for gift souvenirs. They also have interesting ghost miniature items on shelf. 3. Melodious live music in the day. 4. Hop on Hop off trolley ride starts here. Could be better 1. Items in stores are expensive.

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