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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  • Enjoy a wonderful Mexican lunch or dinner. Take an hour or two to walk around Old Town. The hop on hop off trolley stops here.  more »
  • Lovely for an evening stroll to soak up the atmosphere, shops, bars and restaurants. We had dinner in one and enjoyed the experience, starting with a beer or two and some traditional Mexican grub what...  more »
  • This is a must visit. The town square with all the old buildings and museums was great. Make sure that you see the small jail behind the courthouse.  more »
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