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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. To visit Old Town San Diego State Historic Park on your trip to San Diego, use our San Diego vacation builder.
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  • A lot shops to go with the historical building's. I thought it was more commercialized then it needed to be but it was still cool. The guides and reenacters were fun, friendly, and knowledgeable. A mu...  more »
  • This is a fun place to walk around, along with oodles of tourists speaking a variety of languages. There are lots of shops to wander through but nothing all that unique. There are a ton of Mexican res...  more »
  • Lots of historical info showing how the local area came into being. Flat terrain, easy several-square-block area. Fun shops to walk through, and nice park area in the center. The state park workers dr...  more »