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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  • A great place to stroll for soviners and have a bite to eat. Many small shops and places to eat. Also can see there people dressed in clothes from that time period.  more »
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  • This was an interesting place - splashes of traditional Mexico intertwined with modern day Christmas. Loved the shopping opportunities, the restaurants and street-side entertainment. Just a whimsical ...  more »

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