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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  • October 4, 2017
    Is this better first thing in the morning because it is then filled with people and there is no way a decent photo. There are houses with exhibition of utensils and photos that tell you the story of which was its owner. This nice old Gérardmer (as those who appear in films of the West) there is a small collection of cars carried by horses and a small museum with a few errands. Also you can see a few blacksmiths to work. This pretty well to walk around and see some old-style homes but ultimately are all shops for people to buy souvenirs. Also is there any restaurant you can taste authentic Mexican food.
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  • October 2, 2017
    I couldn't believe all there was to see and do at Old Town. Get there early to get parking, which was free. Tons of shopping, history, and food!! We really enjoyed this stop on our San Diego vacation!...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Very touristy conceived. Especially souvenir shops and restaurants. The authentic this is unfortunately lost.
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