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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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  • There is so much to do here. The wagons remind me of street vendors in the old west. There are plenty of places to get something to eat.  more »
  • Have lots of fun walking through the old town, soaking the atmosphere, and looking through the interesting little shops.  more »
  • We've been to Old Town many times, yet there is always new things to see. This is a great place for the whole family. There is a variety of shops, restaurants and going through the Old Town is like go...  more »