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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  • there is no charge to walk around this large area looking at all the history plaques scattered around and going through the period buildings. Many families with children were picnicking in the open... 
    there is no charge to walk around this large area looking at all the history plaques scattered around and going through the period buildings. Many families with children were picnicking in the open...  more »
  • Firstly, this is a recontruction of old buildings for tourists. It doesn't feel particularly real but it's well done, It's interesting for an hour or so. Maybe 6 or 8 of the buildings house old... 
    Firstly, this is a recontruction of old buildings for tourists. It doesn't feel particularly real but it's well done, It's interesting for an hour or so. Maybe 6 or 8 of the buildings house old...  more »
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  • A really interesting depiction of the life in the Old West, with many different options for crafts and dining. Parking was easily available and it was just a short detour from the highway. Plan on spending about 45 minutes just walking around and checking the different shops. Add about one hour to have a meal in one of the many restaurants (some of them a bit more expensive than what we could find elsewhere for the same type of food but not prohibitively so). A good place to stop by in a visit to San Diego.
  • Great place to spend the evening! Friday evenings are very happening with live music and lots of tourists crowd! Parking is very limited though! Tacos are great from street tacos place! There are tons of souvenirs you can pick up from the many stores here! Must place to visit!

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