Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · State Park
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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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  • Bringing the family and kids of all ages here is a very neat experience. There's so much to see and learn. We love being able to find gifts and new additions to our home decor. We love to look and shop the mineral and rocks selections and try out candle making in different designs. There's an endless amount of great spots for taking photos. There's so much history. We love that there's great places to stop at to eat and you can also picnic at some of the outdoor spots that have picnic tables.
  • I totally loved this historic place. I will visit it again! The history behind, the structure, the people, the music, and the food are amazing! It is pet friendly! I recommend visiting during the sunset so you can enjoy the scenery when walking around and the beautiful lights at night. Each small business has something interesting to offer to their customers. The Ghost/Hunted tours, do not miss them!

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