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Enjoy the night lights in Old Town of San Diego

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Enjoy the night lights in Old Town of San Diego

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Enjoy the night lights in Old Town of San Diego

The old town of San Diego is a great place to stroll around, great view, and why not to do when the night fall ?  This is a  great place to take pictures, there is a lot of  rich history about Old Town.

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

There are numerous cute shops like a candy store and soapmaker with storefronts dressed up to match the style of the park. In addition, the park houses Fiesta de Reyes which is a good place to find Mexican culture in one place including food, drinks and entertainment without having to cross the border.

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

You will find a boutique cigars with 2 atypical characters where you will travel through time. In 1868, Racine & Laramie became San Diego’s first cigar store.

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Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego is considered the “birthplace” of California. San Diego is the site of the first permanent Spanish settlement in California. It was here in 1769, that Father Junipero Serra came to establish the very first mission in a chain of 21 missions that were to be the cornerstone of California’s colonization.

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

Father Serra’s mission and Presidio were built on a hillside overlooking what is currently known as Old Town San Diego. At the base of the hill in 1820’s, a small Mexican community of adobe buildings was formed and by 1835 had attained the status of El Pueblo de San Diego. In 1846, a U.S. Navy Lieutenant and a Marine Lieutenant, raised the American flag in the Old Town San Diego Plaza.

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

Historic buildings include La Casa de Estudillo, La Casa de Bandini, La Casa de Altamirno Pedrorena and the Mason Street School, San Diego’s first one room schoolhouse. Just up the hill from Old Town San Diego Historic State Park, you’ll find Heritage Park where several of San Diego’s most notable Victorian homes have been relocated and authentically restored to their original splendor.

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

Just a short walk down San Diego Avenue is the Whaley House, an officially designated haunted house, the Little Adobe Chapel on Conde Street, the first Church in Old Town San Diego and El Campo Santo on San Diego Avenue, a 1850 Catholic Cemetery.

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

There is a cautioning about parking. Parking is free, but allow some extra time to find a spot if you are visiting during peak hours. There are several parking lots and parking is allowed on some side streets. Don’t give up. Just be persistent and you’ll eventually be rewarded. Don’t forget there is also access to Old Town by public transit.

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

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Old Town San Diego

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