You'll have a great opportunity to witness what San Diego looked like in the 19th century by paying a visit to Old Town. Located just a few miles from The Dana on Mission Bay, this lively district beckons both tourists and locals. In addition to shopping, dining, and entertainment options, you'll discover historic sites and parks. A great way to get a feel for Old Town is to take a trolley tour.
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What attractions can I visit in Old Town San Diego?
You'll need a lot of time to see them all. Highlights include the Whaley House, which is considered to be America's top haunted house, and the Mormon Battalion where you can pan for gold and make bricks. You can also catch local artists and entertainers at the Old Town Market Place.
What are some of the historic sites?
Old Town State Park is home to many historic buildings, such as the Mason Street School, the first one-room schoolhouse in San Diego. In nearby Heritage Park, you'll have a chance to view several of the city's famous Victorian homes that have been beautifully restored.