San Diego: Places to Explore

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Old Town and Uptown

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San Diego's Spanish and Mexican roots are most evident in Old Town and the surrounding hillside of Presidio Park. Visitors can experience settlement life in San Diego from Spanish and Mexican rule to the early days of U.S. statehood. Nearby Uptown is comprised of several smaller neighborhoods near downtown and around Balboa Park: the vibrant neighborhoods of Hillcrest, University Heights, and Mission Hills showcase their unique blend of historical charm and modern urban community.

Old Town and Uptown at a Glance

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Fodor's Southern California 2014

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