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Top Reasons to Go to Old Town and Uptown

Step back in time: Experience the early days of San Diego, from its beginnings as a remote military outpost and mission to the development of the first town plaza.

Architectural delights: Take an architectural journey through San Diego's history. Discover the pueblo- and clapboard-style structures of Old Town and the ornate Victorian gems in Heritage Park. Then head up the hill to view wonderfully preserved early-20th-century homes in Uptown.

Scare yourself silly: A nighttime visit to the Thomas Whaley House Museum, "the most haunted house in America," is sure to give you goose bumps.

Tortillas and margaritas: Enjoy the convivial atmosphere at one of the many Mexican eateries in Old Town.

Live like a local: Explore the vibrant shopping, dining, and nightlife of Uptown's unique neighborhoods.

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