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Gaslamp Quarter

Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #60 of 235 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Shops
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: A 16-block national historic district that offers visitors a variety of restaurants and shops, as well as an eyeful of Victorian architecture.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nice to walk around this area night or day. Lots of really nice restaurants and bars. All lit up at night.

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The gaslamp quarter is so fun and lively! Definitely check it out- a ton of cool restaurants and bars all withing a 10 block walking distance. If you have picky eaters with you, go here since you can find something for everyone. They also have bars for any personality whether you're looking for something trendy or a more traditional pub.... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This street is wall to wall restaurants and bars. It was very lively and had a great vibe. I would absolutely go back if it were just my wife and I, but with kids it was hard to find a place to eat that allowed people under 21. We eventually found Beer Co. and it was great. Just a suggestion... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Went on a Saturday afternoon and ate at the old spaghetti factory. We partook in a mystery dinner theater and then walked the district. It was warm out. But still, neat shops and eateries.

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Annapolis, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you are staying IN San Diego, this area is okay. The restaurants are average and was really hard finding one with that wow factor. The bartenders are not mixologists by no means like they are in Seaport Village. It's worth it to go there once but if you are in SD, spend your time in Seaport Village where the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Gaslamp District is really a cool mix of bars and restaraunts. At night, there are several hot trendy clubs with line around the corner full of the young and attractive crowd. The crowds can get noisy and a bit loose late at night, so be forewarned. That said, there is something for nearly everyone. Tip. For jazz fans, check... More

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Lodi, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Some fantastic restuarants and night clubs. Recommend if you do stay in the Quarter to find a place that is either sound proof (good luck), high up, or just bring some good ear plugs. Partiers just about any night and they are loud and crude. Regrettably, transients and homeless on about every block. They are harmless but it is a... More

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Los Angeles, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Gaslamp Quarter was disappointing. On a Sunday afternoon in August, restaurant hostesses were passing out menus and inviting passersby to stop in. Few were accepting their invitations. Many of the shops were hawking cheap souvenirs. The brick sidewalks need to be scrubbed or sandblasted. Landscaping? Flowers? Even during a drought, there could be some effort. In short, the neighborhood... More

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Gas Lamp is a great central location for a San Diego holiday. The excellent trolley service can whizz you to Old Town or even down to the Mexican border (if you're brave). The trolley is $5 for an all day ticket - what a bargain! It is lively and vibrant from early in the morning to late at night and... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I admit there is nothing historic about this area, but it's San Diego people! Beautiful weather, walking distance to the beach/marina, tons of beautiful girls (if your'e into that sort of thing), endless good restaurants, and at night it's party central with something for everyone, whether you're young (clubs) or young at heart like me (80's tribute bands). I bring... More

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