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Gaslamp Quarter

Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
619-237-1492
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Ranked #50 of 220 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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Indianapolis
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was a little disappointed with the Gaslamp Quarter. I was expecting a more historical feel. The area is really just a great place for restaurants and bars. This is the place to come to if you are hungry, but not a must see.

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Central Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I traveled to San Diego about a year ago on business. We stayed at the Hilton just across the bridge from the Gaslamp Quarter. There isn't a whole lot to do there during the day except shop and sight see, but It is a clean and safe feeling area to walk around. I visit a lot of downtown city areas... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the Gaslamp Quarter in search of a late afternoon lunch. We were somewhat disappointed to discover most of the restaurants open only for dinner or for tapas. We decided to make do with tapas, though it isn't exactly easy to make a meal of two tiny duck wings at a time. The area is interesting with a variety... More

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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Best part of San Diego is the Gaslamp quarter.....although it is a little touristy, there are many locals that hang out here......there are tons of great restaurants and various bars to try new drinks.....the parking situation is terrible (not much parking and the parking garages charge $20+) but parking is bad all over San Diego.......this is a fun area to... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved all the nicely restored historic buildings along 5th. My husband was fascinated to find a building where Wyatt Earp had an oyster bar in the 1800s. We had a great dinner and happy hour drinks at Henry's.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I used to live in SD for 18 years. I now live in Phoenix. Here are a few tips when you go to San Diego (Downtown, Gaslamp, etc.) First, stay at a Hotel off of Broadway (formerly "D" street). Take the trolley (which runs along "C" street) to either Gaslamp or Embarcadero stops. By doing so, you will save yourself... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
50 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is your typical major shopping street in any city but in San Diego it's more fun and full of things to do. There are hundreds of shops and places to eat including lot's of little bars and clubs. We visited on a Saturday night and the streets were packed with all kinds of people out having a good time.... More

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Katy, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I don't get what the big deal is with this place. It is just your average typical restaurant and shopping row that you get in any large city. We went there to find a good restaurant and left disappointed (wish I could rember the restaurant name). I suppose if you are in your 20's this would be a great place... More

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Los Angeles
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Plenty of action for food, stores and people viewing. Energy level is sky high especially on weekends. Take your time, hit some spots that locals appreciate. Chain stores are there too if you want the familiar but not my cup of tea. Make it part of your trip mad maybe catch a ball game too. Petco Park is right there... More

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Cranford, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Unfortunately I was only here for a little while. I would have liked to have walked around and visited the restaurant/bars in this area. The broken yolk was a great place to have breakfast and the supermarket there was convient since we wanted to bring some fresh fruit back to the hotel room. I would recommend this to anyone that... More

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