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Gaslamp Quarter

Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #60 of 236 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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Saint Albans, Vermont
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114 reviews 114 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Gaslamp is an eclectic collection of shops and eateries in a historic section of San Diego - at least the part of it nearest the convention center and the baseball stadium is ... The tourist map extends the Quarter many blocks up -- and unfortunately, THAT's the angle we came at it from ... finding nothing but generic office buildings,... More

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Curitiba, PR
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Gaslamp Quarter is a remarkable place (and a tourist spot as well) in San Diego. There's a lot of restaurants around and is the place of the most night clubs are. By the day you can get nice food.. but for that you need to be prepared to spend a lot of money. Most of restaurantes we looked into are... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Going during the day versus in the evening is a very different experience. During the day you can do the shops you find and have an immense choice for restaurants. In the evening there is still the large choice in restaurants, but there is also a large bar scene, most of the stores were closed, but not all. I cannot... More

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Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There are some amazing restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp district and a great place to spend an evening with friends barhopping down the street and or just getting a great meal. They also have very large parties or pub crawls for St. Patricks Day and other large holidays and is great time to visit the city.

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181 reviews 181 reviews
29 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The gaslamps are really beautiful and provide a wonderful atmosphere to the downtown part of the city. The district itself is home to many bars, hangouts and restaurants...very close to the sports arena. We visited during a double header and it was not pleasant. The bicycle taxis also bring a certain charm to the area and allow you to get... More

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Fremont, California
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950 attraction reviews
915 helpful votes 915 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The historic gaslamp district is the "heart beat" of San Diego in the evening. Located in the downtown area, its our favorite place to go if one is interested in a night of drinking and dining. It is a historic area with interesting architecture. There are also boutique stores to explore. Its close by the baseball stadium and the waterfront.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great place to walk, and stroll through the stores. We enjoyed the proximity to everything. A must see if you go to San Diego

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

go ahead and walk about the city the area is known for people being out and there is plenty to do. No need to drive and walking is safe in the area

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The reviews were great so we tried the restaurant. This is an upper end steak house therefore expectations were high concerning food quality and service. The waiter was arrogant and not friendly. We were told that we would receive several visits from different staff. Everybody was attentive. There was a big rush to remove the bread and plates from the... More

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Sidney, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited a couple of times while in the area. Great shopping and dining choices. If you cannot find something to eat that you love in this area, you have serious issues. Great area to walk and explore.

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