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Gaslamp Quarter

Address: Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-237-1492
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: A 16-block national historic district that offers visitors a variety...
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner 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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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went down here with my 20 yr old Navy Son and there are tons of dining and shopping options. Every kind of restraunt and bars to hang out in. Very crowded on the weekends but that's why people go. It's a good time had by all.

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Becker, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

There is little doubt this is one of the most diverse places I have visited in terms of the authentic type establishments it offers. From real Irish pubs to Hawaiian and Mexican establishments ere is definitely something for everyone. We found the shopping to be a little touristy and not as many shops as bars. This didn't bother me but... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have enjoyed going to the gas lamp district, there are so many restaurants and bars to visit. The food and drinks are reasonable and good. Value and quality are combined perfectly. Nice and romantic and cool for business trips and socializing with colleagues. Very diversified and easy to get around, very convenient

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stayed a few mins walk away from the Gas Lamp Quarter. It came alive in the evenings! Good fun, varied bars and diverse restaurants. Worth visiting if you are staying in San Diego.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our two days here. We had a great time exploring the town during the day and enjoying the restaurants and clubs in the evenings.definitely something to enjoy when in San Diego.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Awesome place to spend an evening if you are in San Diego! Lots of places for fine dining, causal bars, Hukkah places and even real night life Pub! Worth visit only in the evening. Parking available just at he entrance of the streets. Like a funky downtown of San Diego to spend quality time with friends and family :)

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Pacific Grove, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were disappointed with our daytime visit to the Gaslamp Quarter. Maybe it's a great place to bar-hop, but with the exception of the marvelous Victorian building that bills itself as Wyatt Earp's saloon, there's just not much to see. Kind of tawdry in the daytime and not worth the trouble to get there.

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Four of us had a few hours before our flight so we decided to hit the Gaslamp Quarter. We are so glad that we did. We stopped at a couple bars, grab a quick bite at a restaurant and then had dessert at another place. Walking the streets was fun to people watch and see the vendors. I could definitely... More 

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I guess we thought this area would be a little more historic with lots of nice shops. And, there are some very nice buildings to admire. But, for the most part it was bars, restaurants (often several together side-by-side), and tacky tourist shops. Nice shops are spotty. We were a bit disappointed. I think the 20-somethings likely would enjoy this... More 

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New York City, New York
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It's wonderful to see that San Diego has continued to invest in the Gaslamp Quarter. But if you really want to get a good feel for this area of town [and I strongly recommend that you do] you must see it both during the day AND at nighttime. During the day the Gaslamp Quarter is the perfect spot to stroll... More 

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