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Gaslamp Quarter

Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
619-237-1492
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Ranked #63 of 245 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Shops, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We took a long stroll through the Gaslamp Quarter at night and were amazed at the sights and action. Something happening on everything corner, plenty of shopping and even more places to eat! In fact there's just about anything you could want to eat available. Definitely take a wander through here if you're in town.

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Ada, MI
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This area is adjacent to the large convention center, and it appears the businesses have adjusted to LARGE peak flows of people at conferences with empty stomachs. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to pick from, but I was really disappointed with EVERYTHING else in the Gaslamp Quarter. If you are in the San Diego area, don't make a... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Nice atmosphere good service great food reasonably priced. Sitting on patio, sangria, delicious meal, great company, people watching! Fun!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

The Gaslamp quarter covers several blocks but everything revolves around 5th really. Some historic buildings and hotels which are lovely to look at. Our favourite bar was The Edge which is an Irish pub which has good food and drink. Don't go to the quarter if you want a quiet time.

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Mesa, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

We had been here a couple of times for Halloween and loved it. We went on a Fri eve. The restaurants were crowded and extremely noisey. We wish we'd have stayed with our favorite restaurant that we discovered Chez Loma on Coronado.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Happening place in Downtown San Diego! Ever since Petco Park was opened Gaslamp has boomed and the bar scene here is unparalleled in any other part of San Diego. Good place for drinks and a late night out!

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Elsdorf, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We spent the evening here at our stay in San Diego. We got drunk actually really quick and cheap. Ha ha. However, there are cute little nice bars with pretty nice prices and friendly staff. Might get some live music

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Walking around people watching, or checking out one of the many sidewalk restaurants, this is a great area. There are people of all ages walking the area. The parking is very expensive, however, so take a taxi or park in valet parking where available.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I simply do not like the kind of tourists that fill bars and restaurants at night. It is very difficult to find a place where locals go and eat their local specialties ...

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

You cannot go to San Diego and not visit the Gaslamp Quarter. By day it's the most interesting shopping and eating experience. By night it's the best party and people watching you can ever imagine. It's fun and relaxing; riveting and exciting - all in one.

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