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Address: Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-237-1492
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: A 16-block national historic district that offers visitors a variety of...
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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Fun every night of the week!

We went downtown on a Sunday night, not expecting too much from the nightlife, and we were glad to see busy and thriving street shops and restaurants. There is loads to eat down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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240 reviews 240 reviews
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A friend and I stayed at a hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter, because everyone we knew recommended the neighborhood. BARF! During the day, it was dead quiet and the smell of urine permeated the air. We didn't linger and walked to the waterfront quickly. At night, we decided to try a restaurant in the area, and the Quarter was now... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The lamps are nice to look at and there are a few things to actually do in the area but mostly it is a good place to get a bite to eat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went downtown on a Sunday night, not expecting too much from the nightlife, and we were glad to see busy and thriving street shops and restaurants. There is loads to eat down here so come hungry and stop by for a couple hours to sample the restaurant and dessert shop scene.

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

UGH BLAH YUCK! Stay away! We went there expecting to see history but all we were greeted with was ordinary street lamps, loud smelly bars and tons of homeless people walking the streets. I was not impressed!!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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369 reviews 369 reviews
89 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A mile or so of lots of interesting shops and a multitude of bars/restaurants offering almost every type of food you could think of from very cheap and reasonable to vastly overpriced eateries! Buildings are generally beautiful and a mixture of traditional and modern. I do feel, however, that the place is over-rated and the reality does not match the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Strolled through the streets, explored food outlets. Loved Ghiradeli's iceream store. Had Mediterranean food at a local restaurant. Great music, nightlife. Different cuisines available. Little bit expensive. Visited cheesecake factory.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went there around 4 pm and walked around and went into all kinds of different shops. There was even an art shop that the owner stood and explained the paintings he had on display. I loved the area and then we went to eat.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've been here two or three times when visiting SD. As others have said, there are a large number of restaurants that vary from the pricey to the not-bad. I like the juicy hamburger place and the Mexican places are pretty good, if not too expensive. The bike carriage things drive you nuts and speaking of driving, I can't imagine... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The buildings here are beautiful and the restaurants are good, but they are mostly pricey. The walk around these parts is a good way to kill time in the evening. Do check out Petco park and the convention center.

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Mira Loma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Expect to do a lot of walking. Many, many bars and restaurants to choose from! It was awesome not to see any horse carriages but bicycle one's instead! They illuminate them at night with neon lights! This is an area to visit with a group for sure, it is a fun and party place. This was a solo trip, so... More 

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