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Gaslamp Quarter

Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
619-237-1492
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Ranked #52 of 225 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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Rochester, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We walked over to Gaslamp Quarter after the Padres game. It was very crowded with 20 somethings partying by that time. Not a place for families at night. We ate and grabbed a cab back to our hotel.

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is where Petco park is located at. Gaslamp has tons of restaurants and bars in this area. I have no idea how these restaurants survive as there are literally blocks of restaurants. Plenty of places to choose from and we were here on the last day of Comic Com and it was packed. There are also plenty of hotels... More

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Sicilia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The central quarter of San Diego is nice to be seen - once. We were expecting more historical buildings and more things to do, but this was not the case. Restaurants are nice and it is good to go during the evening for eating and enjoying the atmosphere, but that's it. Not a lot of shops and nothing else to... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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170 reviews 170 reviews
72 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is the place to go if you want to see how San Diego turns up. There are tons of restaurants, a mall, and tons of fun bars to attend. It's right next to convention center and Petco Park, thus easily making it an all day fun. The night is when this area comes alive.

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Madrid, Spain
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Ok to walk through, but less to do than we thought. After walking around for a while, we went to the USS Midway instead. Parking expensive.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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224 reviews 224 reviews
120 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is the place you go to eat and the place to drink. A fun place, I don't know, maybe I have just outgrown the drunken party nights. Walking through the Gaslamp at night, that's what you get. Just not that fun, except there is some nice shopping.

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Indianapolis
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
31 helpful votes 31 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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