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Gaslamp Quarter

Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
619-237-1492
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As featured in 3 days in San Diego
Ranked #45 of 215 attractions in San Diego
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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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San Bernardino, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Eat at at Luckey Bastards saloon!!!! We showed up at 10:45 food was good, service excelent and fun atmosphere

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Evansville, IN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Shops, restaurants, bars, and people watching make up this busy and fun part of town. Check it out. There is something for everyone.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

An area full of life and buzzing with people. Lots of places to eat and trendy bars. We eat in a great Thai restaurant. There was a lot of bars selling special beers and ales. A great place for young people to party.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Gaslamp quarter, is pleasant enough and flat for easy walking. Plenty of shopping and cafes, but pricey. The most interesting places to visit are the restored Davies House - the oldest in downtown San Diego and the Chinese Historical Museum. Outside the Davies House, is a bronze model of Greyfriers Bobby as San Diego is twinned with Edinburgh. There was... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It was good to find a "real" city atmosphere in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. Something we sometimes miss when visiting the States ... That is mainly Southern California and Florida. The whole area is walkable with lots of busy bars & restaurants filled with well dressed people having a good time in nice surroundings. The atmosphere is definitely... More

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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

If you are in the area, swing by and check it out, but I wouldn't have made a special trip to see it. Tons of bars and restaurants if you are thirsty or hungry. Fun to see all the gas lamps at the bars and restaurants at night.

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Minneapolis, MN
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543 reviews 543 reviews
104 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is the best part of downtown, IMHO. Great hotels, shopping, and food! Tons of bars and plenty of different food so anyone can be happy!

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Ottawa, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
104 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Our family (2 adults, 2 teens) enjoyed our time there, even though we didn't go into any of the bars (obviously, with teenagers with us) and the only food we bought was at the Ghiradelli store (chocolate, ice cream, dessert heaven!) and warm drinks at Starbucks ... but it was a really fun place to walk around in the evening,... More

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Baltimore
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165 reviews 165 reviews
60 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were disappointed with this area. From all the hype, you'd think it would be terrific. I guess it would be if you're a 20-30-something type who likes to drink. Bars and pubs are everywhere…one even had a very raucous and extremely crude MC shouting a filthy obscenity to the audience, which, because it's open air, was clearly heard by... More

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Brandon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Drove thru the Gaslamp Quarter. Never seen so many people and activity on one single street. Plenty of places to eat and hang out. Did not stop, but would next time in SD.

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