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Gaslamp Quarter

Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
619-237-1492
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Ranked #59 of 237 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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New Braunfels, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a groovy place to visit- must grab some chocolate at Ghirardelli- and there are plenty of neat little art gallery/shops... Just not the best spot San Diego has to offer. There's waaaaaay more to do and see in Old Town and at the Seaport Village areas.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The best thing about the gaslamp quarter is that everything's in one place. You want to eat? Take your pick from a variety of restaurants all touting for your business. You want to drink? The streets are lined with bars. You really don't have to stray far to get full or to get drunk. Other than that, it's a reasonably... More

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Dallas
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357 reviews 357 reviews
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

So many restaurants ... so little time. Not sure if they were all good but we enjoyed the gelato at Chocolate - it was beautifully displayed and yummy! Great for dinner before a game at Petco Park.

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Mariposa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Wall to wall $$$$ restaurants and shops- crowded sidewalks flanked by weak blurbed gas lamps. After traveling to New Orleans French quarter this "district" was washed out and tired.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to just walk around, Many restaurants and fun things to see and do. Very easy to get around and close to almost everything. I wouldn't stray very far away from the main streets though--San Diego appears to have a homeless issue

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very comfortable area to walk around in downtown San Diego, day or night. Felt very safe and couples, families, young and old were all happily strolling around enjoying the experience. There are quite a number of homeless folk scattered around but there is no threatening behaviours ... seems the benign California weather makes even sleeping on the streets an acceptable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Nice to walk around this area night or day. Lots of really nice restaurants and bars. All lit up at night.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The gaslamp quarter is so fun and lively! Definitely check it out- a ton of cool restaurants and bars all withing a 10 block walking distance. If you have picky eaters with you, go here since you can find something for everyone. They also have bars for any personality whether you're looking for something trendy or a more traditional pub.... More

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Ottawa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This street is wall to wall restaurants and bars. It was very lively and had a great vibe. I would absolutely go back if it were just my wife and I, but with kids it was hard to find a place to eat that allowed people under 21. We eventually found Beer Co. and it was great. Just a suggestion... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went on a Saturday afternoon and ate at the old spaghetti factory. We partook in a mystery dinner theater and then walked the district. It was warm out. But still, neat shops and eateries.

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