The gaslamp quarter isn't much to look at during the day, so make sure you visit at night. Its bars mostly so expect to be "enticed" into them as you walk past.
The Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego was listed as the historical part of San Diego. Being from Philadelphia, I expected to see plenty of history and things to do. Instead, it was mostly an upscale shopping district with a lot of high priced stores and restaurants. About the only history we saw was the William Heath Davis House, a small... More
My boyfriend and I went to San Diego as our first couple trip together. The very first night we went to the Gaslamp district because we heard it was a great hangout. It was an amazing place! the atmosphere is so ALIVE. The gaslamps that line the streets against the modern restaurants and clubs just give this place a kind... More
We booked our hotel in the area, thinking it would be great! We were looking forward to an old historic area with more than restaurants or small stores! Carefully looking, one can find pretty old stained glass windows, and other architectural details. But for a city the size of San Diego, very little, and very disappointing. Well, we came, we... More
this is the character filled area of San Diego. while the rest of the city is shiny and new the gaslamp quarter has the style and history. well worth a walk.
It was a few blocks from our hotel, and we walked over around lunch time. There were dozens of restaurants and bars, but they were all closed until dinner. The sidewalks were empty. Went into a half dozen shops, but they were all tourist oriented, with no locally produced goods. We had lunch at the Hard Rock, which always has... More
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