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Gaslamp Quarter

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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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Lively area at night

We came here at night with our 2 teenagers. Yes there were some places we wouldn't go in with them but for the most we found the area to have a very lively atmosphere. We even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

First, parking is a big issue especially if you happen to be there at the same time as a baseball game (which we were). One lot was charging $24, but we used the garage called "Park it on Market" and paid about half that price. We walked around and saw all the restaurants and bars, but there was not much... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We came here at night with our 2 teenagers. Yes there were some places we wouldn't go in with them but for the most we found the area to have a very lively atmosphere. We even managed to sit outside in one of the restaurants and people watch. Was happy to see it.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Plenty of restaurant, bars, and shops. Parking and crowds a problem during or after a ballgame. 30 min parking meter max annoying.

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Tulsa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Not first time here, maybe third or fourth, but will not miss when in the area. Great music venues, outstanding food choices, nice crowd, and just wonderful place for an uplifting evening.

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New York City, New York
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167 reviews 167 reviews
68 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Gaslamp Quarter is a fun area surrounded by plenty of restaurants, bars and even a ballpark! Parking might be the biggest issue if you are driving.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lots of cool restaurants and shops. Spent an entire afternoon just strolling around, checking everything out.

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Los Angeles
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125 reviews 125 reviews
24 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown with the plan to hit up some restaurants in the Gaslamp district. The restaurants didn't disappoint choosing OperaCaffe and Dobson's Restaurant and Bar. We had delicious dinners at both. However, to get to both locations, we had to get past some creepy agitated homeless people talking out loud to themselves. Passed by... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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223 reviews 223 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Looks like a restaurant row place. Didn't eat here, but definitely lots of choices. Some very cool older buildings , glad to see they are being saved.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was sort of disappointed when visiting the Gas Lamp Quarter. My friend and I sat at an outside table at a restaurant for dinner and were repeatedly bothered by homeless beggers walking up and down the street. So note - despite the nice weather, try to sit inside. There seemed to be a nice variety of bars and restaurants... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A mass of open air and semi open air bars that goes on for about 5 blocks and few each side as well. Some are probably better than other but most of the bars we went into were pretty good

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