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Gaslamp Quarter

Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
619-237-1492
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Ranked #56 of 231 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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303 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Would be nice to have some info about why it's historic and significant. The focus is really on the shopping and food, but there are also a lot of unoccupied buildings as well. I was a bit disappointed, but that's just a history lover's opinion.

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Dallas, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A little kitschy in some place, very touristy, but still a fun place to walk around an afternoon. Many bars, restaurants and the like for stopping off and having a drink or a bite while exploring. Modeled after an old city's quarter, there are cycle carts/rickshaws for taking a leisurely ride around. The evenings are quite busy and lively

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Many restaurants and shops in this area of San Diego. A fun place to take a stroll and take in the sights. Parking can be expensive in this area.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had a good wander around this area after a long walk along Embarcadero and Seaport Village, and had a lunch stop. Loads of choice for places to eat and drink.

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner in the Gaslamp Quarter, great choice of restaurant and bars. This area gets very, very busy at night. Parking is very difficult and valet is expensive. We ate at the Greystone Steakhouse, great dinner and service.

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Milwaukee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place has a amazing night life, so much to see and do. I like to people watch and this is the place to do it.

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Philadelphia, PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fun area, lots of restaurants to chose from. Also Ghiardelli has the best ice cream. When you walk in you get a free piece of chocolate. There are many stores to go shopping in also. Grat also for people watching.

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Laurel, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had so much fun exploring the Quarter and there we a lot of hidden little gems to eat, drink and have fun.

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Chandlers Ford, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Sorry, just don't get what's so amazing about this area. Lots of places to eat but that could be like any of a thousand other places. Nice for a stroll though.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Despite being relatively touristy, we found a lot of really good places to eat. This is primarily a younger crowd drinking area in the evenings but good for all ages and families during the day. It gets very crowded so be prepared for that.

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