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Downtown San Diego

San Diego, CA (Downtown)
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Ranked #78 of 236 activities in San Diego
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Glendale, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lots of shops and restaurants as well as fun architecture, but watch out for all the one-way streets and no turn signs. Also, bicyclists ride as if they're bullet-proof - very scary - and other drivers are quite aggressive, taking stop signs as suggestions, so watch out!

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

After being here for a week, we have come to the conclusion that bad service is endemic to San Diego. All restaurants seem to have the same attitude -- here's your food, eat it and don't expect anything more. Oh, and come find us when you want the check.

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New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stayed downtown San Diego last week. So many interesting sights, USS Midway at the Navy Pier, Seaport Village and the Gas Lamp district which held many restaurants. At the pier we were surprised the find a great sculpture of Bob Hope and serviceman with the song "Thanks for the Memory" piped in, very touching. Another impressive surprise was the statue... More

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Keller, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

During our recent visit to San Diego, got out and about and walked many time thru the Gaslamp and other areas of Downtown San Diego! This is a lot nicer than the last time I was there over 30 yrs ago...be ready for parking use the lots, and you may want to,use a pedal cab, have small bills $5 and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Walked through a lot of the Gas Lamp quarter. Too bad there were some folks that smelled of urine, but that's everywhere anyway.

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Helotes, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed in a great hotel (Solamar) and had great walking trips in the gaslamp quarter and then to the bus and trolley centers to explore further. BUT, there a so many homeless men, many of them apparently crazy talking to themselves and acting aggressive and you get the feeling they are used to doing exactly what they want to... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

It can get pretty though to get a cab right away at the airport, especially when it's busy. I used the LYFT app the past few times and had an excellent experience (found it to be easier on the wallet, too, which I can appreciate). They offer a $20 credit for your first ride too if you use the coupon... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I enjoyed downtown San Diego. The condo buildings and convention center are very attractive. There were some homeless people but they were not aggressive. My only complaint is that the Trolley (light rail train) crossing bells are SUPER LOUD--their volume needs to be turned down as it is bothersome. They only need to be heard about 10 feet maximum from... More

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Dallas, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

It was very clean and I saw a wide variety of places to eat. However, there seems to be a lot of construction around Harbor Blvd. Would help if there were directions on where the trolley stations are like in Dallas! Did not see a lot of law enforcement around!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The kids and I went downtown to the St. Patrick's Day one morning. I thought it would be fun to mix with the locals and see the parade. We parked on the street near the parade route (I think illegally but didn't get a ticket). The parade was great, and it was neat seeing the planes come in right above... More

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