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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

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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Nice restaurants, cute shops, unique architecture

We very much enjoyed walking around the Gaslamp Quarter, popping in and out of shops and stopping to admire the achitecture. Thought the vibe of this part of the city was pretty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much to do here and within a short walk. The vibe at night is electric (sorry gas lamps). It's safe, fun, diverse, and not overly crazy. Better than Times Square imho.

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Noosa Heads
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It has character if you look past the numerous restaurants to the old architecture which has been retained in many cases but underneath you may find a restaurant that destroys the character of the building.If you want better restaurants look to Little Italy where you may not have the touts seeking your businbess.

Thank Oldjack
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed walking around the Gaslamp Quarter, popping in and out of shops and stopping to admire the achitecture. Thought the vibe of this part of the city was pretty cool---lots of nice restaurants to choose from and we ended up having a great meal. Definitely worth a visit. We were verbally accosted by several transient individuals which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected a Miami Beach vibe! I tried to put my finger on what I was experiencing. The closest I come to explaining is that this area hasn't found it's niche as yet. Lots of restaurant and bar options, but the vibe is as best "forced" or "wannabe" Hip. It is missing something. If you are going there to eat/drink... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tons of restaurants and bars in Gaslamp and I probably should have stayed longer to explore the area. There are a couple of cigar lounges on 5th Avenue but prices are very high. Probably a zoo before or after a Padres games but at least you have lots of choices. Nothing very affordable however.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the weekend in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter for a little baseball (SF Giants were in town!), brewery sampling and exploration. Great area with many things to see and do. The ball field is walking distance, the street car is easily accessible, and the area is full of restaurants, bars, shops to please everyone. It's only a ten minute drive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had not been in years to Gaslamp. This trip I was pleasantly surprised at the updating. Plenty of nice restaurants, interesting shops, and good people. Area was very clean. Good for a afternoon or cocktail "hour" visit. We had a great dinner at a restaurant there as well. Many choices!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Our hotel was right in the middle of Gaslamp Quarter which was great because you'll find just about everything here in these few streets - shopping, dining, trams and buses. You can just walk it down to anything. The nightlife is lively and the district changes into something totally different at night. BUT it is probably more for the young... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Plenty of bars and restaurants. I was there during happy hour $4 draft beers. Can't remember the bar name though. It's a great street to walk and you'll surely find somethings worth your time!

Thank Michael S
Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Had originally been booked to stay here and glad we didn't. Slightly soulless area full of restaurants ad not much else.

Thank Woodychester1

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