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Gaslamp Quarter

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“horton plaza”(22 reviews)
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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Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-237-1492
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of good places to eat. Try La Puerta for great tacos! We stayed in the Gas Lamp Hotel. It was nice, had a roof top open air terrace. Nice view and was convenient to everything. It's easy to walk to the waterfront and most...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed here with our kids and enjoyed wandering up and down the street while deciding where to eat. It was all very safe and active - would be great nightlife too for those without the children.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 447harrietw
Reviewed 1 week ago

San Diego has done a commendable job of preserving and nurturing this large area of historical buildings. It covers many, many blocks and new construction has been blended in pretty discretely. The number of historical buildings is far greater than what other cities have in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit in San Diego. Good shops, food, stores, ambiance. Take pics. Wander around a lot. The Spagetti Factory is a must hit. Best to visit in the summer months.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Denis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard that this was the place to go at night in San Diego, we went out for a stroll down 5th Avenue. There were certainly plenty of eateries, watering holes and t-shirt shops but not much more of anything to speak of. We found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bfindysz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basically runs along 5th Avenue from Broadway down to the Convention area. Lots of restaurants, hotels, and other shops are situated here. So it's a fun place to party, carouse, and people watch. Neighborhood can get very busy during festivals and big conventions. Some venues...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to an "artisan market" on a Sunday afternoon, and enjoyed that. There's lots of restaurants and shops in the area, and it's a nice place in which to walk around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although cafes and bars dominate the Gaslamp area, you can still find history and culture throughout this area. At the edge of the what was the red light district is the San Diego Chinese History Museum with 3 separate buildings with various exhibits and classes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the day after Christmas, which was on a Wednesday. The streets were covered with bicycles and scooters for rent, and restaurants they had a punch out for outdoor dining. Walking down the streets with somewhat chaotic. While we were dining Outdoors, we were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 879beths
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to eat, this is the area for you. Lots of choices. Looks like a great entertainment area. Lots of shopping surrounding the area also.

Date of experience: December 2018
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June 26, 2018|
Response from Caroline L | Reviewed this property |
They may have been referring to The Shout! House.
November 12, 2016|
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Response from Selemik | Reviewed this property |
That would be "No bare feet and sandals shop", quite popular retail, good service and well made products. Address is 363 5th avenue, Ste 106. Phone 619-757-2335. Good luck!
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Jersey City, New Jersey
5 days in San Diego 9/5 to 9/9 (11 Replies)
Hi San Diego Experts! My husband and I will have 5 full days to explore San Diego and perhaps take a day trip. We rented an apt in the Gaslamp District so will be walking distance to certain things plus transportation and will also have a rental car (free parking is the best!). We are NYers so used to walking. The main reason for the trip is catching a game at and tour of Petco Park and I know that is walking distance. And of course we will explore the Gaslamp Quarter. We definitely...More
July 20, 2017|
Response fromRiff M|
Hi, Lets take your day trips first. Where you go will depend on what you wish to see/do. Temecula is for wine tasting. We like going there for an overnight so we don't just drive up, taste, and drive home again. There are also tours you can take so you don't have to drive. For Tijuana I think you'd get more enjoyment out of a tour that either does some interesting things there or that goes farther south to wine country there and Ensenada. There are tours that do those things too. San...More
Huntington Beach, California
Gaslamp District (4 Replies)
I am looking to stay dt Friday Aug 9th. Trying to stay under $150 which I know is tough for this time of year. Hotwire is usually good for these kind of request and has a hotel, 4 star in Gaslamp Quarter South/ Convention Center for $127 only. How large of an area is this? Will we still be able to walk to restaurant, bars? We are in our mid 20s, celebrating our honeymoon and would like to explore the nightlife.
July 12, 2012|
Response fromPiratesSayARRR|
Yes you could definitely be able to walk to restaurants from that area.
Vancouver, Canada
hotel for february 2010 (4 Replies)
I'll be travelling with my sister the week of Feb 14 - Feb 19, 2010. We are looking for a clean, centrally located hotel. We won't be renting a car and plan on seeing Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, SD Zoo, Old Town and possible Legoland (depending on public transportation). We'd like to keep it around $150 usd, but could go up to $200 if necessary. We would also prefer 2 beds and a non-smoking property. thanks!
October 30, 2009|
Response fromelizzie4000|
Without a car you should concentrate your search to Downtown / Gaslamp / Bay Front / Little Italy for the access to public transportation. You should be able to find something in your price range easily (unless there's a big convention) but we have so many hotels now. If you do a search on TA message boards and on TA hotel reviews you'll be able to narrow your search and come back and ask questions. Oh, Legoland isn't so easy and time comsuming and, well, it's geared to small children....More