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Gaslamp Quarter

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Address: Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-237-1492
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Night Away

Great place to walk around. We went in November and the weather was lovely. Nice bars and places to dine. We had a lovely Thai and the staff were excellent. A very relaxing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Honestly, its not as bad as Bourbon. But its the same idea- one spot for the tourists to gather and go to a bunch of chain restaurants that they could probably get to at home. My SO is a San Diego native. On my first visit to SD for work,. a colleague suggested I go to the Gaslamp for something... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to walk around. We went in November and the weather was lovely. Nice bars and places to dine. We had a lovely Thai and the staff were excellent. A very relaxing evening in a beautiful place.

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a pretty cool neighborhood to visit, specially at night full of bars, nightclubs, etc. During the day it not such a live place, but you still see people walking around and a lot of open restaurants.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many places go eat and lots of good people watching. Was nice to mooch around and have lunch and some drinks. There are a few shops to go to but to it was mostly bars and restaurants. I probably would not go with children in the evening but day visit with kids is fine. Lots of homeless down there so... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you enjoy walking around, this is a great place. so many cool places to pop in and either shop or eat or even both. the weather is always as great as you hear, so even walking at night is a joy.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked all around this area. Did some shopping and just sight seeing. Some stores were pricey but some were mid-range. Definitely go here if you want ot shop or bar-hop. Many bars/restaurants in this area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a beautiful night walking around the Gaslamp Quarter. The people were very nice and laid back. We enjoy the vibe of the area.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area has many Bars and Restaurants and would be good place to visit at night.Also there are many Historic Buildings.The area was home to Brothels and Gambling halls in the old days.Apparently many were owned by the Earp Brothers.Worth a visit

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are some interesting old buildings here. We went on a Sunday and there was not that much happening. This seems to have the highest density of bars and restaurants in the area. 4th and 5th streets have most of the historic buildings between Island and Broadway.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Cool area in the heart of downtown but the homeless situation is an issue. Every big city deals with this but there seemed to be more and they were more aggressive. Many approached us and many were yelling at people or rooting through the garbage cans.

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