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Gaslamp Quarter

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Address: Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619-237-1492
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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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So many places to shop, eat and drink!

We visited the Gaslamp Quarter while in the San Diego area for a few days. We were amazed by the number of bars and restaurants to choose from. And there were so many fun little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kelli B
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There's plenty to eat, that's for sure! You'll find anything and everything down here, most mid-high prices. I would not advise taking children there after dark but I'm sure it's fine during the day. Parking is difficult to find and anywhere you pay is $15-$25. It's still a good time, but not cheap.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here on business and the homeless/mental issue situation is outta control. On my last day here I walked to rite aid and back, I counted 15 homeless people on the wall. The are is full of restaurants and things to do, but the situation here is completely unsafe. One morning on the way to get my car some... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Gaslamp Quarter while in the San Diego area for a few days. We were amazed by the number of bars and restaurants to choose from. And there were so many fun little boutiques to explore. The Gaslamp Quarter is worth checking out more than once.

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Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We failed to see the attraction of the Gaslamp Quarter. We walked all around but didn't see anything really exciting. There are many restaurants and bars and some interesting architecture. That's about it.

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Huntsville, AL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a bad place to spend a day or afternoon. Large amount of homeless people were there when we visited. There was zero police presence which I found odd.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to my visit to this historic area, but felt it didn't live up to its reputation, at least for me. Parking is a mission and over priced and of course restaurants capitalize on the areas high volume clientele. If you can look past the tourist trap element there are some great gems. The architecture is interesting... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tons of shops and places to eat, with lots of historical stuff sprinkled in. We didn't have a lot of time to spend here but it is worth a visit, or two!

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a week in San Diego for a family reunion and went to the Gaslamp District. Soo much fun! Lots to see and do in a safe environment .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the amount of restaurants in maybe 6 entire blocks, wow! I believe it's 2 or 3 streets packed with restaurants side by side all the way, with lots of people every where, but in a fun way, at least for me, since it was not crowded, just busy. I'm trying to find a place in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Business center in the center of San Diego, plenty of small stores, restaurants, cafe where business people and tourists and visitors to San Diego meet and spend some time together. Various cousins with huge selection of meals from mexican to western, contemporary a la carte meals. Worth to visit. Recommended.

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