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Gaslamp Quarter

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Address: Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
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+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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Interesting central downtown area

We passed this old downtown quarter around 2 PM on our way to Balboa park, and it was empty, so decided to come back at night. Came back around 7 and it was packed with people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Gaslamp Quarter is the entertainment heart of the city. It spans 16 sq blocks from D-K Streets and 4th - 6th Streets. 5th Street being the busiest.The area is known for lots of different restaurants, breweries, bars, clubs,gift stores and shops. Also chain restaurants like TGI Fridays, HardRock, Spaghetti Factory etc are all in the Gaslamp Qtr. Also close... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaslamp Quarter is like New Orleans with all the ironwork. There are night clubs and restaurants everywhere. It's a great place for nightlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect sector for a walk a night. A lot of shopping opportunities and very good restaurants and bars for every taste. Yes, probably you will see a lot of homeless, but at no moment I felt any sort of danger. Don't let that limit your exploration of the area

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed this old downtown quarter around 2 PM on our way to Balboa park, and it was empty, so decided to come back at night. Came back around 7 and it was packed with people, very live and amusing to walk around. It's the historic downtown area and occupies mostly the 5th Av (but also 4th and 6th), down... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our Hilton Gaslamp hotel for the location to restaurants and clubs, so imagine our disappointment when we have 2 nights to spend in San Diego, and both nights (Thursday and Friday) we find it to be a Ghost town. On Thursday night, our floor to ceiling windows in the hotel overlooked Gaslamp and a huge block party. We... More 

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Stanwood, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Blocks and blocks of shops, bars and restaurants that come alive in the evening. Wonderful selection of restaurants of every flavor.

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St Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Lots of restaurants, bars and shops. We enjoyed exploring this area. There is a trolley stop for this area, which was convenient.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Diverse shopping and restaurants Street and fixes it to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner and shopping

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Visited once and will not return Some very nice restaurants and cool stuff to see but far to many homeless hanging around

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Robertsfors, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

A fairly long street between the convention center and Broadway (I think) that runs thru an ålder part of the city wich have been restored and filled with restaurants and shops! Sure it is quite expensive here but definetly worth a visit!

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