We walked through the area known as the gas lamp quarter on our way to eat at Hodad's and see a padres game at Petco Park. This place was happening for sure. We were surprised to see so many places to eat, bars and interesting places in general. You definitely get the vibe of it being a younger crowd, which was nice. The whole area felt totally safe, even at night. Wish we had more time to explore than we did. Cool place.