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Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

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Spanning more than 16 blocks of downtown San Diego, the city's historic center is called Gaslamp Quarter and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its Victorian-era buildings are now home to shops, sidewalk cafes, restaurants, bars, and more. Wander the streets and explore the many theaters, galleries, and museums that make the area a cultural hub. Be sure to keep an eye out for some of the replicas of the historical gas-powered lamps, the namesake of the district, which have been reinstalled at one intersection. Plan your visit to Gaslamp Quarter and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Diego trip app .
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  • I knew I wanted a "quick not so quick" trip for my birthday and decided to use my miles and heading to San Diego. I am a New Yorker so figuring out the train and bus system was a MUST. I took the bus ...  more »
  • The Gaslamp Quarter is a fantastic place to stay and tour. The Victorian architecture is amazing and the historic buildings are marked. In addition the Gaslamp Museum offers tours twice a week and the...  more »
  • Great location for San Diego Zoo and other attractions vibrant bars and restaurants. A great choice for everyone from Mexican yo Italian seafood and steak also sports bars  more »
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  • This place is great. The bar tender (Mel) is fun and makes a mean drink. Place place to hang out
  • Some great bars and restaurants. Found live music and dancing in one that rounded off a great evening.
  • The whole purpose of this district is for bar hopping... Which I don't do or like.
  • Awesome place to have a jamming night. Variety of options to dine , drink and rock.
  • Nice places to eat and hang out.

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