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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. Before you head to San Diego, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly San Diego tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that San Diego has to offer, including Gaslamp Quarter.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Interesting place to walk to see the shops, bars and restaurants, a good mood, the problem is to Park, well hard to park.
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  • August 6, 2017
    And also a lot of people doing them. Make sure to allow a lot of time and wear good walking shoes! There are a number of restaurants and establishments to enjoy. Beautiful architecture.  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    We were in a hotel in the marina, gaslamp is my one about walking, we went at night, all movement is amazing there, people, shops, bars, cafes, restaurants. Very nice for all ages, many options for dinner or a drink. There are a few bikes that so give an journey very father.
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  • September 29, 2016
    This place is great. The bar tender (Mel) is fun and makes a mean drink. Place place to hang out
  • October 29, 2016
    Some great bars and restaurants. Found live music and dancing in one that rounded off a great evening.
  • March 8, 2017
    The whole purpose of this district is for bar hopping... Which I don't do or like.
  • October 11, 2016
    Awesome place to have a jamming night. Variety of options to dine , drink and rock.
  • October 17, 2016
    Nice places to eat and hang out.

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