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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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  • This is the most commercial, tourist part of down town San Diego. Very atmospheric in the evening, as the name is aptly named , the whole street is lit with the historical what was gaslamps, but now e...  more »
  • The gaslamp quarter is a great bustling little area, with loads and loads of really good restaurants and plenty of shops, many of the bars have happy hours so a great place to enjoy your self  more »
  • We happened to be in the area on an evening when the Padres were playing. Needles to say, the area was hoping. There are lots of restaurants, bars and shops and it is a lot of fun to stop at many of t...  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.
  • Nice places to eat and hang out.
  • Love the atmosphere and variety in dining choices.
  • This is a must see area. Alot of restarants and pubs. Alot of vagrants and pan handling. But it is a fun place.