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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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  • This is the French Quarter of San Diego. This is where you find a high concentration of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and all sorts of fun stuff to do. So many choices, if you can't find something yo...  more »
  • Gaslamp Quarter is a historic district in Downtown San Diego, centered on Fifth Avenue. The district contains nearly a hundred historic buildings that house restaurants, bars, stores, and nightclubs. ...  more »
  • The Gaslamp Quarter was not far from our hotel. It was a fun walk got my steps in. Variety of restaurants, bars and shops.  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.
  • This is a must see area. Alot of restarants and pubs. Alot of vagrants and pan handling. But it is a fun place.

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