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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 76%Local Culture
- 63%Business Travelers
- 63%Family Travelers
- 57%Luxury Travelers
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- Gaslamp QuarterMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Jun 18, 2014
This is the downtown and the main tourist district in the city! There are lots of great restaurants to choose from and wander around this historic area and get a feel for the city!Recommended for:
- Gaslamp QuarterAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Jun 10, 2014
The Gaslamp is a crown jewel of "Thing's To Do" in San Diego that don't involve the outdoors. Restaurants, the baseball stadium, hotels and hostels, shopping from art galleries to boutiques, salons and spas, bars, clubs, and other nightlife + more! Do some research and choose from one of the fantastic restaurants in the area.
Plan ahead or allow some time for parking. My go-to lot has been "Park it at Market" at 614 Market Street, or others along 8th Avenue. Central, close to the happening spots, and Petco Park.Recommended for:
- Gaslamp QuarterMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4May 09, 2014
The Gaslamp Quarter is a quaint, picturesque area southeast of San Diego's Little Italy. It got it's name from the ubiquitous Victorian Gaslamps that dot the area. If you're looking for good food, trendy bars, or just want to stroll around and people watch, look no further than the Gaslamp Quarter.Recommended for:
- Gaslamp QuarterApr 16, 2014
If you like nightlife the Gaslamp Quarter is the place to go. Many fine and fun restaurants and bars. You can take the trolley there from many of the stops along the way rather than driving.
Take in a game at Petco Park if baseball is of interest.
See Seaport Village,Convention Center and the USS Midway is close by all accessible by the trolleyRecommended for:
- Gaslamp QuarterMember ofFoodiesLuxury TravelersHistory Buffs+ 2Apr 02, 2014
Restaurants. Nightclubs. Lounges. Bars. Shops. The most iconic sign in Downtown is the entrance sign into the Gaslamp. This area encompasses about a mile of everything I mentioned above. Totally walk able. Plenty of parking options. Some historical spots as many buildings in the Gaslamp have great stories behind them.Recommended for:
- Gaslamp QuarterApr 01, 2014
I would describe The Gaslamp Quarter as "The Bourbon Street of Southern California. This is an area of great architectural charm, its streets lined with original nineteenth-century buildings and others moved in from other parts of the San Diego, all restored to their original exuberance. Restaurants, shops and clubs occupy former brothels and saloons. A random walk will give you a sense of the place and it's only a few blocks in each direction - enjoy the nice buildings, do a little shopping and have a wonderful meal.
At night lots of bars and pubs of all types- Hipster, trendy, classy!
The streets are paved beautifully and there are plenty of taxis and pedicabs to get you around at low price. You can also take a trolley ride.Recommended for:
- Gaslamp QuarterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Apr 01, 2014
The gaslamp quarter offers a lot of nightlife. You can find many bars, lounges and restaurants here. I can recommend Fred's Mexican Cafe, where you can get delicious mexican food. Also, if you like hookahs, there's a hookah bar nearby ;)Recommended for:
- Gaslamp QuarterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 8Apr 01, 2014
i think that is a good place for stay at sunset because it's when start the happy hour and the prices of the pubs are friendly a lot of people of diferent countries go there to eat o drink somethingRecommended for:
- Gaslamp QuarterMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 3Jan 20, 2014
We went there couple times, both at night. Although we were with two grade school age children, we felt pretty safe walking around the streets in the area.
There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, but many of them seem to fill up pretty quickly during weekends -- reservations recommended. Oh, and do leave some space in your stomach, as there are several sweet shops (chocolate, ice cream, etc.).
In general, if you're looking for a good Mexican restaurant or more touristy souvenir shops, I'd go to Old Town, but Gaslamp Quarter seems to have more variety and upscale restaurants.
Note: There is a web site hosted by the local association that lists all restaurants along with area maps, which was handy.Recommended for: