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Gaslamp Quarter

417 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Taylor Monaco
    5 Jun 28, 2014

    Enjoy a night out on the town in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. Our favorite spots include Sear Sucker, Barley Mash, Vin de Syrah, and an adorable Irish pub, The Field.

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    Amy A
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    5 Jun 25, 2014

    Nightlife, food, downtown San Diego culture and an outdoor mall (Horton Plaza) combine to create...The Gaslamp Quarter. Oh, and it's an historical landmark, too. ;)

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  • Gaslamp QuarterPro 2014
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    5 Jun 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!

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    Veronica Raye
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    5 Jun 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.

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Debra M
    5 May 28, 2014

    Great, great, restaraunts and night life. This is the heart of San Diego and it is in walking distance and/or a short cab ride, depending on how much you like to walk, it's about 14 - 15 blocks.

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  • Gaslamp QuarterPro 2014
    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 May 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.

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    Athena and Bo
    5 May 02, 2014

    A little over a mile to the Gaslamp Quarter- 1.7 to the Heart of Gaslamp, quick drive or about a $6:00 cab trip

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Connie A
    5 Apr 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 trolley

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    Leland N
    5 Apr 13, 2014

    Downtown San Diego is as easy as getting on the train (Coaster) and taking a relaxing ride down the coast. (The ride is about 50 minutes and cost only $5.50 to get there per person)

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Lynn & Paul P
    3 Apr 04, 2014

    Excellent night life and restaurants just minutes from Valley Veiw Casino, and a quick drive from the Lake House

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Nathan Hearns
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    5 Apr 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.

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Stephanie S
    4 Apr 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.

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    Patricia H
    5 Mar 21, 2014

    You can hop on a train downtown Oceanside and go to the Gaslamp Quarter. Great restaurants and bars.

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Tyler L
    5 Apr 01, 2014

    This is the best hot spot for restaurants, clubs and night-life scene in San Diego. Friday and Saturday nights are the most crowded. Go Mon-Wed to beat the crowds. Walk 5th avenue - you will love the people watching!

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Julia
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    4 Apr 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 ;)

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Aron W
    5 Apr 01, 2014

    Looking for a night out on the town or a nice dinner, this is the spot to hit. There is even the famous Horton Plaza Mall located here if you are looking to do a little shopping.

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Angelica Calderón
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    4 Apr 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 something

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    Leticia F
    5 Jan 22, 2014

    SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN GAS LAMP IS AWESOME, FUN FOR EVERYONE OF ALL DIFFERENT AGES OVER 21. THIS DESTINATION CAN BE SEEN FROM THE PRIVATE BEACH AT THE CONDO. THE BEST!!!!!

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    kazu
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    4 Jan 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.

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  • Gaslamp Quarter
    R. Zeke & Terri Wheeler
    5 Apr 01, 2014

    Go have Dinner here! Plan on paying at least $20 to use a Pedi cab as the parking sucks! Lots of Restaurants and lots of tourists.

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4.5 out of 5
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Description

The hippest area in San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter is alive with activity almost every day (and night) of the week. From restaurants to bars to fashion to art to movies to playhouses and other fun activities, this really is the heart of fun in the city. Bordered by the water and downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp is home to some of the nicest hotels and swankiest hot spots San Diego has to offer, ... read more
including the Planet Hollywood concert venue and Nobu Sushi restaurant. Whether you're looking for a casual bite to eat or table service at the hottest club in town, be sure to stop by for a hot night out on the town. Nearby Horton Plaza houses major department stores and boutiques in its maze of bridges and walkways.

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