Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego, California 92184

Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Formerly San Diego’s skid row, this core downtown historic area was reborn in the 1980s under a new name: the Gaslamp Quarter. Actually, gas lamps were never used for outdoor lighting in San Diego, though today you can find a few decorative ones. Rather, the district’s distinctive gas lamp–style electric streetlights inform you whether you’re in the Gaslamp Quarter or not.

This is the place to go in the daytime for scoping out dozens of historic buildings dating from the late 1800s through the early 1900s and (by night especially) for feeling the pulse of thousands of visitors milling about, drinking at watering holes, and dining in fine restaurants."

Gaslamp Quarter Reviews

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No trip to San Diego is complete without walking through the Gaslamp Quarter. This part of town is filled with beautiful, historically significant architecture consisting of everything from hotels to condominiums to restaurants, stores and more. The Padres’ stadium is even in this part of town – and there’s a park in the stadium that you can use for free when there’s not a game going on! I was lucky enough to stay in a hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter, so I spent quite a bit of time walking through the Gaslamp Quarter taking in the unique beauty of this charming side of San Diego. If you’re looking for a great local spot to stop and eat, grab a bite at Henry’s Pub Gaslamp (618 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA). They have unique and tasty nachos and a hamburger topped with chorizo. Yum! Sadly, I didn’t snap any photos of the beautiful buildings, but I did get some shots of this beautiful tile (picture below) between my hotel and the waterfront.

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Dec 2018