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."