Looking for a place in San Diego to go shopping, have a nice meal, listen to good music and stay for the night? Look no further than the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego's 16-and-a-half block historical neighborhood. Founded in 1867 as a city center close to the beautiful San Diego Bay, the Gaslamp Quarter has stood in downtown San Diego for nearly 150 years, extending from Broadway to Harbor Drive and from 4th to 6th avenues. Originally known as the Stingaree District or S.O.B. (South of Broadway), famous historic icons from Wyatt Earp to Ida Bailey have walked its streets. The Gaslamp Quarter is still a bustling center of commerce and has become the area's top spot for shopping, dining, and entertainment, boasting over 150 restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and lounges, along with countless boutiques, art galleries, and shops. The district also boasts 94 historic buildings, many of which were constructed in the 19th-century and are still in use today. Although the Gaslamp Quarter is generally rocking any day of the week, a series of special events occur throughout the year. Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter brings a little New Orleans flair to Southern California. The Taste of Gaslamp celebrates San Diego's local cuisine. Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, is a quick walk from the Gaslamp Quarter. -Andrew Robinton

 
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Address:
(Broadway to Harbor Dr. and 4th to 6th Ave.)
614 5th Avenue
San Diego, California 92101


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 619-233-5227 (Gaslamp Quarter Association)
Fax: 619-233-4693
Email: info@gaslamp.org
Neighborhood: Downtown - Centre City
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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