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Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

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Spanning more than 16 blocks of downtown San Diego, the city's historic center is called Gaslamp Quarter and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its Victorian-era buildings are now home to shops, sidewalk cafes, restaurants, bars, and more. Wander the streets and explore the many theaters, galleries, and museums that make the area a cultural hub. Be sure to keep an eye out for some of the replicas of the historical gas-powered lamps, the namesake of the district, which have been reinstalled at one intersection. Plan your visit to Gaslamp Quarter and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Diego trip app.
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  • Whether you like nightlife, great food, or just a great area to walk around, the Gaslamp Quarter hits all the right notes. I've visited San Diego multiple times and I almost always stay in the...  more »
  • We stayed a week in the area and frequented several of the bars and shopping locations as well as the touristy stuff  more »

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