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Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter

Open daily
5th Avenue, San Diego, 92101

The Basics

The Gaslamp Quarter bustles day and (more so at) night, and exploring the area on a guided walking or Segway tour is a fun way to take in the sights no matter the time of day. The neighborhood is visited on most San Diego city sightseeing tours and is a highlight of San Diego pub crawl tours. Top Gaslamp Quarter sights include the streets lined with historic buildings, some beautifully restored to their 19th-century architectural glory; Horton Plaza Park and its grassy lawns and interactive fountain; an array of boutiques; and the 5-story Westfield Horton Plaza mall set on the district’s eastern border. Along with its many shops and cultural offerings, the district has the city’s highest concentration of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants—making it the No. 1 place to be after dark.

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Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
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Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
$75.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Wonderful afternoon
Daisy did a great job introducing us to the restaurants and gave us an interesting history tour of the area.
Jodi_T, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

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Aparna was an amazing...
Patsy_H, May 2022
Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
Aparna was an amazing tour guide. Food choices were great. Tivoli bar and Horton Hotel and all the stories of Wyatt Earp and prostitutes were fun!
star-5
Excellent food and history!
Lindsey_J, May 2022
Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
We toured Gaslamp with Daisy from 11-230ish and went to some of the best spots for lunch and drinks!! She took us to have different types of cuisines, and all the restaurants had amazing decor and service. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the gaslamp area and general San Diego history as well. It was such a great way to learn about the city and have some excellent food! I would do the same tour again!! Thanks Daisy!!
star-5
Awesome tour
Brian_R, May 2022
The San Diego Tour: La Jolla, Old Town, Gaslamp and Coronado Island
Great tour. Joe was a great tour guide. He was friendly and very knowledgeable. Excellent tour with great sites and time to see the sites. Highly recommend this tour
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Three H’s: History, Humor and ‘horror’
Lucy_T, Apr 2022
San Diego Gaslamp Downtown Walking Tour
A brilliant couple of hours with a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. The tour was a perfect blend of history and ‘horror’ delivered in a very busy part of San Diego. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about the area in a fun way.
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Awesome Tour
Alison_C, Apr 2022
The San Diego Tour: La Jolla, Old Town, Gaslamp and Coronado Island
Awesome tour!! Definitely would recommend to anyone who wants to see the city! Joe was a great tour guide with tons of knowledge about these areas!
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Great tour!! Daisy was a...
Glenn_M, May 2022
Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
Great tour!! Daisy was a great guide and very knowledgeable. Y try he food was great!! Highly recommend
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Fun time for everyone.
Eric_S, Feb 2022
San Diego Gaslamp Downtown Walking Tour
Where a comfortable pair a shoes because there is a lot to see. The Gaslamp district has an interesting history. Fun for everyone.
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Sugar Rush
tiffany_d, Feb 2022
1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter
Best experience ever!! I was super scared at first. Especially because this was my first time drive anything that fast, but after a bit practice, I had the time of my life. It had me excited the whole time, not once was I bored.
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Awesome Ghost Tour!
Michael_T, Feb 2022
San Diego Gaslamp District Ghost Tour
It was a wonderful tour! The guide shared some great stories! I would highly recommend this tour!!!!
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Awesome.
David_S, Jan 2022
1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter
Customer service was immaculate we really enjoyed the scooters, the scenery and time spent with each other. I would and will definitely do again.
star-4
It was nice seeing and...
Ruben_S, Jan 2022
San Diego Gaslamp District Ghost Tour
It was nice seeing and knowing the streets of San Diego. Especially the host, she was fine as hell! Wish I could have gotten her number
star-5
Great tour!
Barbara_S, Dec 2021
Private Walking Tour San Diego: Little Italy and Gaslamp Quarter
Vincent very knowledgeable and a pleasure being with as we walked about. Learned a lot about the history of the city.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Gaslamp Quarter is a must-see area for shoppers, nightlife enthusiasts, and travelers who like to explore on foot.

  • If you’re traveling with kids, it’s best to visit this area during the day—things can get a little rowdy at night.

  • For a break from the bustling streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, head over to Third Avenue—the historic heart of San Diego’s Chinese community.

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How to Get There

The Gaslamp Quarter is in downtown San Diego, extending from Broadway to Harbor Drive, and from Fourth to Sixth Avenue. The district is easily accessible by bus and the San Diego Trolley, and is only one block away from PETCO Park—home of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres.

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When to Get There

The historic Gaslamp Quarter’s sights, attractions, and businesses have varied opening hours. Visit after dark to see the neighborhood at its liveliest; stop by in the morning for a quieter experience.

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Family Fun in the Gaslamp

The Gaslamp Quarter isn’t all nightclubs and cocktails—there’s plenty of fun for the whole family, kids included. The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House dives into the neighborhood’s colorful history, while families can explore the whimsical exhibitions at the New Children’s Museum; shout “all aboard!” at the USS Midway Museum; take the San Diego Trolley to Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo; and ride the carousel in Seaport Village.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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