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Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter

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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
Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
$75.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
San Diego history and bites!
If you have never experienced a walking food tour…get onboard! Daisy did a great job sharing her knowledge of her city, and choreographing 5 restaurant stops with plenty to eat! Great snacks that will fill you up!
Stephen_C, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

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San Diego history and bites!
Stephen_C, Jul 2022
Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
If you have never experienced a walking food tour…get onboard! Daisy did a great job sharing her knowledge of her city, and choreographing 5 restaurant stops with plenty to eat! Great snacks that will fill you up!
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Great guide and a fun way...
Zara_L, Jun 2022
San Diego Gaslamp Downtown Walking Tour
Great guide and a fun way to understand the history of San Diego's downtown. Good anecdotes and plenty of locations.
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Great flavors
Adam_C, Jun 2022
Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
Great food! Cool tour guide, ice cream to die for. Very good mix of different foods as well. Would highly recommend
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Relaxing Walking Tour
Janine_K, Jun 2022
Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
My husband and I enjoyed our walking tour of the gaslamp Quarter in downtown SD! All was lovely! Enjoyed.
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Amazing!
April_S, Jun 2022
San Diego Gaslamp Downtown Walking Tour
Our tour guide had the best attitude and was very informative. Her energy made the tour even more awesome. Loved hearing the history of San Diego and visiting the haunted buildings. I’d definitely recommend going.
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Not just food, a great tour of the neighborhood too!
Chris_B, Jun 2022
Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
Food was great, along with a great Guide, Daisy! Thank You. We'll try it again soon in San Diego or maybe Los Angeles area.
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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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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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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
Haunted Gaslamp True Crime Ghost Tour
It was a wonderful tour! The guide shared some great stories! I would highly recommend this tour!!!!
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If your looking for a...
Domonique_S, Jun 2022
Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
If your looking for a relaxed day of exploring and learning about the historic city of SanDiego, this is a great excursion for first time visitors. I enjoyed our amazing tour guide Aparna! She was a delight to be around, and got lucky to be with a good group! The food was good, and I will definitely be back to eat at some of the restaurants we visited that day!
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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.
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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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