Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter Tours and Tickets

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The epicenter of San Diego’s party scene, the lively Gaslamp Quarter offers much more than just pulsating nightlife. The charming downtown neighborhood is also rich with cultural museums, art galleries, concert venues, and symphony halls, plus loads of lovely alfresco eateries. But back to the nightlife: Clubs, dive bars, and cocktail lounges draw the university crowd, while diverse audiences fill the Spreckels and Balboa theaters for performing arts, comedy shows, and live music.

  • Open daily
  • 5th Avenue, San Diego, California, 92101

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Ron_A, Nov 2023
Great Time and Food
Tour guide thorough knowledge of San Diego history and the restaurants we visited as well as other restaurants we asked about.
Steve_Z, Nov 2023
Great tour!
Jeremy did a very good job of integrating city history into the tour. Nice food variety. Right amount of time, walking amount easy.
Gwen_T, Oct 2023
awesome tour
the history was awesome. she did a great job. food was amazing. we didnt know it was a walking tour but loved it. Amy was awesome.
Dorothy_T, Oct 2023
He made us smile.
Our guide was GREAT. Friendly, pleasant and knowledgeable. He made the group feel connected from the start. Highly recommend Him to continue making other's experience as enjoyable as ours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Gaslamp Quarter hours of operation?
Gaslamp Quarter hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
People Also Ask
Q:Is Gaslamp Quarter worth visiting?
A:Yes, the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego is definitely worth visiting. This walkable neighborhood is known for its vibrant atmosphere, including various shops, restaurants, bars, and cafés. From live music to theater to historic landmarks, there are many reasons to plan a visit to the Gaslamp Quarter.
Q:Is it safe to walk in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego?
A:Yes, it is safe to walk in the Gaslamp Quarter. This neighborhood is well-lit, and due to the large number of shops, restaurants, and bars, there are usually many people on the streets. As in any city, visitors should remain aware of their surroundings while walking in the Gaslamp Quarter at night.
Q:Why do they call it the Gaslamp Quarter?
A:The Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego earned its name as a nod to the neighborhood’s gas lamp street lights. This historic feature was the inspiration for naming the neighborhood. This area is home to a concentration of Victoria-era buildings, including museums, hotels, bars, galleries, and more.
Q:Is there free parking in the Gaslamp Quarter?
A:It depends. Parking can be sparse in the Gaslamp Quarter, to begin with, but there is some street parking with parking meters available. Parking meters are enforced during certain daytime hours; parking outside of these hours is free. Be sure to double-check street signs for up-to-date parking information.
Q:What is the best time of year to visit Gaslamp Quarter?
A:The best times of year to visit the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego are from March through May and September through November. While the summer months are considered peak season, these months can coincide with crowds and hot temperatures. Visit outside the summer for fewer crowds and milder weather.
Q:How far is the Gaslamp Quarter from the beach?
A:The Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego is about a 10-minute drive away from the nearest beach, Coronado Beach. There are many beaches to explore in San Diego, and, especially with a car, it is easy to combine a visit to the Gaslamp Quarter and time on the beach for a single day.