Before you go

Stimulate Your Senses in the Gaslamp quarter

Welcome to the epicenter of San Diego nightlife. Pulsing with energy, this historic downtown neighborhood covers 16 blocks and is packed with cocktail lounges, speakeasies, EDM clubs, dive bars, and swanky hangouts. Discover a legendary food scene with more than 100 restaurants to choose from.
Shop at cool art galleries, laugh at a comedy show, or catch a Broadway musical. Celebrate at colorful festivals for Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, and Halloween. Party like a local.


Prices -

 Per attraction

Hours -

 The district is open 24 hours a day, with varied store and restaurant hours.


  • Halloween in the Gaslamp
  • Masquerade Mardi Gras Parade
  • ShamROCK


  • Nightlife
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Walking Tours
  • Historical Architecture
  • Theater


  • Where can I eat in the Gaslamp Quarter?

    Eclectic and energetic, the Gaslamp Quarter is a foodie paradise that fits any budget. Find al fresco sidewalk cafes, rooftop hangouts, come-as-you-are sports grills, and fine dining restaurants with celebrity chefs. Eat Persian appetizers on an outdoor patio or grab a street taco to go. Pre-funk for the night with happy hour deals,and keep going after the clubs close with late-night nosh. What are you hungry for? Explore exciting local cuisine in the Gaslamp District - everything is just steps away.
  • What are the best Gaslamp Quarter walking tours?

    Take a walking tour through the Gaslamp Quarter - which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2017 - and discover the district's rich history and flavorful food. See 92 Victorian buildings and hear great stories of the past while you shop and dine in this vibrant San Diego destination. Stroll, ride, and eat your way through the neighborhood with some of our favorite Gaslamp Quarter tours:
    • Gaslamp Saturday and Thursday Walking Tours - Explore the Gaslamp Quarter's historically significant architecture on this 90-minute tour, from Romanesque to Baroque Revival styles. Learn about the fascinating characters who shaped the destiny of the city.
    • Another Side of San Diego: Segway and Walking Tours - Glide your way past exhilarating views and famous sights on a Segway Tour of the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, and Embarcadero waterfront. Take it slow instead with a walking tour through this dynamic and diverse neighborhood.
    • Ghosts of the Gaslamp Walking Tour - Feel chills crawl up your spine as you listen to true stories of ghostly happenings. On this 90-minute tour, you'll visit haunted hotels, saloons, brothels, a funeral parlor, and the Davis-Horton House - the most haunted location in San Diego.
    • Brothels, Bites and Booze Tour - Take a fun stroll through San Diego's top destination for dining, shopping, and nightlife. Discover historic buildings and scandalous stories from the post-Gold Rush era on this Gaslamp Quarter food tour. Tickets are $50 and tours last for two and a half hours.

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