Gaslamp

Visitor Information

The Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego-Center is a major reason that tourists flock to San Diego.  The 16.5 block neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and contains 94 structures that are historically and architecturally significant. The district now houses over 70 restaurants and nightclubs as well as movie theaters, shops, offices, galleries, apartments and lofts.  There are over 350 businesses in the Quarter.

The area has had many names over the years--Rabbitville, Flea Town, New Town San Diego, Davis Folly, Stingaree, Chinatown and SOB (South of Broadway).  Alonzo Horton built a wharf at the foot of Fifth Avenue and promoted the area as the business district for his new town. The district's fortunes rose and fell according to San Diego's prosperity.  It's reputation as an unsavory, lawless red-light was well-earned during several periods of its history.  Ultimately though the area just slid into disrepair and decay.

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Gaslamp Businesses

BRG Consulting, Inc.

304 Ivy St.
San Diego, CA
  • Consultants - Environmental
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Land Planning

Rob Wellington Quigley FAIA

416 13th St.
San Diego, CA
  • Architects
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Movie Theaters

701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

Upcoming Events

Parisian Style Easter Celebration

Sun, Apr 20
10:00am 3:00pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Celebrate Easter in San Diego at The Westgate Hotel where locals and weekend travelers alike are invited to enjoy the perfect family holiday in Parisian style. Guests can share with their children an afternoon of fun with the Westgate Easter Bunny Teas on April 18 and 19 and the Traditional Westgate Easter Champagne brunch featuring the Easter Bunny and face painter on Sunday, April 20. The luxury hotel located near the Gaslamp Quarter is also offering The Westgate Experience package at special rates for the perfect family weekend getaway.

Films From Spain: A Gun in Each Hand

Tue, Apr 22
7:00pm
Hall of Nations in Balboa Park
San Diego
"A Gun in Each Hand" is a witty and brutally hilarious portrait of fortysomething men confronting various midlife crises, and the changing gender roles of contemporary Spanish society. The cast features some of the most star-studded, talents in modern Spanish and Latin American cinema, including Ricardo Darín, Luis Tosar, Javier Cámara, Eduardo Noriega, Leonor Watling, Candela Peña and Leonardo Sbaraglia.

Classic Cinema Wednesday Films Festival

Wed, Apr 23
Central Library
San Diego
Opening the series, the classic lawyer comedy film “Adam’s Rib” will screen on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the New San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. The Library’s “Classic Cinema” movie showcase highlights the best movies that are considered “classics.” Audience discussions will often follow the screenings. These events are FREE and open to the public.  April 2 — “Adam’s Rib” (1949) — With husband and wife lawyers Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.  April 9 — “12 Angry Men” (1957) — With Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, inside a tense jury trial.  April 16 —“Anatomy of a Murder” (1959) — With James Stewart and Lee Remick, directed by Otto Preminger.  April 23 — “Inherit the Wind” (1960) — With Spencer Tracy and Fredric March.

ASLA-SD Meet the Fellows

Wed, Apr 23
6:00pm 8:00pm
NewSchool of Architecture & Design
San Diego
During Landscape Architecture Month in April, the San Diego Chapter of ASLA has planned a social event where you can meet and talk to our local ASLA Fellows! This event will also profile our new subcommittee of Emerging Professionals who have recently embraced the profession. Don't miss this great opportunity to network with other professionals and hear our Fellows speak about the profession and milestones in their career.

Lawyers Club Monthly Luncheon: Bring Your Child to Work

Thu, Apr 24
12:00pm 1:15pm
The Bristol Hotel
San Diego
Balancing the demands of practicing law with those of parenthood is a juggling act and it's not uncommon for attorneys to wonder if their child will be permanently scarred when they have to miss the occassional baseball game or bedtime story due to work obligations. Join us as we attempt to debunk those fears and hear from children (both young and adult) of attorneys about how they really feel about growing up with lawyer parents. Following the luncheon attendees and their children are invited to attend a mock trial in the courtroom of Hon. Joan Weber, followed by a tour of the holding cells and courthouse! $25, Lawyers Club members; $14, children; $40, non-members; $20, students, $40 at the door, space permitting.
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