Gaslamp Quarter

Visitor Information

The Gaslamp Quarter is a historical neighborhood in downtown San Diego, extending from Broadway to Harbor Drive and Fourth to Sixth avenues. It’s named for the Victorian-era gas lamps that once lined the streets. The area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes 94 historic buildings, most dating back to the 19th century.

The neighborhood is an entertainment destination, encompassing more than 200 restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs and more than a hundred shops and boutiques. The five-level, outdoor Westfield Horton Plaza shopping mall features bright colors and a postmodern style that borrows heavily from Art Deco designs and motifs. Visitors can choose from among 20 upscale and boutique hotels in the area.

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Business Information

Downtown is the hub of San Diego's government, legal and banking industries. As a visitor and local destination, the Gaslamp Quarter also includes a large number of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels and shops.

The retail market in downtown San Diego, and particularly the Gaslamp Quarter, is on the rebound. Real estate brokers saw a significant acceleration in downtown retail leasing in the first half of 2013, following more than two years of slow to flat growth.

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Gaslamp Quarter Businesses

Law Office of William E. O'Nell

101 W Broadway, Ste. 810
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Civil Litigation
  • Legal - Employment Litigation
  • Legal - Insurance Bad Faith
  • Legal - Insurance Coverage
  • Legal - Personal Injury

San Diego Economic Consultants

1516 W Redwood St., Ste. 212
San Diego, CA
  • Economics
  • Financial Planning & Services
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Gaslamp Quarter in Photos

Spotlight on the Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is one of San Diego’s most well-known neighborhoods among locals and visitors. The 16 1/2 blocks that make up the district includes more than 200 restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs, more than a hundred shops and boutiques, theaters, art galleries and a mall. The historical district is home to more historic commercial buildings than any other neighborhood in San Diego. From its somewhat sordid beginning to its renaissance in the 1980s and ‘90s, the Gaslamp has been successfully reinvented as an entertainment, dining and shopping destination.

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

STEM Summit

Tue, Jul 29
Andaz Hotel
San Diego
This year’s STEM Talent Recruitment event will focus on the entire talent acquisition lifecycle starting with the development of a robust talent pipeline, creating a winning employer brand, capitalizing on strategic sourcing practices and continuing through STEM-centered engagement and retention best practices. We will discuss the current and future talent landscape, and talent acquisition’s role in strategic workforce planning to predict and plan for the STEM talent supply and demand challenges of tomorrow. We will discuss: Talent Acquisition & Recruiting; Attraction and Branding; Education Partnerships

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series

Tue, Jul 29
6:30pm 9:30pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents by the pool of the Westgate Hotel. No performance on July 24. Check online for talents and series schedule.

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Wed, Jul 30
5:30pm 9:30pm
Padres Petco Park
San Diego
Join the Commercial Real Estate Alliance of San Diego (CRASD) and watch the Padres take on the Cardinals on a VIP Patio. Enjoy all you can eat ballpark food, endless soft drinks, great networking, and a night out at Petco Park. Advanced registration is required.

BOOMERS

Wed, Jul 30
Horton Grand Theatre
San Diego
The music revue of a generation! Seven multi-talented performers and San Diego's hottest band take you on an unforgettable ride through the biggest hits and hte most memorable events of the Baby Boom Decades! Featuring great music fromteh 60s and 70s!

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series

Wed, Jul 30
6:30pm 9:30pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents by the pool of the Westgate Hotel. No performance on July 24. Check online for talents and series schedule.
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