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

Walton Law, APC

750 B St., Ste. 3300
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Personal Injury
  • Legal Services - Elder Abuse

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

101 W Broadway, Fl. Ninth
San Diego, CA
  • Legal - Discrimination
  • Legal - Employment Litigation
  • Legal - Labor Relations
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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

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

Monthly Flute Music Program

Wed, Sep 3
5:30pm 6:30pm
San Diego Central Library
San Diego
The San Diego Public Library and Ancient Sounds of Peace (ASOP), whose goal is to promote harmony and peace through the healing power of ancient sounds and music, will host a twice monthly flute music program. . ASOP manager and master flutist Eugene Sukhorukov will present the music. The music will begin on May 7 and will continue every first and third Wednesday throughout the year.

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series/Charlie Chavez Quartet

Thu, Sep 4
6:30pm
The Westgate Hotel
San Diego
Charlie Chavez Quartet is a virtuoso percussionist whose performances are a fusion of his exquisite talent, passionate spirit and rigorous study of the history of Latin percussion. Set against the backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline at sunset, the event series will continue to feature jazz entertainment to enjoy alongside a selection of traditional and craft cocktails, fine whiskey, wine and beer as well as an array of appetizers and tapas.

Legal Success: The Latino Experience

Thu, Sep 4
12:00pm 1:15pm
Gomez Trial Attorneys
San Diego
Speakers are John Gomez, Lilia Garcia and Guillermo Escobedo. SDLRLA members may attend at no cost. MCLE credit will be offered. RSVP to Joanna Solozabal at joanna@thelawcorp.com.

Connected Health Summit

Thu, Sep 4
The Omni Hotel
San Diego
The inaugural Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers is the only event focused exclusively on the consumer-focused perspective of the fast-growing digital health/connected health market. The event provides industry players with in-depth analysis on the implications of the connected healthcare revolution – and the resulting consumerization of healthcare – for multiple industries. Keynotes: Ascension Health, Humana Wellness, Kaiser Permanente, Optum, Qualcomm Life, and Walgreens.

Ailyn Pèrez and Stephen Costello in Recital

Fri, Sep 5
Balboa Theatre
San Diego
Join us at the Balboa Theatre for an exquisite recital with piano featuring soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Stephen Costello. Dubbed “America’s fastest-rising husband-and-wife opera stars” by the Associated Press, you know them better from their San Diego Opera appearances in Romeo and Juliet, Faust, The Daughter of the Regiment and Moby-Dick. We will be among the first to celebrate their first album together – a recording of romantic love duets by Verdi, Puccini, Bernstein, and others, recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Patrick Summers’ leadership. The album was released in May of 2014, their first release as exclusive recording artists for Warner Classics.
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