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Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego houses some of the most extensive and dramatically designed historic buildings in the area. Constructed between 1873 and 1930, these Victorian style buildings are really a sight to behold.

The Victorian era buildings found in the Gaslamp Quarter host night clubs, restaurants, theaters, and shops. A simple stroll down 4th and 5th avenue will put you at the core of the Gaslamp Quarter.

Also found in the Gaslamp Quarter is the Horton Plaza and Horton Plaza Park. The Plaza was the original place in the United States to house a water fountain containing electric lights; a true tribute to the designer Alonzo Horton.

The Gaslamp Quarter drew inspiration for its name from the gaslamps that were used in the area around the early 1900's. During those times, gaslamps were the key source of light for the area that is now the vision of Modern Day San Diego.

In current times, there are over 130 stores and shops filling the Gaslamp Quarter. With everything from Macy's to Mervyns, Gaslamp Quarter has plenty for you to see and do. In Horton Plaza, you can find a multi screen movie theater that is sure to please movie lovers.

For a memorable experience, the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego shouldn't be ignored. There is tons you can do here, from fine dining to excellent shops. For a family vacation, San Diego has a little bit of something for everyone.
 

 

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