This historic San Diego Bay neighborhood is visually stunning and understandably touristy, given its handy location near the Convention Center and Seaport Village. Here you're just steps away from the bay and Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. Hotels, clubs, shopping, and multiplex cinemas are all within walking distance. The Gaslamp Quarter was once home to brothels and Chinese immigrants brought here as laborers, and although the neighborhood has gone upscale and legit, gas lamps still set a romantic mood.
Getting Around San Diego
The best way to get around San Diego is by car. A rental car will allow you to explore the whole San Diego region. Taxis are abundant throughout downtown and can be hired for $2.80 plus $3 per mile. San Diego's public transit system is economical to reach major attractions. Fares are generally $2.25 for a one-way ticket and $5 for a day pass. $2 will be added to your first purchase of a Compass Card, a reloadable card which can be used throughout the system. Downtown, the waterfront and certain neighborhoods like Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Hillcrest are well-suited for strolling.
- San Diego International Airport-SAN
Things to Do and See Near Gaslamp Quarter
- University of California, San Diego
- San Diego State University
- Cabrillo National Monument
- Balboa Park
- Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
- Cardiff State Beach
- San Diego International Airport
- Union Station
- Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
- San Diego Zoo