The Gaslamp District has been the heart of San Diego’s nightlife for many years. But not only that, it is also an amazing place to spend afternoons eating, shopping or simply wandering around the charming streets. This historical neighborhood spans just over 16 blocks of some of San Diego’s most exciting property.
One of the most exciting events that highlight the calendar of events here is Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp District. During this massive block party on a Saturday, you will feel like you are nowhere else than New Orleans, with just a bit of San Diego energy in the mix. You can also find one awesome party for virtually every holiday from St. Patrick’s Day to Memorial Day Weekend. But that is not all; as they offer exciting events regardless of the season. Enjoy an amazing celebration of food with The Taste of Gaslamp festival. Take in a day of family fun with the dog parade or the Children’s Historic Street Fair. Or enjoy some of the most exciting movies at the San Diego Film Festival.
Throughout the 16 blocks that make up this district, you can find over 200 restaurants. These establishments range from greasy spoons to eateries offering some of the most sought after five-star dining experiences in the whole city. One of the most popular restaurants in the area is Searsucker, which offers new-age twists to American classics. Any list of San Diego restaurants would not complete without a delicious Mexican food option and that is exactly what you get with La Puerta. This joint is renowned for its amazing street tacos and 100% blue agave tequilas. There is so much more to see and most importantly, eat here, so get out and experience it for yourself.
Among the charm of the Victorian buildings and the modern skyscrapers that stand side-by-side, you can find some of the most exciting nightlife anywhere. There are endless options in how you spend your time, from a casual drink at a bar to a high-energy nightclub and anything in between. Numerous musical venues and theatres also offer recreational options on a nightly basis. There is never a dull moment in a Gaslamp evening.
Here you are very close to the bay, to PETCO Park, and the San Diego Convention Center and the best part is that you don’t even need a car to get around the excitement of these 16 blocks. Couple all of these amazing opportunities with the phenomenal vacation properties that are available and you have one awesome place to take a vacation.