Attractions near Gaslamp Quarter San Diego
Although the Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown San Diego is only a small 16 block area, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in entertainment. Visitors and residents flock to the Gaslamp Quarter because of its many live music venues, comedy clubs as well as some of the city’s finest stores and restaurants.
If you think you are going to stay at one of the hotels close to the Gaslamp Quarter, some tourist attractions that can be found within the downtown district include Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, the Convention Center and Seaport Village. The San Diego Zoo is actually located within Balboa Park. For visitors who want to spend the entire day exploring the Balboa Park area, look into getting a multi-park pass for discounted admission into the 14 Balboa Park Museums as well as discounted admission for entrance into the Zoo.
Some other must-visit destinations in downtown San Diego include Little Italy and the USS Midway Museum. Little Italy is filled with authentic Italian shops, restaurants and art galleries and truly makes visitors feel as if they have been transported to the small European Country. After grabbing a bite to eat in Little Italy, visitors should stop by the USS Midway Museum which pays tribute to the thousands of military personnel who served abroad the carrier.
Attractions Worth Visiting a Few Miles from the Gaslamp Quarter
There are also a few places that visitors should visit outside of the downtown area. The first is Old Town, the historic birthplace of California. With streets lined with Mexican restaurants, mariachi bands and craft boutiques, spending a day in Old Town never disappoints. Also be sure to visit the beaches in San Diego. While most vacationers don’t need to be reminded, there are many gorgeous beaches to enjoy including the popular Coronado Beach. From downtown, you can get to Coronado via the Coronado Bridge by ferry or water taxi from the bay.
Make sure you have enough spending room in your vacation budget to visit all of the amazing destinations and attractions in San Diego. If you are looking for ways to save during your trip, reserve a room at the Marina Inn & Suites. With spacious and clean rooms, as well as affordable accommodations and a variety of hotel deals year round, we are preferred by vacationers who are looking for a hotel that offers great value. For more information about our rooms, rates and availability, contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933 today.