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Get to Know Gaslamp Quarter

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The Gaslamp Quarter is a lively downtown neighborhood that has embraced and preserved its Victorian roots while creating a bustling dining, shopping and entertainment destination. Comprised of 16 ½ blocks, the Gaslamp Quarter is centrally located in Downtown San Diego near the Convention Center, Petco Park, and Horton Plaza.


There is no shortage of dining options within the Gaslamp Quarter. The neighborhood’s eclectic offerings range from exclusive eateries featuring celebrity chefs to quaint little quick bite stops and everything else in between. A trip to the Gaslamp Quarter will make decisions difficult with everything from steaks to seafood, Mexican to sushi and breakfast to dessert.

Illusions Theatre & Bar is one of the newest venues to open in the Gaslamp Quarter. It offers patrons a night of entertainment along with a 3-course gourmet dinner and dessert. Diners will embark on a journey with a magical entry, escape room, strolling magicians and the grand finale of an on-stage magic show.


Those looking for a sophisticated setting to enjoy an evening out will find plenty of options in the Gaslamp Quarter. There are numerous venues where live music can be enjoyed throughout the week. Bars, nightclubs and lounges offer a variety of settings in which to enjoy a wide array of freshly crafted libations. Looking to nurture your creative side? The Gaslamp Quarter has a vast offering of art galleries, museums and theatres.

Looking for some adventure this Halloween? On Saturday, October 27, the Parq Restaurant & Nightclub will be hosting The Haunted Circus featuring The Stafford Brothers & E-40. The evening will offer guests five rooms of music and five different experiences including two nightclubs, a haunted maze spanning 35,000 square feet and more than 10 DJs.


If you are in the mood for some retails therapy then look no further than the Gaslamp Quarter! Shop-a-holics will delight by the endless boutiques, national retailers, and professional services that comprise the 16-block span of the neighborhood. The Gaslamp Quarter is comprised of more than 80 retail shops offering everything from accessories to furnishings, to travel and wine all within an easy walk to one another.

If you are in search of unique, one-of-a-kind treasures, then be sure to visit Bubbles Boutique. Locally owned and operated, Bubbles works directly with local artists to create an exceptional and exciting shopping atmosphere and experience. Can’t pay a visit in person? That’s okay! Bubbles now offers FaceTime Shopping which lets you see your selections in three dimensions on mannequins (live models are also available upon request).

McLain Properties has provided property management, vacation rental, and real estate services to clients in the San Diego area since 1978. We pride ourselves on responsive, customized service, and our extensive local knowledge and investment property experience combine to provide you with stellar representation in this competitive market. Call us to schedule a consultation today!

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