San Diego Gas Lamp District

The San Diego Gas Lamp District, also called the Gaslamp Quarter, is a popular 21+ hangout in downtown San Diego, California. The Gas Lamp Quarter offers dining, night clubs, events and parties, including Taste of Gaslamp, Halloween, and the San Diego Film Festival.Don't miss an evening out in San Diego Gaslamp District.

Updated June 21, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

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San Diego Film Festival
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Get your tickets to the San Diego Film Festival (SDFF), rated one of the best regional film fest. Over 100 independent films to see and time to mingle with film professionals and Hollywood celebrities. The film festival includes parties, panels and previews of Documentaries, Short Films, Features and Music Videos.

When is the San Diego Film Festival? The event is usually held in late September or early October.

This is one of the popular San Diego Gaslamp Quarter events that is for all ages, although some parties are ages 21 and up only.

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Halloween at Gas Lamp Quarter

Halloween time is fun, sexy and spooky in the San Diego Gas Lamp district. see the Haunted Hotel, enjoy the parties and don't miss the Monster Bash, a 21 and up party last Saturday in October from 6 pm to midnight.

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The Cultural Side at Gas Lamp Quarter

While some would say the architecture of the San Diego Gas Lamp District is but an artist’ canvas itself, you will want to step inside at least one of the great art galleries awaiting you. With many styles and flavors of art you are sure to find your niche. If museums and theatres are more your muse, then there are several other attractions you will want to check out. May we suggest?

The Art of Tim Cantor – 527 4th Ave., phone number 619.235.6990,

Exclusive Collections Historic Gaslamp Gallery – 568 5th Ave., phone number 800.204.0062,

Alexander Salazar Fine Art – 640 Broadway, phone number 619.531.8996,

Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts – 363 Fifth Ave., telephone number 619.702.5388,

Chuck Jones Gallery – 232 5th Ave., telephone number 619.294.9880,

Gaslamp Museum – 410 Island Ave., telephone number 619.233.4692,

Haunted Hotel – 424 Market Street,

Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 – 701 5th Ave., phone no. 619.232.0401,

For more about the Gas Lamp District see Gaslamp District San Diego

Directions to Gas Lamp District San Diego CA

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Driving Directions to San Diego Gas Lamp District

From the south: Take Interstate 5 north in downtown San Diego CA, take the 6th Ave. exit. Go left (south) on 6th Ave. In 9 blocks cross Broadway and enter the San Diego Gas Lamp District.

From the north: Take Interstate 5 south past the San Diego airport toward downtown. Exit at Front St. Civic Center exit. Continue along Front Street for 12 blocks to Market St. and turn Left. 5th and Market is the heart of the Gaslamp quarter.

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Public Transportation to Gaslamp District San Diego Calif. -

Trolley - Ride the Orange Line to the Gaslamp Quarter Station at the south end of Fifth Avenue or get off at the 5th Avenue Station and walk one block south on C Street. The SD trolley runs from the Mexican border, South Bay, East County, Old Town and Mission Valley. You can also take the Green Line public transportation trolley to Old Town, or a fun tour bus. for more information see Old Town Trolley San Diego.

Bus - Buses take a variety of routes. For maps and timetables for bus and trolley, see

Coaster Train - From the north coastal areas and SD spots along the train route, take the Coaster train to the Santa Fe Depot, and walk about 1/2 mile to the San Diego Gas Lamp Quarter. Note: Coaster trains have limited service on evenings, weekends and holidays, so be sure to check the current schedule.

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