This condo is in the best location possible. Walk to Petco Park, Convention Center, Balboa Park, the Zoo, the Bay, etc... All the best restaurants and bars a stones throw away in every direction. The airport is just a 7 minute taxi ride. The famous Horton Plaza mall is just 2 blocks away! Walk Score calls it a "Walker's Paradise" with a rating of "100"!
- Free Wifi up to 300mbps
- Flat screen TV with HDMI cable and Roku to watch all your favorite shows/movies through Amazon Prime, Netflix and HBO Go (please note there is no cable)- Flat screen TV with HDMI cable and Roku to watch all your favorite shows/movies through Amazon Prime, Netflix and HBO Go (please note there is no cable)
Guests have entire unit and access to all shared common areas. (Gym...) The Apartment has a washer and dryer in the unit.
All essentials are included and will be packaged upon your arrival in a basket for your use: Shampoo, conditioner, towels, linens,soap and map to make getting around a snap
There is metered street parking or public parking place in front of my building. And They usually charge $15 for overnight.
1. Live Music: The Gaslamp Quarter is the center of San Diegos live music scene. Representing a wide range of musical genres, you will surely find a melody that moves you! Check out the House of Blues for big name acts, Croces Restaurant and Bar for jazz, The Field Irish Pub for lively drinking music, Sevilla for South-of-the-border musical flair, or Dicks Last Resort for classic rock on their entertainment stage every night of the week. Florent, Patricks II, and Gaslamp Tavern are also popular venues for a diverse group of local music.
2. Shopping: One could spend days browsing unique boutiques and specialty shops along the Gaslamp Quarters 16 blocks. Visit G-Star to fulfill your denim dreams or Eyes on Fifth for a new pair of shades. Two floors of specialty wines are available at The Wine Bank Inc. and there are travel bags galore at Le Travel Store. Quicksilver Boardriders Club, Puma, and Oakley provide San Diego with all our sporting good needs.
3. Nightclubs: Unleash your inner dance goddess/god at one of the districts many incendiary nightclubs! From local fav Stingaree to the ever changing interior of FLUXX to the underground electricity of Belo or Red C, the Gaslamp District is the ideal place to let loose and party the night away.
4. Festivals/Block Parties: Gaslamp Quarter is home to many popular festivals throughout the year including Mardi Gras, ShamROCK, Halloween Time, and the San Diego Film Festival. Locals look forward to June when the Taste of Gaslamp festival allows participants to explore and sample food from several restaurants in the district. The Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade is not to be missed in December!
5. History: This National Historic District was founded in 1867 when Alonzo Horton bought the land for $256. It contains many Victorian-era buildings and a rich history, some of which is of a less-than-wholesome nature. After becoming a red light and gambling district for sailors in the early 1900s, a massive preservation and redevelopment effort in the 70s and 80s transformed the area into the internationally renowned destination that it is today. Take a walking tour of the Gaslamp, featuring local historians and reflections of its diverse past are seen throughout the areas architecture.
6. Horton Plaza: A five-level architectural marvel, Horton Plaza is downtown San Diegos retail sanctuary. Macys and Nordstroms are the massive complexs featured department stores. With a movie theater, event space, diverse dining options, a gym, the Lyceum Theater, and even a dog park, this is much more than just a mall!
7. Petco Park: Located at 19 Tony Gwynn Way, the beautiful Petco Park is one of San Diegos newest traditions. Opened in 2004, this uniquely-designed home of the Padres offers state-of-the-art fan amenities and spectacular views of San Diego Bay, the San Diego skyline, and Balboa Park. Integration of the historic Western Supply Co. building and the grassy Park at the Park that slopes above the outfield are only a few of the features that distinguish this spectacular baseball stadium.
8. Searsucker: Celebrity Chef Brian Malarky has opened 5 ultra-popular restaurants throughout San Diego including his the mega-hit, Sear sucker, which is located in the heart of the Gaslamp District. Time Magazine named it Americas #2 hottest restaurant! Featuring an open kitchen and airy design, Sear sucker serves local seafood with local lagers and ales.
9.San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau: The San Diego Convention Center is the citys premiere, award-winning facility for major conventions, trade shows, meetings and special events. Situated along the harbor just a short walk from the main Gaslamp area, the attractive complex is a steward of San Diego with a commitment to sustainable practice and community leadership. In the same vein, The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau works extremely hard to bring happiness to locals and visitors alike.
10. Harbor Cruises: The many cruises around San Diego Harbor offer scenic escapes away from the bustle of the city. You can eat and drink in style aboard a pleasure ship while enjoying the freedom of the water. For the more audacious, Pirate Ship Adventures provides the opportunity to join a buccaneer crew and participate in swashbuckling activities while exploring the Harbor.
11. Civic Theater: Catch a Broadway show, an opera, or a ballet at the San Diego Civic Theater, the regions largest performing arts and community gathering center. Opened in 1965, the theater contains 2,967 seats and a chic interior.
12. The New Childrens Museum: Visitors and locals with children can think, play, and create at the innovative New Childrens Museum. This dynamic educational environment celebrates kids and the language of art, providing a safe space to learn and grow. The environmentally sustainable facility consists of galleries, interactive exhibits, open studio space, and an Arts Education Center.
13. Luckys Lunch Counter: Though new to the scene, Luckys Lunch Counter has quickly become a San Diego favorite. Themed like a retro Chicago lunch counter, the eatery serves traditional, high quality diner fare all day long. Located just across from Petco Park, Luckys is the perfect place to catch a meal before or after the big game!
14. The Trolley: Cars and taxis are not necessary here. The Gaslamp Quarter is conveniently located along the San Diego Trolley Orange Line. From San Ysidro to Santee, downtowns entertainment district is easily accessible via an efficient and comfortable trolley from all over San Diego.
15. Copley Symphony Hall: Home to the San Diego Symphony, this multi-functional facility was originally The Fox Theater movie palace, built in 1929. State-of-the-art digital sound and lighting capabilities have been installed in this continually updated venue, but, rest assured, the original look of the lobbies and performance chamber have been preserved. A full-sized Robert Morton pneumatic pipe organ and two carbon-arc film projectors are featured within the performance chamber. This symphony hall is not just for music though, it can accommodate comedy shows, corporate and civic events, and film screenings.
16. The San Diego-Coronado Bridge: Though not directly in the Gaslamp, this stunning structure provides an amazing backdrop to the neighborhood. Majestically arching over the bay and linking downtown San Diego with the resort city of Coronado, The San Diego-Coronado Bridge is a local landmark. Its two mile length is uniquely designed as a 200-foot high curve to accommodate the large Naval ships that pass underneath. The bridges eastern support pillars are located in Chicano Park and feature the largest collection of Chicano art murals in the world. I highly recommend taking the ferry to Coronado Island for the day and renting electric bikes to check out the island.
17. Segways: Explore the Gaslamp Quarter aboard the latest in electric, two-wheeled personal transportation technology, the Segway! History and culinary tours can be experienced aboard these fun and quirky vehicles. Quickly maneuvering down the sidewalk by leaning back and forth is the best way to navigate Gaslamps many blocks.
18. Seaport Village: Just a short walk from the Gaslamp, along the scenic San Diego Bay, sits the waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment complex of Seaport Village. Cobblestone pathways, ponds, lakes, fountains, and tropical landscape wind through a plethora of architectural styles housing a variety of boutique shops. Everything from San Diego souvenirs to high-end apparel and art galleries can be found in Seaport Villages 54 shops, 13 casual eateries, and 4 fine dining restaurants. Musicians and street artists inhabit this nostalgic seaside village year-round and an 1895 antique Charles Loof carousel is another major attraction!