ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Views on the way

Almost there

Entering the Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego Convention Center, it's a beauty!

View of the Gaslamp Quarter

Lamps

The Market

Wild glasses :-)

Me being silly :-)

A beautiful dog that posed for us

More shopping

This booth had some great bread

We bought the Jalapeno one

Beautiful jewelry

Back on the road

Gaslamp Theatre

More

Beautiful buildings

The Balboa

Another view

This one was from 1759

The Horton Grand

The Grand Theatre

Last one!


We had another spectacular day in San Diego. We heard about a neat market in the Gaslamp Quarter downtown. The name "Gaslamp Quarter" is a reference to the gas lamps that were common in San Diego in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Gaslamp Quarter is a historical neighborhood in downtown San Diego. Its main period of development began in 1867.

The Gaslamp Quarter is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and extends from Broadway to Harbor Drive, and from 4th to 6th Avenue, covering 16 1/2 blocks. It includes 94 historic buildings, most of which were constructed in the Victorian Era, and are still in use with active tenants including restaurants, shops and nightclubs. Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres is located one block away in downtown San Diego's East Village. They were having a game today and it was really hard to find a parking place. We will definitely take the trolley when we decide to go to one of the games.

After shopping at the cool market we rode all around town. I took a bunch of pictures, mostly through the windshield. Please excuse the dirty ones. More later from San Diego.

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