Historic Gaslamp Quarter & Convention Center
Experience the Famous San Diego Neighborhood
Situated in the heart of downtown San Diego, the historic Gaslamp Quarter is the place to go for food, festivals and fun. Home to over 150 restaurants, bars and nightclubs, 100 shops and boutiques, and hosting top Southern California events like ShamRock and the San Diego Film Festival, this 16-block landmark district offers visitors and locals a virtually endless array of dining, shopping and entertainment options all year long.
Events & Activities
- Gaslamp Music & Art Fest
- San Diego Film Festival
- Fallback Festival
- Taste of Gaslamp
- Pro sports
Before You Go
Gaslamp Dining & Nightlife
The Gaslamp Quarter is the place to be, whether you’re looking for a great meal or a great time. Dining options abound with restaurants like Asti Ristorante, the Blind Burro, Barley Mash, Searsucker, and Dining on Fifth. After your meal, enjoy drinks, dancing, live music, and entertainment when you hit some of the top bars and nightclubs, including Dick’s Last Resort, the Onyx Room, Shout House, and the Tipsy Crow.
Convention Center Transportation
The San Diego Trolley runs throughout the downtown area, with three different lines and two stops in front of the Convention Center. If you’re driving from the hotel, take North Harbor Drive to West Harbor Drive, which runs directly in front of the Convention Center.
What Is The Gaslamp District, What Is It Home To, And What Is It Well-Known For?
As the center of downtown life, the Gaslamp Quarter is home to shops, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Major points of interest include many restored Victorian buildings, PETCO Park , home of the San Diego Padres, and a slew of annual festivals and events.
What Attractions Are There Around The Convention Center?
The Convention Center is located near a wide range of San Diego attractions, including PETCO Park, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado Island, Embarcadero Marina, and the Maritime Museum of San Diego.