Tours of the Gaslamp Quarter
The Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego is the premier location for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Whether in town for business or pleasure, there is something for everyone in this historic location. At the Pacific Inn close to the Gaslamp Quarter, we always recommend that our guests go on a tour of the area to make sure they are able to enjoy everything this district has to offer.
There are a variety of walking tours offered by the Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House. If you’re traveling with family and young children, there are children’s tours which explore the Victorian architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter. There are also house tours available that allow visitors to check out the inner workings of some of the Gaslamp’s oldest homes and buildings. Other tours include the San Diego highlight’s tour, where you will be taken on a guided walk through San Diego’s most popular attractions.
Don’t feel like walking? No problem! In addition to the many walking tours that are offered by the Gaslamp Museum as well as private companies, there are segway and bus tours. Hop on a segway tour and ride around the popular district or grab a seat on the Old Town Trolley Bus. The bus will take you around the Gaslamp Quarter, along to the Marina and even to the beautiful Coronado. No matter what sites you want to see, there is a tour to meet your every needs!
One of the most popular tours near the Gaslamp district can be found at the USS Midway Museum. The USS Midway is one of San Diego’s most infamous aircraft carriers and can be found a short walk away, along the Embarcadero, not far past Seaport Village. Once aboard, visitors can embark on an audio guided tour where you can learn about each of the more than 60 exhibits. From walking through living quarters to exploring the actual aircrafts on the Midway’s top deck, this audio tour is a great way to learn about the marine history of San Diego.
Other Ways to Explore Downtown’s Gaslamp
There are also many pedicabs available where you can ride along the streets of San Diego. They can be found at most of the city’s popular tourist attractions and cost anywhere from $10 to $15 a person. They are a great way to enjoy the view while relaxing and passing some of the Gaslamp’s most popular sites.
Finally, although it may not be an actual tour, many visitors choose to tour San Diego by trying out the area’s culturally diverse restaurants. Start along the water and dine al fresco at one of the many waterfront restaurants that offer beautiful views of the harbor. Continue your dining adventure with American or Mexican cuisine in the Gaslamp, and even exotic options such as Brazilian, Afghan and Persian. Mark the end of your culinary trip by stopping in Little Italy and enjoy the many authentic Italian restaurants of the area.