Gaslamp Quarter


Federal Government Parks – The Federal Building Parks, located above a parking structure in the heart of the Downtown San Diego feature synthetic turf rectangles and a decomposed granite path lined by benches and shade trees. The local workforce uses the space for breaks and occasional pick-up soccer games.

Location: North of F Street, between Union and First streets.

Gaslamp Square – Gaslamp Square welcomes visitors to the Historic Gaslamp Quarter at its southern end with a brick-paved open plaza, trees planted in grates along the eastern edge.

Location: South side of the L Street intersection, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue at the Fifth Avenue and Harbor Drive trolleys.

Horton Plaza – The historic Horton Plaza is named for Alonzo Erastus Horton, known as the “father” of contemporary San Diego. The park features a beautiful domed fountain designed by Irving Gill; it was the first water fountain in the United States to have electric lights. Brick walkways and gardens complement the fountain and allow shoppers and visitors the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty and history of this unique and beautiful slice of San Diego history. Locals may recognize Horton Plaza as the backdrop to NBC 7’s street-side studio.

Location: South of Broadway, between Broadway Circle and Fourth Avenue, on the northeast corner of Horton Plaza

Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade – Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade is a linear park that stretches from Market Street to PETCO Park and connects Children’s Museum Park, Children’s Park, and Gaslamp Square.

Horton Plaza Square – Coming in 2016


Charter Schools of San Diego
Phone: 858-678-2020
Ages Served: Grades 7 – 12

Location: Westfield Horton Plaza, 324 Horton Plaza #11, San Diego, CA 92101


Spreckles Theatre – Classic, early-20th-century theatrical venue hosting ballets, musicals, comedians & symphonies. More info.

Location: 121 Broadway #600, San Diego, CA 92101

Asian Pacific Thematic District – San Diego’s historic Chinatown, is an eight-block district adjacent to and in part overlapping with the Gaslamp Quarter Historic District. More info.

Location: 328 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum –  Website.

 Location: 328 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Horton Plaza – Horton Plaza is a five-level outdoor shopping mall located in Downtown San Diego known for its bright colors, architectural tricks, and odd spatial rhythms.

Location: 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

William Heath Davis House Museum – The William Heath Davis House, built in 1850, is the oldest house in San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter. There are house tours available every day but Monday. Walk inside and you will be transported back to the Victorian Era, where each room represents a different period and function. Book a tour.

Location: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Community Groups

Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation


Location: 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-233-4692

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