Sure, San Diego is all about beaches and beautiful weather, but did you know that Downtown San Diego is home to a beautiful, historic, and exciting area called the Gaslamp Quarter?
SD’s Gaslamp Quarter, called “The Historic Heart of San Diego,” is located just a few streets from CISL San Diego. The streets are lined with historic buildings hosting some of the best restaurants and shopping in SD. When combined with Petco Park, Gaslamp is one of the coolest and most interesting areas in SD!
San Diego Gaslamp Highlights
Here are some of the few things to see and do when visiting the Gaslamp
- See a Padres baseball game at Petco Park
- Go on a Murder Mystery Tour
- See a movie at Horton Plaza
- Check out some of the incredible bars and restaurants restaurants
- Wine or beer tasting, anyone?
- Shop until you drop: the boutiques (and Horton Plaza) are awesome!
- Grab a drink and enjoy the view at Top of the Hyatt
Before going out in the Gaslamp, make sure you know these idioms about partying and nightlife.
Paint the town red
Definition: go out and enjoy oneself flamboyantly.
Example: We are going to paint the town red for your birthday!
Definition: relaxed and party without inhibitions/be yourself.
Example: She’s always so stressed. She needs to let loose a little!
Go out on the town
Definition: an evening where you go out to various restaurants, bars, etc. with friends.
Example: Did you guys go out on the town last night?
Have a night out on the town
Definition: the same as above
Example: Let’s have a fun night out on the town. I need to let loose!
Let one’s hair down
Definition: to behave in an uninhibited or relaxed manner.
Example: After all this studying, we need to let our hair down and go dancing.