Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Fall in Love with San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter


It’s the third day of a new year and already I’m getting itchy feet! With family reunions coming up, my passport expiring, and a semi-hefty credit card bill to tackle from last year’s adventures, a lot of my travels are most likely going to be around the good old U.S. of A. this year. Not that that’s a bad thing of course! Any adventure is good adventure I always say!

My boyfriend always tells me that I fall in love with places to easily. I’ve left pieces of my heart in places like Edinburgh, London, Kauai, Paris, Boracay, and New Orleans. I know that there is a lot of shit bad things going on in the world, but there are also a lot of beautiful things too that are waiting for you if you just notice or seek them. I like to think that I keep my heart open wider than my eyes when I travel and that’s why I have such warm memories of these places. So what if I fall in love easily? Is that such a bad thing?

Still though, no matter how much I dream  plan joke  threaten  think about moving away from my home town I always reconsider. San Diego is an amazing place that I feel very lucky to call home. Plus, I really don’t want to test how long my sanity will last if I venture to far away from the convenience of having a well made plate of delicious carne asada fries just a two minute drive in any direction. Yes, it is that serious.

One of my favorite parts of San Diego is our Gaslamp Quarter, named for the many antique gas lamps that illuminate the district. It was developed in the late 1860s by Alonzo Horton who wanted to create a new city center closer to San Diego Bay. A varied mix of people, businesses, and ideologies flooded the gaslamp quarter throughout it’s development making it the scene for some of San Diego’s most fascinating characters and stories.

It’s inspiring to take a stroll through the Gaslamp Quarter. I am in love with the way the old buildings compliment the new developments. Could you imagine the stories these places could tell you if you listen?


Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego


Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego


Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego





13 responses to “Fall in Love with San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter”

  1. thesweatergiraffe Avatar

    As a Californian, I feel ashamed that I’ve never heard of this part of San Diego! It looks absolutely stunning, I definitely have to give it a look some day! 🙂

    1. Please do! We are blessed to have this place. It’s stunning and inspiring! Thanks you for reading ❤️

      1. thesweatergiraffe Avatar

        No problem, Jamie!

  2. Loved it. America’s finest city.

    1. Thanks for reading auntie! It sure is! We are blessed!

  3. Beautifully done it was like I was there and I live there

    1. Haha thanks dad! Glad you liked it!

  4. Ruby San Andres Avatar
    Ruby San Andres

    Having lived in different parts of California including San Diego, I am amazed with the people I have met on how they dreamed on vacationing or even moving to San Diego. The big financial/insurance companies I work with always choose San Diego for their conventions or conference – why not? It has a combination of all the bests you will find in every cities of California. From theme parks to landmarks to cuisines, etc and most of all the weather.

    1. It’s a wonderful place!

  5. Beautiful photos and nice post. I’ve had a chance to visit Gaslamp Quarter but it was years ago. Enjoyed the blast from my past…

  6. […] little yellow house on the corner of 4th and Island Avenue. Nestled in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter  sits downtown San Diego’s oldest surviving structure, The Davis-Horton House. Since the […]

  7. […] heard about this museum on a tour of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The guide briefly mentioned that one of the historical buildings once housed a saloon, a mortuary, […]

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