Fall in Love with San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

 

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?

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Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

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Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

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Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Autumn Aquarius Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

 

 

 

 

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Jamie is a writer with a passion for adventure, history, and more. When she’s not out exploring the world, Jamie is at home in sunny San Diego, CA chasing sunsets and carne asada fries, preoccupied with research, or invested in a good book and a cup of tea.

12 thoughts on “Fall in Love with San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter

  1. 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.

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