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The epicenter of San Diego’s party scene, the lively Gaslamp Quarter offers much more than just pulsating nightlife. The charming downtown neighborhood is also rich with cultural museums, art galleries, concert venues, and symphony halls, plus loads of lovely alfresco eateries. But back to the nightlife: Clubs, dive bars, and cocktail lounges draw the university crowd, while diverse audiences fill the Spreckels and Balboa theaters for performing arts, comedy shows, and live music.

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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your or or two day trolley pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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$46.00

San Diego Gaslamp District Ghost Tour

San Diego Gaslamp District Ghost Tour

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If you enjoy a good fright you'll love this spooky supernatural tour of San Diego's Gaslamp District. Listen to ghost stories and true tales of creepy events at numerous places throughout this atmospheric district. Whether you're a first-time visitor to San Diego or a resident looking for a fun way to pass the time, this tour will let you see a different side of the Californian city.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.59
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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past

Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past

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Explore the best eats in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego on a walking tour with an expert guide who shares the inside scoop on the district's hopping restaurant and bar scene. Sample delicious dishes at several eateries, sip drinks, and learn about the history of the district as you discover its latest incarnation as a top nightlife destination. Colorful stories shared by your guide make the history of San Diego come to life on this 2.5-hour tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

GoCar Talking GoCar 2Hr Tour: Downtown & Old Town

GoCar Talking GoCar 2Hr Tour: Downtown & Old Town

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Explore San Diego’s Downtown and Old Town sights in a fun and fast-paced way—on a GoCar tour. This sightseeing adventure takes the stress out of reading a map, as the car talks and shows you the way with its in-built GPS. Enjoy hearing stories as you explore the city’s most popular areas, including Little Italy, Mission Hills, Presidio Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.46
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$86.46
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San Diego Gaslamp Downtown Walking Tour

San Diego Gaslamp Downtown Walking Tour

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While San Diego may be famous for its sunshine, the city also has a dark side lurking beneath the surface. Uncover the hidden history of gangsters, gunslingers, ghosts, and ladies of the night on an entertaining walking tour through the city's historic Gaslamp Quarter. It's the only haunted history tour in San Diego that actually goes inside buildings for a closer look at what goes bump in the night (pending COVID restrictions).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

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Explore San Diego at your own pace with a full-day ticket to ride a hop-on, hop-off trolley through the city. Simply board the trolley at your cruise ship’s port of call and visit historic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods at eleven centrally-located stops. Get a glimpse of California’s past in Old Town then see the magnificent ships that moor at the bustling waterfront; grab a spot on a beach to watch surfers catch breaking waves, and try to spot the famous ghost at the elegant Hotel del Coronado.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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The San Diego Tour: La Jolla, Old Town, Gaslamp and Coronado Island
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The San Diego Tour: La Jolla, Old Town, Gaslamp and Coronado Island

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This comprehensive city tour is ideal for first-time visitors to San Diego who want to see and experience the highlights without the hassle of finding their own way around. With a small group you'll visit the white-sand beaches of La Jolla, the Spanish settlement of the Old Town, the Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado Island, and more. Find your new favorite spots to visit independently later.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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San Diego Scenic Tour
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San Diego Scenic Tour

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In just four hours, experience the scenic highlights of San Diego and its neighboring areas. Watch sea lions and pelicans on the beaches of La Jolla and capture fantastic views from the top of Mt Soledad. Soak up the Old World elegance of the mansions and Hotel Del on Coronado Island, and find peace in the urban oasis of Balboa Park. Wind through downtown and Old Town San Diego, learning about the city’s history along the way. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour limited to just 14 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Magic on The Move Tour

Magic on The Move Tour

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Discover the city’s sordid past on a magical stroll through the famous Gaslamp Quarter. Through tricks, tales, and interactive experiences, you’ll gain a unique and entertaining perspective of San Diego’s former red-light district. You’ll see how the underbelly of California’s first city thrived and how it paved the way for con artists, schemers, and scammers in their original places of ‘business’—today some of the city’s most treasured landmarks. The only historical tour that utilizes magic and illusion to illustrate the rich history of the Gaslamp Quarter.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

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San Diego is a big city and sightseeing while visiting can usually take a long time on foot and you could miss out on things if riding by vehicle. Instead, book this San Diego Harbor and Gaslamp Quarter Self-Guided Scooter Tour, and go through the city on a scooter. See the Seaport Village, Little Italy, the Maritime Museum, Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, and Bankers Hill.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.11
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"Drink, Ride, Sing, & Dance!" Bar Tour (4 bars included)

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From beginning to end count on a great time! MEET. MAKE MEMORIES. REPEAT. 4 bars in 1 night is the plan - LET'S DO IT!! - You'll start things off with a FREE drink & complimentary bull ride at our meeting location, Double Deuce! Guest with may also take advantage of drink specials that are exclusively available to us. - We'll then move the group to the second bar for some fun karaoke action! Exclusive drink specials available. - Next up, we'll continue the excitement by watching & dancing to an always upbeat live band at the third bar. Exclusive drink specials available. - We'll then end the night at a local favorite where dancing on the bar top is encouraged while the DJ does his thing. So. Much. Fun!!!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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San Diego City Tour
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San Diego City Tour

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Discover the sun-drenched attractions of San Diego on this 4-hour city tour covering the city’s top neighborhoods, historic sites and parks. Over the course of your trip, you’ll check out the museums of Balboa Park, admire the historic architecture of the Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town and explore the mansions and beautiful coast in La Jolla, plus much more. It’s a great chance to pack in lots of landmarks in a short period of time. This San Diego sightseeing tour also includes round-trip hotel transport, a guide and optional upgrades to include visits to the USS Midway and Seaport Village.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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San Diego Early Bird Segway Tour

San Diego Early Bird Segway Tour

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Explore San Diego's historic downtown and waterfront in a fun, eco-friendly way on a morning Segway tour. Beat the crowds and avoid the hassle of driving as you roll through the charming Gaslamp Quarter and along the harbor on a self-balancing electric scooter. The tour includes a 30 minutes of training and practice so you can confidently scoot around one of America's most livable cities while a guide shares interesting anecdotes and history along the way.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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Private Walking Tour San Diego: Little Italy and Gaslamp Quarter

Private Walking Tour San Diego: Little Italy and Gaslamp Quarter

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Explore two of San Diego's most interesting neighborhoods without being jostled in a crowd on this private walking tour of Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter. It's like having a local friend show you around the city, with a dedicated guide who knows the history behind Victorian buildings, historic hotels, and vibrant businesses founded by Italian immigrants. Stop along the way for gelato, coffee, or whatever you desire.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$213.62
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$213.62
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San Diego Harbor Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game

San Diego Harbor Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game

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Enjoy a guided walking tour of beautiful and interesting parts of San Diego while following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the tour. Play the game on your smartphone with your group as the game guides you through the city. Score points for correct answers and try to get the high score on the leaderboard. See major attractions as well as less-known gems of San Diego on this unique scavenger hunt and walking tour. Play any time that fits your schedule! There is no in-person guide you have to wait for! Tour several key sections of San Diego - Little Italy, Downtown, Gaslamp Quarter, and the Marina. Your group of 2 to 6 people works together to solve the 24 challenges on the scavenger hunt. Wear comfortable shoes! You'll walk about 4 miles along this scavenger hunt tour. Explore the city at your own pace Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends Discover San Diego's hidden gems and historic sights Perfect for all ages
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$24.50
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$24.50
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San Diego Gaslamp Segway Tour

San Diego Gaslamp Segway Tour

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Explore San Diego by Segway on this comprehensive tour. Led by a local guide, learn about the city’s major landmarks and history while passing top attractions like Balboa Park, the USS 'San Diego' Memorial, Petco Park and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Snacks and beverages are included along the way, as well as a brief safety session to ensure that you feel completely comfortable hitting the streets on your Segway.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00

Ultimate Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour

Ultimate Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour

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Take the guesswork out of your sightseeing in San Diego and book a half-day private tour with an ultimate itinerary. Leave the driving to a personal guide who accompanies you by luxury car or SUV to the city’s major attractions. Stroll the landscaped gardens of Balboa Park, explore the historic Gaslamp Quarter, drive across the bridge to visit Coronado Island or discover the cliffside enclave of La Jolla. On this tour, set your own pace at the sights that interest you most!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$269.00
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$269.00

Coronado Island Segway Tour

Coronado Island Segway Tour

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Traveling by Segway is not only fun and different, but allows you to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. On this guided and narrated morning or afternoon tour, explore downtown San Diego and admire gorgeous views of San Diego Bay from the Embarcadero. Take a ferry ride to Coronado Island to check out still more sights, including pretty Coronado Beach and the historic Hotel del Coronado.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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$229.00
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San Diego Tour

San Diego Tour

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With year-round perfect weather, beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and top-notch cultural attractions, San Diego embodies the best of Southern California. Discover its many delights on a morning tour that takes you through this city's most charming areas, from the leafy promenades and fountains of Balboa Park to the legendary Hotel del Coronado and historic urban streets of the Gaslamp Quarter. Skip the stress of driving and let a local guide show you around town, making several stops to soak up the sunny ambiance and do some California dreamin’ of your own.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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The San Diego Highlights Tour

The San Diego Highlights Tour

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Experience San Diego’s scenic highlights and historic landmarks on a full-day tour of the 'America's finest city'. Listen to the legends behind San Diego's most important sites as you skirt the bay to Coronado Island, explore the Embarcadero then follow lush roads into Balboa Park’s elegant gardens and museums. Pause to find lunch in a Gaslamp Quarter restaurant, take in La Jolla’s world-class shopping district and sweeping coastline and finish your day in the heart of downtown San Diego.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.00
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$211.00
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Private San Diego Segway Fanatic Tour
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Private San Diego Segway Fanatic Tour

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Explore San Diego on a private Segway tour, providing the ability to cover more ground than a walking tour but still enjoy the fresh Southern California air. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise along the San Diego Embarcadero, and see interesting sights along the waterfront. Check out areas like Little Italy and Balboa Park, and glide through the popular Gaslamp Quarter.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Sunset Cliffs Cruise

Sunset Cliffs Cruise

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The Sunset Cliffs Cruise is in our cool open top vans. We cruise the harbor and see the San Diego Bay and Ocean Beach on the way to the Cliffs. The Cliffs is the westernmost part of California is know for its Sunset Views. We have a lot of fun with music and beverages for the cruise
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$213.34
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1 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1 Hour GPS Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

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This GPS guided scooter tour takes you on a multi-cultural tour of San Diego, starting in Little Italy, where you learn about the rise and fall of San Diego’s Italian population, your tour continues past the maritime history museum, the USS Midway, and into beautiful Seaport Village. You also get to travel past Horton Plaza which just begs be visited again after the tour ends. After Horton Plaza you make your way into the heart of San Diego, with a quick loop around the Home of San Diego Padres, and into the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, which after its reinvention is MUCH more family friendly then it used to be. As you leave the Gaslamp Quarter you will enter Banker’s Hill with is unique shops, also borders the always beautiful Balboa Park.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.44
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Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
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Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour

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We've done all the delicious research to guide you to 5 of the most delicious food spots in Downtown San Diego. This is an experience you couldn't do on your own. We have relationships with the best food partners in The Gaslamp Quarter, so you can enjoy 5 food tastings (large portion sizes) in 3 hours. We have 10+ years experience curating food tours in 6 U.S. cities and Paris. When it comes to food tours, we know what we're doing. In addition to all the amazingly delicious foods you'll be eating, your guide will discuss the history, culture and food scene of Downtown San Diego. So, lace up your comfy sneakers, bring your appetite, and we'll take care of the rest.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Gaslamp Quarter hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.