Attractions near the Gaslamp District

Petco Park
If you want to see what goes on behind-the-scenes at this infamous ballpark, consider taking the Petco Park guided tour. You can see the press box, walk through the Padres dugout, and stand in the middle of the field to see just how it feels to be a professional ball player. The 1-hour tour is a great choice for families and loyal baseball fans. 

Balboa Park
If you are looking for a kid-friendly attraction, venture just miles away from the district and take the family to Balboa Park. At the park, you can view different architecture, ride the carousel, take a trip on the miniature railroad, and even view the photographic arts building. Balboa Park is a great place to spend the day and unwind in the evening to have a beautiful picnic. 

The Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase
If you have a passion for vehicles of all sorts, you cannot forget to stop by the Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase. You will be given the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most iconic models you have only ever dreamed of seeing in person. This family-friendly event is open to the public and located just minutes from all of the most delicious restaurants in the Quarter. 

Live Entertainment
The Gaslamp District is known for a lot of things. One thing it is known most for is entertainment. If you enjoy live music, you can watch a number of different local and professional artists perform at one of the many venues located in the Gaslamp Quarter Downtown. At Croce's Restaurant and Bar, listen to live jazz as you enjoy American dishes. At Cafe Sevilla, enjoy Spanish dishes while you listen to local salsa and meringue musicians perform. At the Shout! House, you can watch pianists battle away while you sip and eat appetizers. If you are looking for food and entertainment at once, all of these venues should be on your list. 

The San Diego Zoo
Located inside Balboa Park is the San Diego Zoo. If you are up for an entire day of fun, the San Diego Zoo is sure to offer you the fun you want away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown. With more than 4000 different rare species calling the San Diego Zoo home, you will get the opportunity to view species you that are not only rare, but also endangered.