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Gaslamp Quarter Tours and Activities

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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 silver, gold, or platinum day 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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$44.00
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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

San Diego Gaslamp District Ghost Tour

San Diego Gaslamp District Ghost Tour

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Book Directly With San Diego Ghosts. Join San Diego Ghosts on a historic trek through the haunted Gaslamp District. Our walking ghost tour reveals the dark and seedy past behind one of the country’s sunniest cities. With our experienced tour guides, you will visit 8 - 12 of San Diego’s most haunted sites. We offer only authentic stories of the tragic past and unexplained phenomena that still haunts the “birthplace of California.” No matter what draws you to the supernatural, our Gaslamp District ghost tour will give you a unique and compelling experience that will leave you thinking long after.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.09
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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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$71.56
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1Hr GPS Self Guided Scooter Tour: Harbor/Gaslamp Quarter

1Hr GPS Self 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. Tour Highlights: • Little Italy • Maritime Museum • U.S.S. Midway • Seaport Village • Horton Plaza • Historic Gaslamp Quarter • Petco Park • Bankers Hill
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.11
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San Diego City Lights Night Tour

San Diego City Lights Night Tour

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Explore San Diego at night under the moonlight with this 1.5-hour city lights tour. Travel from the city’s Gaslamp Quarter to Balboa Park and the Embarcadero. Catch sights of the historic San Diego County Administration Center, the USS Midway Museum, and the Star of India. Plus ride to the top of the Coronado Bridge and see sights lit up all over the city, as well as some from Tijuana.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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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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$69.00
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San Diego Scenic Tour

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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$79.00
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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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$159.00
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$159.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.00
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San Diego Gaslamp Downtown Walking Tour

San Diego Gaslamp Downtown Walking Tour

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Go inside!! We Are the Only Tour Entering Locations! Covid willing. Warning-The citizens of the Gaslamp can be wild! If you are brave, adventurous and can rock city night life this if for you. It's a fun experience, it moves fast and downtown is crazy, join if you dare. Too much for you? Consider our Haunted Bus Tour. Enter Locations The only tour where you enter locations (if Covid is lifted). We have access to two locations and we are waiting another. Join us for a ghostly walking tour with dark history / true crime elements through San Diego's downtown Gaslamp District. SD's Downtown has a sorted history of gunslingers, brothels, killers, businessmen, and puppies. There are ghosts, ghouls, and according to the SD ghost hunters - the most active location in all of San Diego. Find out with us. Local Knowledge Only local Ghost Tour downtown. Our competitors are corporations not from SD, don't care about SD history/ghost. They care about your pocketbook. Go local, go with us!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$211.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$269.00
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The San Diego Tour from South Orange County
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The San Diego Tour from South Orange County

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Pack a ton of San Diego sights into one day during this San Diego tour with Orange County pickup and drop-off included. You’ll explore the beaches of La Jolla, Seaport Village, Downtown San Diego, and Coronado Island with three brothers who grew up in Southern California as your guides. Not only do your guides know the area well, they also know the best times to visit these popular spots for the best experience possible.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.10
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San Diego Gaslamp Harbor Segway Tour
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San Diego Gaslamp Harbor Segway Tour

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See San Diego the way you can only see it on two wheels. This private Segway tour takes you through one of San Diego’s most beloved neighborhoods. Start out in the Gaslamp Quarter, with tales of the area’s sordid history. The tour passes Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center. From there head down the Embarcadero to see sights like the Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, and the USS Midway.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.67
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GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure in San Diego

GoCar & Speedboat Land and Sea Adventure in San Diego

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Discover San Diego independently by mini speedboat and mini car with 2- to 4-hour rental. Hit the town (and water) solo or with a friend. Whether you’re on land or in the water you have the freedom to explore at your leisure. Recorded commentary and GPS guidance inside the car enable you to explore the city stress-free. The sightseeing route takes you past Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter, and more.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.98
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$213.34
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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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Come along for a fun-filled adventure of touring “America’s Finest City” – San Diego! From the white sand beaches of La Jolla to the oldest Spanish settlement of Old Town, the vibrancy of The Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Downtown San Diego, Little Italy, and Coronado Island, San Diego has it all! Whether on vacation with your family or in town for the day on business, you will be sure to fall in love with this city on the sea.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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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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"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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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour
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Super Saver: Self-Guided Speed Boat Adventure & iRide GPS Guided ScooterTour

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Electric Scooter & Speedboat Combo where you get to explore the bay in your very own speedboat then explore San Diego in your very own GPS guided storytelling scooter. This combo land sea adventure makes for the perfect day in San Diego. Both tours do not need to be taken on the same day.  Just book the day and time of the speedboat portion you want online and call the number above to book your scooter tour. After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a confirmation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.46
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Early Bird - Return By 12 Noon Special

Early Bird - Return By 12 Noon Special

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SAVE UP TO $50. The EARLY BIRD 1/2 DAY SPECIAL requires the vehicle be returned to the departure location by 12:00 PM. All for the price of 2 hours in a GoCar. Let GoCar take you off the beaten path through many of San Diego’s iconic parks like the Balboa Park and Petco Park on the way to Hillcrest and back. Snap some amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see the San Diego up close. You can even park and take a stroll along if you choose. On the way back explore the boutique shopping districts of Hillcrest. This tour is approximately two hours drive time at a slow pace and has several fun, informative detours and stop options along the way. If you want to extend the tour you have the option of taking the Oldtown loop at the end of the tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.72
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Gaslamp Quarter hours of operation?
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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.
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Should I book Gaslamp Quarter tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gaslamp Quarter can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Gaslamp Quarter 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gaslamp Quarter costs USD 20.00. Guided Gaslamp Quarter tours start around USD 20.00 per person.
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