San Diego Walking Tour: Gaslamp, Little Italy, and Marina District is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking.
Downtown San Diego is a living tribute to history and revitalization. The Gaslamp Quarter followed up its boisterous boomtown years-the late 1800s, when Wyatt Earp ran gambling halls and sailors frequented brothels lining 4th and 5th Avenues-with a long stint of seediness, emerging only recently as a glamorous place to live and play. Little Italy, once a bustling Italian fishing neighborhood, got a fresh start when the city took its cause to heart. Highlights: The restored gas lamps that give the Gaslamp its name; the juxtaposition of old and new architecture; Little Italy's sidewalk cafes. Best Time to Go - morning or early afternoon.