The historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego stretches 16 1/2 blocks (from Broadway to Harbor and from 4th to 6th Avenues). Its name comes from the many gas lamps lit here at the turn of the 19th century. This area is home to 94 historical buildings (mostly Victorian). Many of them are still used today as restaurants, clubs, and stores. Also home to Croce's Top Hat Bar and Grill. Owned by the wife of THE late Jim Croce, its got two restaurants, three bars, features local and national music acts. You've got the picture, right? Nice, upscale, trendy. Often pricey. In fact, the Gaslamp Quarter deserves its own My Town Monday post one of these days.
We're somewhere between September 26 and November 1st.
On a Friday or Saturday evening between 6:00pm and 1:00am. Or a Sunday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 7:00pm to 11:00pm.
Teens line the street at Fourth Avenue and Market, waiting for their turn to enter The Haunted Hotel. For about $15, they wander down dark, shadowy halls, peering into spooky rooms. Each room features a different horror flick. Yikes. A veritable frightfest.
Child #2 and some other high water polo players joined the throng of shriek-seekers Saturday night. Child #2 tried to convince me it really wasn't all that scary. Ha! I'm not fooled. The Haunted Hotel is so not for me.
Please visit Travis Erwin, the guy who spearheads My Town Mondays. He's got some music going on this week. Not to mention he'll have a list of links to other Mondayers.