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  • The Gaslamp Quarter, which hosts San Diego's Mardi Gras celebration each year, has over 90 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. These structures span a broad range of architectural styles, including Victorian commercial, Spanish Renaissance revival, Baroque, Oriental, and others.



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Mardi Gras 2019 is Tuesday, March 5th

Southern California Nightlife

In a metropolitan area as geographically large and cultutrally diverse as San Diego, the nightlife options are legion. That said, there are a few spots that can be counted on for a good time.


The San Diego area is home to a number of casinos, which offer shows, gaming, dining, adult beverages, and more....

Beach Communities
Areas like Mission Beach and Impeial Beach are full-fleged cultural outposts of their own. Here you'll find good seafood, mexican, and local eatreies as well as beach bars, and local favorite watering holes. See the San Diego Daytime Activity page for a list of beach communities.


Gaslsmp Quarter
This is the spiritual home of god times in San Diego. The Gaslamp hosts Mardi Gras every year, and the general vibe isn't far off the rest of the year. There are dozens of rstaurants, bars, and clubs scattered throughout the district. This is where san Diego goes to party.

San Diego | Daytime Activities | Dining | Parades, Krewes, Events & Calendar

San Diego Feature Stories

Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp - A Brief History of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter


I have visited San Diego, but not for Mardi Gras. As a result some of this information has been taken from the Gaslamp Quarter Association, the San Diego Convention & Visitors Burreau, and other sources.