Gaslamp Quarter Historic Food Tour

San Diego, CA

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Explore San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter on this historic food tour where you will get a taste of the city's rich history and culture and enjoy some tasty treats along the way!

  • Tour provider has been featured in 944 Magazine, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Gaslamp Quarter Insider, and
  • Discover downtown San Diego's questionable past, hear about the scandals of the Stingaree District, brothels, and how it became the city it is today
  • Enjoy tastings at up to 4 restaurants which may include gourmet pizza, Mediterranean cuisine, Mexican specialties, signature cocktails, delicious desserts and more


San Diego, CA
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Wednesday and Thursday - 5:30 PM
Friday - 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM
Saturday - 11:00 AM, 5:30 PM & 2:00 PM
Sunday - 2:00 PM

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Essential Information
  • All ages are welcome, however it is recommended for participants to be at least 21 years of age so they can participate in the alcohol tastings
  • Participants can expect to walk about 1.5 miles on a relatively flat route
  • Food and drinks are sample-sized and are not served at each stop
2.5 hours
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Maximum Participants
You will be accompanied by other tour participants, with a maximum of 15 per tour. For groups larger than 6 please contact Cloud 9 Living directly for pricing.
This experience is only available to those on the tour.
Weather Dependent
This experience is not weather dependent and is held rain or shine regardless of weather conditions. Always contact your experience provider with any questions about weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for walking and weather conditions. It is suggested that you wear what you'd normally wear out to dinner. If you are planning to go out in the Gaslamp Quarter after, weekend evenings tend to be dressier.
How much walking is involved?
This tour will cover approximately 1.5 miles on a flat surface. You will be on your feet for the majority of the tour, but you will be walking at a leisurely pace.
Are children allowed?
This tour is recommended for ages 21 and up.  All ages are allowed, however, some topics may be a little adult for young children. Please use your discretion.
Can food allergies and dietary restrictions be accommodated?
This tour can accommodate vegetarian diets, but unfortunately cannot accommodate vegan diets or gluten-free.
What happens if it rains?
This tour will run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly for expected weather conditions.
Is gratuity included?
Gratuity for your tour guide is not included, but is appreciated if you enjoy the tour. Recommended gratuity is $5-9 per person.
How much food is included?
This is a historic tour with food and drink samples. Drinks are served "sample-sized", and are not served at each stop.

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Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

Customer Reviews
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“Amanda was great! Was a really fun experience!”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Cheers to good food and a fun guide! I hope you made some fun new memories in San Diego!
“Angela was super awesome. We really enjoyed the tour with her. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the area. We definitely want to come back again! Thank you for a wonderful experience! -Xuan P”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Xuan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write in about your experience! Angela will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with her - I'll be sure to pass along your kind words. Cheers to great new memories in San Diego! Let us know when you feel like exploring another city. Best, Inah
“Our tour guide Mark was great. He entertained us with fun stories about life in SD and the history of the area. The food choices were delicious!”
“Mark was great in every way! He was hospitable and informative and fun and and on and on and on. The food was delicious and had generous portions and the drinks were paired nicely. What a great way to spend part of my day in San Diego.”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Debbie, That's what we love to hear! Mark will be so excited that he played a part in making your visit to San Diego so special, I'll be sure he gets your kind words. Cheers to good food in a good city! Cheers, Inah
“The tour guide was freaking amazing, I will not only coming back, I want to check every tour he has to go and take advantage. Great knowledge and me and my wife felt great in all restaurants and places. Att Andretti Santiago P.S. This site must have something to provide tips for the Tour guide, I never carry cash and I wanted to give him a tip.”
“The experience of the tour was insightful and fun. ”
“Stefan was great. The tour was perfect with the right mix of walking and resting. My friend and I took Amtrak from Orange County for a day trip to San Diego. Tour was in walking distance of the train station. Perfect. Tour ended about 2 miles from train station. We took a bicycle taxi back to Amtrak. Perfect day. My only downer is the tour guide need to wear something that says I'm the tour guide. I walked past Stefan twice and only found him when I called the tour company. Maybe a bright colored shirt or sign. Anyhow, we enjoyed the experience, the food, and the stories. We will plan another day trip soon. Please tell Stefan he rocks and keep this day job!”
“We enjoyed the experience, but felt it was too expensive for what it was. ”
“We met with Stephan for our tour. He was really nice, knowledgeable and funny. We truly enjoyed our time together and with our guide, Stephan. Thank you.”
“Stefan was great!! He was very knowledgeable of the Gaslamp Quarters. The only thing I would change is to have more restaurant stops. We went to 3 restaurants and 1 cupcake stop -- I would have liked to try a little bit more.”
“Katie was our tour guide. She is absolutely perfect for this position. She's funny, perky, extremely knowledgeable of the history of the Gaslamp district, and provided a wonderful introduction to San Diego to us newcomers to the area.”
“Our tour guide, Katie was friendly, funny and extremely accommodating. She had the facts, the humor and desire to make the tour experience fun for each person on the tour. The staff at each restaurant we visited were warm and food was great! ”
“Lance was a fabulous guide. He knew a lot about the gas lamp district and offered unique facts about the city. He also directed us in the right directions for other great things to do while in San Diego. In addition, he told us about things that even people who live in San Diego did not know. My wife and I had a great time and would recommend this tour to everyone.”
“The tour was great and our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the Gas Lamp district and San Diego. I declined to answer the age question because on our tour, we brought our kids (in their 20s) and with us. the tour was thoroughly enjoyed by all, including the history discussion.”
“This tour is not as decribed. We went to four not five resterants. Very disapointed in the samples we were given. No coctails were offered and the food was on the lower end. The tour guide was nice and knowledgeable but I would not recomend this tour to anyone.”
“The package we purchased was supposed to include five stops for food or beverage tastings. We had only four and the restaurnats were not up to our expectations. We assumed it would be a little higher end and we would get to sample a signature dish or cocktail. Also, the description stated that all of the tastings would add up to a meal. That is not a true statement. Corn on the cobb and a slider is not a meal. We were very hungry when it was over. Our guide was very pleasant. The buildings she showed us were interesting and we enjoyed that part of the tour. But I would not recomend this tour. ”

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