830 6th Avenue • San Diego, CA 92101 • (619) 531-8877

San Diego CA Area Guide

The Gaslamp Quarter is a National Historic District, where classically beautiful Victorian buildings house shops, dining, and hotels, including Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center. We are located in the center of downtown San Diego near the Convention Center, Horton Plaza Mall, Balboa Park, as well as attractions like San Diego's waterfront, Seaport Village and sporting venues such as Petco Park and Qualcomm Stadium.

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Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center

Also affectionately known as the Ramada St. James, Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center is an historic, boutique hotel that offers guests the best access to San Diego and the historic Gaslamp District. Guests will enjoy the classic, charming features of the hotel's 1913 Gaslamp District building, as well as modern amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi access and premium cable television. If you have questions about San Diego attractions, our knowledgeable staff is on hand 24/7 to assist you.

San Diego Conventions

Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center hotel is conveniently located less than one mile from the San Diego Convention Center. If you're coming to San Diego to attend a conference or industry event, our Gaslamp hotel is a relaxing lodging choice that dovetails nicely after the hustle and bustle of all-day business meetings or convention workshops. We are also just minutes from San Diego and the International Airport of San Diego.

San Diego & Gaslamp Attractions

Hands down, San Diego is Southern California's premier tourist destination, home to beaches, attractions, parks, and more. The world renowned San Diego Zoo, just 2 miles away from the hotel, is a must-see on any visitor's list. The Gaslamp Quarter is the heart of San Diego's tourist district. This historic neighborhood is home to shops, restaurants, tours, incredibly beautiful architecture, and a vibrant nightlife. And it's all outside the front door of Ramada Gaslamp.

San Diego Dining & Shopping

You'll find incredible shopping and dining opportunities all over San Diego, and of course in the Gaslamp District. Old Town San Diego is a wonderful destination for handmade crafts and local art. In the Gaslamp Quarter, shoppers will delight in unique gifts and mementos of San Diego, as well as an eclectic range of restaurants, from casual cafes to chic bistros. For upscale retail stores, head over to Horton Plaza Shopping Mall, steps away from Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center.

San Diego, California Area Attractions

  • Balboa Park - 2 miles
  • Convention Center - 0.8 miles
  • Downtown San Diego - 0 miles
  • Embarcadero/Port of San Diego - 1.6 miles
  • Gaslamp Quarter District - 0 miles
  • Harbor Excursions - 1.6 miles
  • Horton Plaza Shopping Mall - 0.2 miles
  • House of Blues - 0.2 miles
  • Old Town San Diego - 4 miles
  • Petco Park - 0.4 miles
  • Qualcomm Stadium - 10 miles
  • Safari Park - 32.1
  • San Diego Concourse - 0.8 miles
  • San Diego Zoo - 2 miles
  • Sea World - 5 miles
  • Seaport Village - 1.6 miles


  • San Diego International Airport (Lindberg Field) - 4 miles
  • Amtrak Train Station - 1 mile
  • Bus/Trolley - 0.1 mile

With amazing weather all year round, beautiful beaches, and hundreds of incredible attractions, San Diego, California is a marvelous tourist destination. There is such a huge variety of San Diego attractions - things for kids, things for adults, and everything in between. Following are a few top San Diego attractions - but really, it's just the tip of the San Diego iceberg.

If you have any questions about San Diego attractions or if you're looking for a particular thing to do and see while in Southern California, the Concierge desk of Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center is the perfect place to get your questions answered.

If you would like to see any current or future events in San Diego, please view our Ramada Event Calendar.