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!

  • This experience 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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Monday 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30 PM
Friday, Saturday 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM & 5:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM


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
  • Contact Old Town San Diego Food Tour directly if you have any dietary restrictions
2.5 hours
Experience Provider Info
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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 Virgin Experience Gifts 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 received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No cancellations or rescheduling requests will be allowed. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
based on 19 reviews.
Scott was awesome as a guide. He was really a sweet kid. With a dramatic flair for the gas lamp district’s history.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Meredith, I truly appreciate you taking a moment to leave us this review! I am thrilled to know that you had a great time on your food tour and had an amazing tour guide with you along the way. I hope we can give you more awesome experiences soon to come. Regards, Briana
Nice variety of restaurants, was and drink was delicious. I loved ended the evening with ice cream! I was in a small group of 6 so we it was nice and intimate and everyone was great. Our guide was knowledgeable and accommodating for my dietary needs. Good price for the value.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Meaghen, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am overjoyed that your day was full of flavor and fun. It is so good to know that you had plenty of delicious options to choose from and a fantastic tour guide to experience this with. I hope we can give you more tasty times in the future!  Regards, Briana
We had a great time and Stefan, our guide, was awesome!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Elena! That's so great to hear! Thanks for sharing - I'll pass along your praise to our awesome partners. Cheers, Jake.
Amanda was great! Was a really fun experience!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
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 Virgin Experience Gifts
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
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