THE GASLAMP QUARTER. Browse local markets, restaurants, & pubs, the perfect venue for Lunch! The area is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places as Gaslamp Quarter Historic District. Alonzo Horton developed the area in 1867 with hopes of creating a city center closer to the bay. The Gaslamp Quarter covers 16½ blocks of a historical neighborhood in Downtown San Diego and the site of several entertainment and nightlife venues.
CORONADO ISLAND Our final stop is Coronado Island and the world famous Hotel Del Coronado.
Coronado was discovered in the early 17th Century by Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino, naming it Las Yslas Coronadas.
In the nineteenth century, Under Spanish control, Coronado was a safe harbor by whalers. Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1821, issued land grants for various sections of California, creating the grand rancheros and haciendas including a land grant issued May 15, 1846, to Don Pedro Carrillo, who sold the property five months later to the American trading ship captain, Bezer Simmons, for $1,000.00.
Coronado changed hands over the next 39 November 19, 1885. The beginning of the luxurious Hotel Del Coronado.