After a quick stop in Old Town San Diego, we headed to the Gas Lamp Quarter of San Diego. And WOW what a treat that was. The gas lamps that were popular in San Diego during the 19th and 20th century is where this area gets it name. Although I am a SoCal gal I had never been to this area. Shocking huh? Anyway, I fell in love. I felt like I had been transported into another era yet at the same time it was a hip place. However, it wasn't too hip. B called it a messier kind of hip ( in a good way). Sometimes when I travel to cities I often feel like a country mouse even though I grew up in LA. But here I felt just right.Now back to the feeling of being in another era. I was amazed by the architecture. It turns out that this area is " one of the largest and most architecturally significant historic districts in the country." There are many beautiful buildings that will transport you to simpler times.You will find a mix of Victorian, Baroque, Spanish, Renaissance Revival and many other styles of architecture. One of my favorite buildings was the Yuma Building and it you click here, you can see what it was like in yesteryear.
Needless to say I had a great time exploring San Diego. If you can't make it out here yet, I bet there are many historical gems in your town for you to still discover.