San Diego - Gaslamp Highlights

4.62 (66 ratings)
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Play a city exploration game and stroll through the historic Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, experiencing what was once home to sailors, working girls, and bustling industry. Crack codes and solve riddles to learn stories about the history of this colourful district.

Are you ready to discover San Diego?
Please note that this game ends in a different place than it starts.

Starting point: Gaslamp Historical Sign
Endpoint: Balboa Theatre

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  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families
  • Don’t enter the places, not part of the experience
  • Game ends in another place than it starts

Places you will visit


It will take you

109-139 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


  • Wander through the same streets that housed notorious brothels, gambling halls, and a little bit of mischief.

  • Take a ride with the ghosts to room 309 in one of San Diego’s oldest hotels.

  • Smell the sweet flavors of historical pie as you imagine a much simpler time.

  • Meet a fortune teller that only wants the best for her girls.


After spending years away from the port, you are finally returning home. 

Your adventures on the high seas can’t last forever and the hole in your heart has only widened from not seeing the love of your life, Amelia. She has been waiting years for your return in a dangerous and scary town. 

Will you find her, or has it swallowed her whole?

Game route

Starting point Gaslamp Historical Sign
501 L St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Finish point Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Macy Steen

15 Mar 2023


16 Jan 2023

Mason Burrow

15 Jan 2023
it was confusing and fun

Christie Massie

20 Dec 2022
great and fun way to see the Gaslamp District!


20 Dec 2022

What does a
game look like?

  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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