HW’s Historic Ghost Tour of the Gaslamp Quarter provides the thrills you’d expect from such an experience while also giving you an entertaining history lesson of San Diego’s downtown, which actually has quite a ribald past. Just before the turn of the 20th Century, downtown San Diego was populated mostly by saloons and “gentlemen’s clubs” which attracted a wild variety of people to the area including famous gunman Wyatt Earp. Your knowledgeable and entertaining guide, HW, provides a thrilling and entertaining narrative as he guides you through the streets of downtown, informing you of all of the long-gone establishments and the surviving buildings which are still said to be haunted by some of the former pleasure-seekers of the past. Exploring the Gaslamp and keeping an eye out for century-old ghosts is a blast, and one of the most uniquely San Diego things to do.
Tours led by HW depart on Thursday and Saturday nights at 8:00PM and leave from in front of the Horton Grand Hotel on the corner of 4th and Island. HW is there dressed the part of a 19th Century gentlemen and you’ll know from the moment you arrive and meet him that you’re in for an experience you will never forget. Armed with countless entertaining anecdotes, HW charges $15 per person for his tour which lasts a little over an hour. Those who purchase this FunGig should plan on arriving 15 minutes before the tour departs. Be aware that this isn’t a spook-fest like The Haunted Trail where costumed creatures will jump out and startle you, this is a paranormal adventure that will show you where to look for orbs and wandering spirits and educate you about the haunted history of one of the most popular destinations in town. If you’re looking for out of the ordinary things to do in San Diego this weekend, purchase HW’s FunGig of a walking ghost tour of the Gaslamp Quarter and you’ll spend an entertaining evening rediscovering San Diego’s downtown.