Best Shopping: This 16-block section of downtown is a national historic district filled with over 100 specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants. Numerous theaters and nightclubs call the Gaslamp Quarter home, so there's plenty to do after the sun sets. Shoppers can find cutting-edge fashion in quirky independent boutiques and retailers like Urban Outfitters, The Puma Store, Volcom and Quicksilver. Unusual shopping opportunities also abound, from the latest in skateboarding gear at Street Machine, to cigars hand-rolled on-site at the Cuban Cigar Factory, to outrageous pet fashions at Lucky Dog. You can park at Horton Plaza for 3 hours with a validation from their kiosk.
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