Plants and trees that remained green all year have a special meaning for people in the winter and the holidays. For generations, the Christmas tree has adorned homes, shops and hotel lobbies, decorated with lights, homemade ornaments, flowers, or delectable treats. The Gaslamp Quarter has many beautiful trees decorated magnificently. Plan a visit to the Gaslamp Quarter and stop in to see the following trees!
This 7 foot tall tree in the corner of this great restaurant/ is layered in Booze! Yes, each of the tree’s layers are filled with popular brands of booze that have been merrily consumed at barleymash. On top of the tree is a bottle of Claseazul Silver (a specialty tequila.) When viewing the tree, grab a table and enjoy a plate of “iron fries” and look at their extensive beer/ wine list or specialty cocktails.
The Sushi Lounge on market not only has stunning sushi and delectable cuisine, but a beautiful tree as well. Take a look at all of the great holiday cards they have acquired this season!
For baubles and bangles as well as finding specialty fashion pieces that your typical department stores don’t have, you want to go to Dolcetti Boutique. The tree in their window is decorated by the owner’s mother every year with a different theme! This year hand crafted woodland creatures peek out from the branches and lights.
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
This hotel, located at 660 K Street, has altogether 8 trees on the property, and are all beautifully decorated by Evergreen Interiors. The one in the lobby next to the Soleil@K restaurant is truly stunning at 14’ high, and adorned with maroon and gold decorations , wrapped golden packages and twinkling lights. Grab a cocktail at the Soleil@K bar and sit in one of the cushy chairs in the lobby enjoying the elegant holiday atmosphere. You can also go up to one of the best roof top bars, Altitude and overlook downtown san Diego and the lights of the city.
Hard Rock Hotel
This is truly a one of a kind tree! This 12 foot guitar covered in holiday greenery is right next to a “step and repeat” (the vinyl banner/ backdrop at many red carpet events) Post a picture of yourself in front of the backdrop, and pretend like your partying like a rock star on the red carpet.
The Pendry San Diego
This elegant tree sits in the lobby of the beautiful Pendry Hotel. Grab a drink at the 5th and Rose bar then sit by the fireplace and take in the ambiance and exquisite interiors of this new Gaslamp Quarter gem!
The Smoking Gun
The Smoking Gun’s 15 foot Noble Fir has a fun 70s-80s vibe to it. This tree is decorated with throw back ornaments, tinsel, and Hamms beer cans! Take in a shuffle board game and soak up the cool side of yule tide at the Smoking Gun.
The Dublin Square Irish Pub
Truly one of the coziest places in the Gaslamp Quarter! Grab a pint and snuggle up with your loved ones in this beautifully decorated Irish Pub on Fourth Ave.
Right in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter! This tree stands tall complete with ornaments decorated by each employee, and red tickets signed by those who donated to a needy family in San Diego this season. Grab a Dusty Rabbit at the bar and take in the festive holiday season.