The Wild West is still a captivating notion. We are drawn to the concept that somehow the Wild West was a romantic era with great appeal. Let’s don’t forget this was a period of time preceding deodorant, and daily bathing.
Now add to this notion the attraction of Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, plus a dash of Wyatt Earp and you’ve got the ingredients to make for a fine dime novel.
The setting of such a book would be San Diego’s Gaslamp, of course that’s exactly where Wyatt Earp owned 4 saloons/gambling halls http://gaslamp.org/wyatt-earp. Born out of the American Entrepreneurial Spirit, the Gaslamp was to become San Diego at its heart. Men like William Heath Davis, and Alonzo Horton laid the foundation for San Diego to build a great city. You can read more about the history of the Gaslamp with this link Alonzo Horton and the Gaslamp Quarter Renaissance .
Modern San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is thriving with more than 100 restaurants, bars, taverns and nightclubs. There are more than 100 shops contained within the Quarter along with over 25 hotels nearby.
Nearby is San Diego’s Embarcadero. Embarcadero is a Spanish word meaning “landing place”. The east side of San Diego’s harbor is the Embarcadero and holds the same sizzle as does the Gaslamp. Seaport Village http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaport_Village entices cruise ship passengers to shop, dine and enjoy some of the country’s best everything while passing time in San Diego. Beyond Seaport Village is so much more to enjoy, like Anthony’s for seafood and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for beef. And the best Maritime Museum is located along the Embarcadero http://www.sdmaritime.org .
Beyond these pay for pleasure spots you can find over 50 freebies in San Diego, just click on this link http://www.sandiego.org . With over 33 beaches free to the public, free concerts and art shows, and much more to do with your time to help enjoy life, San Diego is truly America’s Finest City.