Wake up in the vibrant, eclectic, urban neighborhood of Hillcrest. From Uptown to Downtown, the Hillcrest Bed & Breakfast is a great base location for exploring all San Diego has to offer. Looking to make some memories? Check out Hostel Habibi, or the International Travelers House Hostel. For an extended stay or corporate travel, make sure to visit Vantaggio Suites, located on University Avenue! Explore all that Hillcrest has to offer the Hillcrest sign, the Hillcrest Farmers Market, Balboa Park, exciting nightlife, and diverse retail.
Hillcrest is centrally located to all of San Diego's top residential and tourists attractions! It truly is the heart of the city. The area is just minutes from downtown, the waterfront, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, and San Diego's best beaches. Hillcrest is an urban paradise with easy access by three of the area's five major freeways. It is a "family" destination, and a destination for families!
Featured Hillcrest Accommodations
Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast
Centrally located in the heart of Hillcrest, the Hillcrest House B&B provides the perfect blend of convenience and comfort to accent your next vacation.
3845 Front Street - 619.990.2441
ITH Zoo Hostel
Bright, minimally furnished mixed and single-sex dorms feature shared bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Complimentary amenities include area tours, and full breakfast and dinner.
3751 Sixth Avenue | 619.955.7723
Pet-friendly hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a computer station. Added amenities include laundry facilities, luggage storage, & nearby parking.
416 University Avenue - 619.220.4880
Laid back extended stay hotel with rooms that feature a desk, microwave, mini-fridges, flat screen TV's & free Wi-Fi. Laundry, communal kitchen & outdoor patio!
819 University Avenue | 619.955.7723
Alcazar Court Bungalows
A stylish and welcoming holiday destination featuring beautifully appointed bungalows in a unique courtyard setting. Features four - 1 bedroom bungalows and one - studio.
3804 Third Avenue - 619.800.4265
Hillcrest Bungalow Vacation Rental
A private accommodation that is perfect for the travel, who wants more space, more privacy and MORE VALUE! A 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen, patio w/bbq & 2 car port!
East Hillcrest - 619.990.2441
Eitol Towers Vacation Rental
Overlooking the well-known Hillcrest Pride flag, this one bedroom penthouse loft features designer furnishings, a well-equipped kitchen & King-size bed. The community is made up of 13 colorful towers surrounding one of Hillcrest's most upscale restaurant and lounge.
1642 University Ave. # 412 | 760.449.7760
Featured Hillcrest Tours, Attractions & Resources
Lambda Archives Hillcrest Walking Tours
Learn about San Diego's Historic Gayborhood. Peek in the secret garden. Visit the Hate Crimes plaque. Learn about some of the early gay and lesbian bars.
Joyce Beers Community Center
Located in The Hub Shopping Center, The Joyce Beers Community Center is a community meeting space that is available to the public to host meetings and events. Scheduling for the Community Center is handled by Regency Center's Lieutenant Spencer. To schedule or inquire about availability, please call 858-939-1836. Free underground parking is available for visitors of center.
Address: 3900 Vermont St.
San Diego Pride Block Party, Festival and Parade
Pride weekend in San Diego draws over 100,000 people to Hillcrest. The festivities include a music festival and fair, parade and Fabulous Hillcrest's Pride Block Party.
Hillcrest Pride Flag at Pride Plaza
A 65' tall flag pole with a 30' rainbow flag, this monument celebrates the diversity of our neighborhood and and serves to recognize Hillcrest as San Diego's official LGBT cultural district.
Hillcrest Pride Flag & Pride Plaza
Hillcrest is a unique neighborhood with hidden walls that act like an giant outdoor art gallery. Throughout the neighborhood you’ll find creative and colorful murals painted on every surface! Each neighborhood mural that highlight our city's history and own unique community characteristics. Some murals are more hidden than others, but once you discover these vibrant works of art, you will learn a little about San Diego's diverse cultural background it's rich history and the people who call it home. Mural Alley is a collection of murals spread throughout Hillcrest that are best seen on foot, and up close.
Featured San Diego Attractions
Balboa Park & Museums
Balboa Park is home to more than 17 museums, multiple performing arts venues, lovely gardens, trails, and many other creative and recreational attractions.
1549 EL Prado - 619.239.0512
A secluded section of beach just beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines on the Pacific Ocean. Voted & Rated as one of "Top Ten Beaches" and #1 Nude Beach in America.
Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
Visit Blacks Beach Online
Breweries & Beer Tastings
Explore the craft of micro-brewing. Every corner of San Diego County is soaked in craft beer and sunshine. Acquaint yourself with our Map & Guide.