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! Visit the San Diego LGBT Visitors Center at the foot of the Hillcrest sign, and discover the areas best tours and attractions and discover how easy Hillcrest is to navigate, easy to get to, and easy too park!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
San Diego LGBT Visitors Center
San Diego's OFFICIAL travel resource for LGBT tourists and our allies. We provide the most trusted and useful information, maps, tours, tickets and local recommendations.
529 University Avenue - 619.432.LGBT (5428)
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. 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. Pick up a free map at 529 University Avenue or online at the link below.
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.
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
Cabrillo National Monument
Commemorating the landing and discovery of San Diego Bay, this National Mounment is located at the tip of the Point Loma Peninsula.
1549 EL Prado - 619.239.0512
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
This historic cemetery sits on the Point Loma Peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean and San Diego bay. Final resting place for generations of American heroes.
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
Hidden San Diego - Fort Rosecrans
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.
San Diego Beaches
With over 70 miles of beaches that includes intricately carved coastal bluffs, arches and sea caves, San Diego's beaches have inspiring panoramic ocean views, swimming, surfing, sunbathing and more.
San Diego Beaches
San Diego County is home to a dozen Vegas style action & entertainment! They feature full-service resorts with shopping, spas, golf, museums and showrooms!
Visit San Diego Casinos Online
A maritime museum located along the waterfront in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. The museum consists of the aircraft carrier USS Midway.
910 N. Harbor Drive - 619.544.9600
San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
A 100 acre zoo home to 3,500 rare and endangered animals and a 1,800 acre safari wildlife sanctuary. Considered to be the world's best animal rescue & sanctuary.
12920 Zoo Drive
Seaworld San Diego
An animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California, United States, inside the city's Mission Bay Park.
500 Seaworld Drive - 619.222.4732