Just north of downtown and Balboa Park, you'll find the largest selection of of dining options in the area, often al fresco. Hillcrest is the center of San Diego's LGBT scene, with nightclubs, eateries, inviting coffee houses, and indie boutiques. It's hip and walkable, which is important because parking can be scarce. An arthouse multi-screen cinema crowns a mixed-use complex on 5th. Hillcrest boasts the first street to be named in honor of Harvey Milk, the San Francisco gay rights pioneer.
Getting Around San Diego
The best way to get around San Diego is by car. A rental car will allow you to explore the whole San Diego region. Taxis are abundant throughout downtown and can be hired for $2.80 plus $3 per mile. San Diego's public transit system is economical to reach major attractions. Fares are generally $2.25 for a one-way ticket and $5 for a day pass. $2 will be added to your first purchase of a Compass Card, a reloadable card which can be used throughout the system. Downtown, the waterfront and certain neighborhoods like Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Hillcrest are well-suited for strolling.
- San Diego International Airport-SAN
Things to Do and See Near Hillcrest
- University of California, San Diego
- San Diego State University
- Qualcomm Stadium
- Cabrillo National Monument
- Balboa Park
- Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
- Cardiff State Beach
- San Diego International Airport
- Union Station
- Marine Corps Air Station Miramar