On a bluff east of the bay and west of Hillcrest, Mission Hills' stately homes nestle along well-manicured streets. University of California San Diego Medical center and other medical facilities are based here, so there is always a weekday buzz at hip, casual dining spots. Check out Presidio Hill and the historic site of Fort Stockton, which was taken, lost, and retaken by U.S. forces in the Mexican-American war of 1846-47. The area offers few accommodation options but plenty of charm in one of San Diego's best-kept original settlements.
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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.
Nearby Airports
  • San Diego International Airport-SAN
Airport Taxis
  • $15
Things to Do and See Near Mission Hills