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Not what I expected

So this is supposed to be a Bohemian neighborhood, the center of LGBT scene (we weren't here for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neighborhood with nice history and restaurants

Hillcrest has been known a very liberal neighborhood, with sizable and noticeable LGBT community... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alex L
San Diego, California
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“thrift stores” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So this is supposed to be a Bohemian neighborhood, the center of LGBT scene (we weren't here for that) and second hand clothes shops and many ethnic food places. Perhaps we came here on a midweek daytime, I didn't find the area that exciting. There...More

Thank IVegas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hillcrest has been known a very liberal neighborhood, with sizable and noticeable LGBT community here. Well, this is not what you come here for. You can find lots of interesting and fine restaurants in this area. And on Saturday Hillcrest has one of the best...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's so much to do! Amazing choice of eateries and groceries stores. And it's so close to Balboa, the park, the zoo, OB, the boulevard, mission and downtown.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is San Diego's coolest neighborhood, a city neighborhood in a huge city that often feels like a suburb. Great restaurants and coffee shops. Nice place to stroll.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Lots to do. The nicest people around! Great fun bars and awesome choices of places to eat with top notch service. Everything is so relaxed and chill here. Must go!!

Thank kevin s
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The diversity and kicked back lifestyle you feel in this area can only be experienced, not easily described. This area is predominantly LBGT and very open to all people, so leave your bias' and stereotypes at home... Enjoy the cafe's shops and culture!!!

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We rented a "cottage" near University and Normal for a week. The residential streets around this area are mostly little houses built in the 1920s, some of them updated, some not so much. It appears that many are used as vacation rentals. It's a picturesque...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I came to San Diego to an event and I must say this area was the place to be!!! Everyone was so Kind, The area was clean and plenty of restaurant s to choose from. Ill be back

Thank biteonce69
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We spen our Saturday here at the farmers market and then went over to the Hillcrest brewery. Got some great things at the market. Cheese, bread, pastries, t-shirts, plants, and good food.

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went to the hill crest district, much quieter than gas lamp, some lovely bars local area. Worth a look if you have a car

Thank Jane S
Nearby Restaurants
Great Maple
254 reviews
.01 km away
Baja Betty's
99 reviews
.40 km away
Hillcrest Brewing Company
28 reviews
.33 km away
Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano
35 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Diversionary Theatre
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.97 km away
J.A. Cooley Museum
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.46 km away
Lockdown Escape Rooms
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.62 km away
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22 October 2016|
Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I dont. I live locally. You can try goggling "hotels near hillcrest in san diego" that may give you a listing.
19 June 2015|
Response from eck0731 |
Define "this business", but in general, most businesses are gay friendly.