Welcome to Hillcrest

San Diego's colorful epicenter of culture and diversity

Rainbow flags hanging from shops and restaurants signal your entrance into Hillcrest, San Diego’s official LGBT cultural district. This hip, uptown neighborhood is just a few minutes from downtown and Balboa Park, with a great nightlife scene, locally-owned shops, vibrant restaurants, and pedestrian-friendly streets. People of all ethnicities and sexual orientations make Hillcrest San Diego’s most diverse neighborhood. Known for it’s tolerance and acceptance, Hillcrest is home to the city’s annual Pride Parade, which takes place in July. Shoppers, diners, and partiers can be found strolling University Avenue, which leads to the neon “Hillcrest” sign at the intersection of Fifth Avenue. Don’t forget to hit the weekly Hillcrest Farmers Market takes over the DMV parking lot on Normal Street!

What We Love
  • Taking part in the annual Pride Celebration

  • Shopping around at Hillcrest Farmer's Market

  • Celebrating Hillcrest Cityfest

  • Attending FilmOut, San Diego's LGBT Film Festival

Restaurants in Hillcrest
  • Barrel & Board

  • Common Stock

  • La Vecindad Neighborhood Tacos

  • Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

  • Tavola Nostra Pizzeria e Cucina

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