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Hillcrest

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Address: San Diego, CA
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Hillcrest is the predominate gay area of San Diego. Do not let this deter you from visiting the area. This is an area of many eclectic restautants. Most are very good. Is also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hillcrest is the predominate gay area of San Diego. Do not let this deter you from visiting the area. This is an area of many eclectic restautants. Most are very good. Is also home to UCSD Medical Center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gay area of San Diego but offers so much more. Great shops and lots to see and do. Always Serbs to be something going on in terms of festivals or events. Farmers market on a Sunday is definitely well worth a visit, great food.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little city within San Diego is home to some great little shops and excellent restaurants - give Mo's a shot for a great burger and the view.

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Crockett, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old neighborhood of mine when I attended college in San Diego back in the 70's. I visited here to see the changes. which was of interest to me. We went to a drag show which was hilarious by some very talented drag queens. It was a fun night. Snacks and beer served here.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I guess one normally finds what he is looking for and while Hillcrest has a lot to offer, I'm sure, I was only interested in the gay aspect. I went on my own on a Wednesday night (I was in San Diego for a conference that didn't include a weekend). I read good things about Urban Mo's restaurant and bar... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Hillcrest is also known as the Bohemian neighborhood of SD and known for its tolerance and acceptance for GLBTQ and its gender diversity. It's worth to pay a visit to this eclectic and diverse neighborhood. There are restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs, trendy thrift-stores, and other independent specialty stores along 5th avenue. It is also within walking distance from Balboa Park,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The past 2 trips my family have taken to San Diego has taken us back to the Hillcrest area each time. It seems as though this is a thriving, re-vitalized area which is currently thriving with a mix of great lalces to eat,shop and drink. The mix of people was also great. The only downside was this continues to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A great place to explore while visiting San Diego. It has all kinds of little shops, restaurants and coffee shops, not to mention Balboa Park. Had a fun time exploring Bluestocking Books, parking myself at Peet's coffee to read and watching the hundreds of gay men stream in and out of Mo's for Sunday brunch, Donna Summer blaring away in... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Every Sunday morning we go to the Hillcrest Farmer's Market. Reasonable prices for fresh, organic produce and you can enjoy different types of food in that section.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Hill crest is a fun, colorful area. We ate at Sushi Co which was very good. Book and Record stores! There is parking and a lot of fun shops and various restaurants. It's not a pretentious area too good vibes

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