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Great area for little shops, local shopping, and restaurants a-plenty. Something to suit everyone's taste. Great Movie theater, the best popcorn.
While several of the volunteers were physically Hillcrest residents, a great many of them did not live in the neighborhood. It is a special place that is, in general, welcoming to everyone. Sure, there are some marginalized members of our community that we could do better in providing a more safe environment for, but in general, Hillcrest is for everyone.
As chilled and welcoming as the stereotypical surfer dudes for which San Diego is famed, in this sunny city you will an LGBT community infused with energy, passion and genuine excitement about the future — all this despite the best efforts of this current Trump era politics of hate and discrimination. But leave you should! At least to explore the rest of wonderful San Diego, with its wealth of outdoor attractions, miles of gorgeous coastline, bubbling collection of unique villages, revitalized downtown, and marvelous dining experiences.
Hillcrest is an older neighborhood which has gone through gentrification. Many streets are lined with trees. There are Craftsman homes and Mid-Century modern condominium buildings.
You can get it all in this seaside city, each neighborhood giving off its own vibe. Some hoods cater to the foodies, some to the nightlife-enthusiasts, and others are all about that laid-back vibe. This hip, LGBT-friendly neighborhood is a local favorite.
By Andrew Collins. San Diego gay nightlife scene manages that rare balance between being remarkably friendly and also rife with beautiful guys and tanned and toned lesbians - it's pretty much a reflection of this sunny Southern California city. Gay bars have also been pretty stable here over the years, with the most popular hangouts having been going strong for a couple of decades.
San Diego is a huge sprawling city but it does have neighborhoods that gay real estate San Diego can identify as being a bit tonier and more luxurious than others. You can live here if you do not have a car because there are many bus connections in Hillcrest. Mission Hills is a suburb just north of Hillcrest that is very wealthy.
Hillcrest and its sister neighborhoods know how to show visitors a good time. If Sunday Funday is more to your liking, there are plenty of options for that, too. The revelry amplifies down University Avenue, where dance clubs and video bars kick the party up a notch.
Situated on the waterfront with a slip marina, this incredible four-star hotel is within walking distance to the best of downtown. This Spanish influence can still be seen today, although the influence from Mexico being only several miles away probably outweighs the former contemporarily. Check out Kylie Condon's travel journal exploring the lesbian culture in San Diego! Lez Explore: San Diego.