Gay San Diego: Hillcrest
Hillcrest is San Diego’s gay district, just north of downtown and east of the Airport. It’s bounded roughly by Balboa Park on the east, University Heights on the northeast, Mission Hills on the northwest, and Five Points (on a big hill) on the southwest. While the district extends south a number of blocks, University Avenue is the commercial heart of the Hillcrest District.
The commercial center stretches along Unversity, roughly from Front Street on the Western end out to Park Blvd. on the east, where you start to transition into University Heights. This makes for a great walk on a sunny day, with stops to browse at many of the local boutiques, maybe a quick trip into Peets or Starbucks for a coffee, and a lunch at a sunny street-side cafe.
The Universty Street area has up-and-coming kind of Modern/Art Deco feel to the architecture, and you’ll see many examples of this on your walk.
This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.