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Many of San Diego’s most interesting sights are within easy driving distance of Hillcrest, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two of the places not to miss are the fabulous San Diego Zoo and the fantastic Riverwalk Golf Club. If you have time, don’t miss Starlight Bowl and the Old Globe Theater.
Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region the special place it is. Take the time to see the many fascinating museums such as the San Diego Natural History Museum, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and the San Diego Air and Space Museum. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the much-loved cultural performance centers such as the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. If you enjoy art museums and galleries, admire the exhibits at the San Diego Museum of Art, the Timken Museum of Art and the Spanish Village Art Center.
There are many picturesque outdoor attractions here as well so make sure you enjoy the nearby green spaces. Enjoy some of the beautiful parklands such as Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden and Presidio Park.
Grab your credit card and head to the Fashion Valley Mall and the Mission Valley Mall for a satisfying dose of retail therapy.
While you are in the Hillcrest area, don’t miss the San Diego Padres baseball team in summer at Petco Park. Even on non game days, you can still visit Petco Park for a behind the scenes tour.
Finding somewhere comfortable to rest your head in Hillcrest is simple. Take your pick from the Best Western Seven Seas, the Days Hotel San Diego Hotel Circle/ near SeaWorld, or the Mission Valley Resort.
Located in Downtown San Diego, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Marston House, San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park. San Diego Convention Center and Old Town San Diego State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Hillcrest, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Marston House and within 3 mi (5 km) of San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. University of San Diego and Old Town San Diego State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Downtown San Diego, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Marston House, San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park. San Diego Convention Center and San Diego City College are also within 3 mi (5 km).