Destination guide

Why people love visiting vibrant Hillcrest

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Hillcrest. This cosmopolitan city is known for its cycling, restaurants and shopping. San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Hillcrest

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Hillcrest a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • San Diego Zoo (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • SeaWorld (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Hotel Circle (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Balboa Park Carousel (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Riverwalk Golf Club (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Heritage Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Hillcrest

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Hillcrest. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Balboa Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • La Jolla Cove (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Coronado Beach (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Mission Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Hillcrest

Fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Hillcrest?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 670 holiday lettings around Hillcrest. From 215 Houses to 314 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Hillcrest?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hillcrest:

  • Mission Beach: 1,367 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 774 holiday homes
  • Pacific Beach: 1,064 holiday homes
  • North Pacific Beach: 658 holiday homes
  • Del Mar Heights: 1,542 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hillcrest?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Hillcrest. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • House of Pacific Relations International Cottages: 5,348 holiday lettings
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,694 holiday lettings
  • Las Americas Premium Outlets: 2,523 holiday lettings
  • Crystal Pier: 5,711 holiday lettings
  • San Diego County Fair: 6,686 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Hillcrest listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hillcrest?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 215 Houses in Hillcrest. Our other popular types of Hillcrest holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 314 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 23 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 23 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hillcrest?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 141 holiday homes with pool available in Hillcrest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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