Destination guide

Why people love visiting exciting Hillcrest

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

Activities

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 cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Hillcrest a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Hillcrest. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Hillcrest?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 669 vacation rentals near Hillcrest. From 213 Houses to 314 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hillcrest for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hillcrest:

  • Mission Beach: 1,360 vacation rentals
  • La Jolla: 772 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,064 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach: 434 vacation rentals
  • Mission Bay: 1,640 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Hillcrest?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hillcrest. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Marston House: 5,422 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,691 vacation rentals
  • Del Mar Beach: 1,087 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,544 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach Park: 5,692 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hillcrest?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 213 Houses in Hillcrest. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hillcrest include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 314 rentals available
  • Cottages: 23 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 23 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hillcrest?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 142 vacation rentals with pool available in Hillcrest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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