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 highlights

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.

Where to stay near Hillcrest?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 638 holiday rentals near Hillcrest. From 200 Houses to 296 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hillcrest for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hillcrest:

  • Mission Beach: 1,381 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 785 holiday homes
  • Pacific Beach: 1,073 holiday homes
  • Sunset Cliffs: 1,128 holiday homes
  • Bankers Hill: 268 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes 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 homes near great places in Hillcrest. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Marston House: 5,325 holiday rentals
  • Bird Rock: 1,125 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,449 holiday rentals
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center: 5,430 holiday rentals
  • Mission Beach Boardwalk: 5,473 holiday 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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hillcrest?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 200 Houses in Hillcrest. Our other popular types of Hillcrest holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 296 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 24 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 24 holiday houses

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 124 holiday homes with pool available in Hillcrest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Hillcrest

    2,403 holiday rentals
    Del Mar
    1,923 holiday rentals
    447 holiday rentals
    Solana Beach
    1,493 holiday rentals
    El Cajon
    3,655 holiday rentals
    4,970 holiday rentals
    Imperial Beach
    1,463 holiday rentals
    National City
    2,270 holiday rentals
    Chula Vista
    4,748 holiday rentals
    6,724 holiday rentals
    4,735 holiday rentals
    Rancho San Diego
    288 holiday rentals
    Rancho Santa Fe
    1,438 holiday rentals
    121 holiday rentals
    994 holiday rentals
    1,796 holiday rentals
    306 holiday rentals
    208 holiday rentals
    5,565 holiday rentals
    Spring Valley
    1,813 holiday rentals