San Diego, Hillcrest

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    Jun 18, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    I'll be in San Diego at the end of July. I was wondering where should I stay in Hillcrest? Where the gay bars, clubs, shopping centers and restaurants would be convenient. What area or road I should be staying on so everything is walking distance? Anyone have any idea? Thanks in advance! I'm excited it will be my first time and I might consider moving here, but I want to have a great experience there before I do!
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    Jun 18, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    tkhbn saidI'll be in San Diego at the end of July. I was wondering where should I stay in Hillcrest? Where the gay bars, clubs, shopping centers and restaurants would be convenient. What area or road I should be staying on so everything is walking distance? Anyone have any idea? Thanks in advance! I'm excited it will be my first time and I might consider moving here, but I want to have a great experience there before I do!



    Hillcrest is very gay and very pretentious. Even the places that give the impression they're down to Earth, really aren't once inside.
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    Jun 18, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    hum!, i've been living here for 3 weeks now and i love it. Its a nice town, beautiful and everything's walking distance.

    There's Fiesta Cantina, which is one of my favorites. Very nice and handsome bartenders, happy hours and really good food.
    Ask for the Borracho Burguer (i know, fast food, but its amazing)

    And there's MO's right next to it .... its a nice bar/club, ... walking distance a couple blocks there's Flicks, Eden (a club), and ... i think the name's Rich's ....

    You're gonna love it icon_smile.gif ..... I'm still getting around, trying to get to know people and stuff .... but i'm sure you'd love it icon_smile.gif

    There's plenty restaurants, everything really close .... downtown's like less than 10 minutes in car .... i mean, .... i'd want to stay here for as long as possible icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 18, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    Haven't been in a few years but have some friends that live there. I don't remember the names, but there were a couple of good breakfast places and a Thai and Sushi restaurant of note (and there's more than one, sorry I can't be more helpful).

    San Diego also has a large pride parade held in July.
    This year it will be the 16th:
    http://www.sdpride.org/parade.htm
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    Jul 08, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    I'm starting to plan my trip out to SD as well, so if anyone has any places to add to this list, please do.

    Should I stay near Hillcrest or downtown?
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    Jul 08, 2011 11:04 PM GMT
    There actually aren't that many hotels right in Hillcrest. But a few weeks ago, I stayed at Sommerset Suites. It's not the nicest hotel, it's a bit dated. But it's not a fleabag either. And best of all, it's within walking distance to most of the places you're going to want to go to.

    http://www.sommersetsuites.com/

    PS: Hillcrest is not pretentious at all. I've met a ton of nice guys there.
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    Jul 08, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    endoPS: Hillcrest is not pretentious at all. I've met a ton of nice guys there.

    Thanks, this is very helpful. Did you go to Hillcrest/SD solo? If so, was it hard to talk to people at the bars? That's my plan for now.
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    Jul 08, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    SD is a great place.

    I second the other poster's comment about the Sommerset Suites. It is nothing fancy, but it is a great location. DO NOT stay at the Hillcrest Inn. That place is sketchy. Some of the nicer hotels are located downtown, but it can be a trek to get up to Hillcrest. Have never stayed at the Park Manor Suites on 6th, but I have heard the walls are thin. The Park Manor does have a fun Friday afternoon/evening scene at Top of the Park. If you do not want to wait for the elevator (which can take a while) hoof it up the 7 flights of stairs.

    As for the men, I find the men to be no different than other big cities. Of course it all depends on what kind of guy you want to talk with. For a older, more relaxed clientele (think ballcaps and jeans), The Loft is a fun bar. I also love Urban Mo's (but that is for the booze, food, and music. Yes, I am a country music fan and they play country on Thursdays and Saturdays).

    Feel free to email me if you have any specific questions. I am happy to give my two cents.

    Hope you have a great trip!
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    Jul 09, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
    I'm going to jack this thread too...

    Heading to San Diego next week and looking for any recommendations to must-eat restaurants and must-see touristy stuff.
    I'll be by the North Harbor/Gaslamp/East Village area.

    I'm not into the clubbing scene, but if there are any recommendations for nice lounges or patios, please share!

    Thanks!
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    Jul 09, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    I used to live there, its pretty badass i would stay in hillcrest

    hit up fiesta cantina, its fun