Andrew Collins, Travel Writer


Often overlooked by it's flashier neighbors to the north, San Diego's nightlife and special events scene offers everything from laid back beach vibes, to world class art exhibits, to a wide range of music festivals and street fairs, and from food, beer and wine tastings and more. San Diego has long been known as one of the world's greatest and most relaxing gay meccas. And at the heart of the LGBT  scene is Hillcrest - the hub of LGBT San Diego, where over 50%  of its nearly 45,000 residents are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.  


Hillcrest is home to the city's greatest concentration of gay owned and operated- retailers, restaurants, bars and coffee houses. It's also the site of some of the area's largest LGBT events, such as San Diego LGBT Pride, FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival, CityFest, Mardi Gras, and Halloween's Nightmare On Normal Street. For gay visitors to San Diego, Hillcrest is a must-see, and also a good base for exploring the entire region. 

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