Join tour guide Mark Jacobson for a captivating on-location virtual walking tour through San Diego iconic Hillcrest neighborhood. This experience will take place on Vimeo live. No downloads necessary, just follow the direct link provided in your receipt.
Located just north of San Diego’s bustling downtown, the vibrant uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest stands as San Diego’s LGBTQ central hub, dishing up an array of restaurants, bars, coffee houses, boutiques, unique shops, and some shocking stories that earned Hillcrest a dark place in the history books.
Starting in Balboa Park, the tour winds its way through storied neighborhoods, hidden paths and a canyon nature trail with beautiful scenery, charming footbridges and exotic flora. You’ll walk past the Marston House and learn all about department store owner and philanthropist George Marston, who gave so much to the city of San Diego. Traverse one of Hillcrest’s many famous pedestrian bridges leading into the exclusive Marston Hills neighborhood, see the home of local NBA basketball hero turned ESPN broadcaster Bill Walton – as well as homes belonging to other prominent citizens. Walk past the former homes of two notorious San Diego murderers whose crimes shocked the nation, launched a media circus, and reverberated across the globe. From secrets and scandals to juicy details and fascinating fun facts, you won’t want to miss this virtual tour through San Diego’s colorful history!