Join DayTripper tour guide Mark Jacobson for a live, interactive walking tour of San Diego’s iconic Hillcrest neighborhood. This experience will take place on Vimeo live. No downloads necessary, just follow the direct link provided in your receipt.
Learn interesting facts, see beautiful scenery, and hear the juicy details of some scandalous tales, such as the story of Harvey Milk, California’s first LGBT activist who has a street named after him in Hillcrest. Learn a little about local LGBT history and see the new Rainbow Flag Plaza and the LGBT Center. Mark will tell you all about the exciting redevelopment plans for the Normal Street Pedestrian Plaza, and the controversy surrounding the AT&T building. You’ll see and learn about the Egyptian Architectural Style that was once so popular in Hillcrest.
As you follow Mark down University Avenue, you’ll see the main business district where he’ll point out some of his favorite restaurants as well as a unique pedestrian bridge that has an interesting story. Learn about the Urban Art Project that has successfully turned blight into art in this neighborhood and see some of the newest murals. You will also see and hear the story behind the famous Perniciano’s Restaurant, which has been shuttered for years but may soon have a bright future. See the famous Hillcrest neon sign and the Guild Theater – Mark will tell you some interesting history about both. Finally, you’ll close out your tour at the best bakery in the city and one of Mark’s favorite places – but the name will remain a surprise! Don’t miss this fascinating tour through some of San Diego’s colorful history.