San Diego LGBTQ History Tour

San Diego LGBTQ History Tour

This 1-Hour walking tour of Hillcrest covers San Diego’s LGBTQ history with stories of some of its earliest gay bars, the hate crimes plaque, Harvey Milk Street, the Center, the Rainbow Flag and much more. The tour covers the people, places and events that made San Diego’s “gayborhood” the vibrant community it is today.

Learn about how and why the migration of gay bars from downtown began, how San Diego and Hillcrest attracted a large LGBTQ population, and how even the gay bars were once “closeted.”


$15.00 per person


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1 Hour


Private Tours

Please contact us if you would like a private tour. Duration can be adjusted for private groups.

A Walk Through Pride

The tour is wheelchair accessible and is good for people of all ages who have an interest in LGBTQ history presented in a fun and interesting way. The tour meets by Urban MO’s Bar & Grill on the side with the Alex Julian Mural near the intersection of 3rd & University: 3913 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103.

We do try for an on-time departure so allow plenty of time to find parking, which can be difficult in Hillcrest. There are paid parking lots at Rite-Aid, Poke Chop, Luna Grill, Peet’s Coffee, Arrivederci, 5th & Evans and next to Jamba Juice. Non-metered street parking is available on 3rd or 1st Avenues. Several bus lines stop within a few blocks so public transportation is an option.

Good walking shoes, water, a hat, and sunscreen are advised for the 1.1 mile-walk.

Some of the fine print:

  • This tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • No food or drinks are served during the tour.
  • This event is subject to a minimum of 4 total guests. (Your reservation does NOT have to be 4 guests. The total number of reservations for the tour does.)
  • If the tour minimum is not reached the event will be cancelled and you will be given the option of rescheduling or a refund.
  • All ticket sales are final.
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