About The Area
Often described as San Diego's "Crown Jewel," Balboa Park serves as the Del Prado's front yard. Balboa Park hosts the city's most important museums, the famous Old Globe Theatre complex, the world renowned San Diego Zoo and dozens of outdoor entertainment and sport venues.
Along 7th Street, bordering the Del Prado's east side, are a collection of some of America's most beautiful historic homes, each designed by a well know architects. Directly across 7th Street, stands the magnificent Marston House. Built as a home for one of the city's great benefactors, the Marston House is now a public museum.
The Del Prado is located in the vibrant community of Hillcrest with it's many popular shops, restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues all within walking distance.
The adjoining communities and destinations are a great asset to the Del Prado. Blocks to the West, dotted with beautiful Victorian, Spanish and Craftsmen homes is the historic community of Bankers Hill. Beyond Bankers Hill and minutes away are the San Diego Airport, the San Diego Harbor, North Island, Point Loma and Ocean Beach. Moments to the South are The East Village, the Famous Gaslamp District and Downtown San Diego. The popular neighborhoods of North Park and South Park are just across the park to the East, and the upscale malls of Mission Valley are a very quick trip to the North.