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From Los Angeles to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest

The UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is approximately a 3 - 3 1/2 hour drive from downtown Los Angeles (longer during rush hour).

  1. Take Interstate 405 southbound to Irvine, where I-405 southbound merges with Interstate 5 southbound.
  2. Stay on I-5 southbound until you reach San Diego and exit at Washington Street.
  3. Turn left (going East) on Washington Street to First Avenue.
  4. Left on First Avenue to end, leading left onto Arbor Drive.
  5. Follow Arbor Drive directly into the UC San Diego Medical Center's Arbor Parking Structure.
    See a map of the Medical Center campus

There is a fee of $2 for the first hour and $1 per additional hour, with an $8.00 maximum for all-day parking. Unfortunately, the Department of Medicine is unable to validate parking permits.

Curbside parking in the areas surrounding the Medical Center is restricted to residential "A" permits. Do not park where these permits are designated - fines are rather costly. However, you can park south of Washington Street and walk 4 - 5 blocks to the Medical Center.

From Los Angeles to Mission Valley Hotels/Motels

  1. Follow Step 1 in the above directions from Los Angeles, taking I-5 southbound until you reach the entrance to I-8 eastbound.
  2. Take I-8 eastbound for approximately 1 mile until you reach the first Hotel Circle exit.
  3. At Taylor Street/Hotel Circle, turn left at the stop sign and continue east to Hotels/Motels followed by Quality Resort and Days Inn. The Days Inn is just past the Holiday Inn at Bachman Place.

From Mission Valley to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest

  1. Exit I-8 eastbound on Hotel Circle South and turn left.
  2. Turn right onto Bachman Place (located between the Holiday Inn and the Days Inn) and continue up the hill to Montecito Way.
  3. Turn right on Montecito Way and continue to the first stop sign.
  4. Turn right on First Avenue.
  5. Turn left on Arbor Drive and continue straight on Arbor Drive to the Medical Center's Arbor Parking Structure.
    See a map of the Medical Center campus

From San Diego Airport to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest

  1. Ask to be directed to Laurel Street.
  2. Take Laurel Street East to India Street.
  3. Turn left on India Street and proceed for about 1 mile to Washington Street.
  4. Turn right on Washington Street and proceed up the hill to the shopping district in Hillcrest. Stay in the left lane once you pass the two food stores (Vons and Albertsons).
  5. Turn left on First Avenue and continue as it turns left and becomes Arbor Drive.
  6. Continue straight to the Medical Center's Arbor Parking Structure.
    See a map of the Medical Center campus

Maps

Maps of the UC San Diego Health Sciences campuses can be downloaded.  You can view a map of the Medical Center campus in Hillcrest here.

In addition, you can access Google Maps of UC San Diego Health locations, the various hospital locations, ambulatory clinic locations, and continuity clinic locations.