San Diego is such a fun place with so many photographic and “Instagrammable” places! I always feel like there is somewhere new to discover here in San Diego. In the past year that I’ve lived here, I’ve had so much fun being a tourist in my own city. So I decided to put together all my favorite spots in San Diego so you can find them too!
Ready, Set, Let’s Go!
This shopping mall has it all…cute walls, amazing food, and great shops. The Flower Hill Promenade is a goldmine of instagram worthy walls and photo ops. One of my favorite murals is by the artist Delilah Strukel. You can find the promenade at 2720 Via de La Valle, Del Mar California. @shopflowerhill
Secret Swings in La Jolla
Ready for a little adventure to find some secluded swings overlooking La Jolla? It took a minute to find these hidden swings in La Jolla but it was well worth the search! It is located in the same parking lot as Birch Aquarium on Expedition Way. Head all the way down to the parking lot with a cul de sac. You’ll see a little wooden bridge on the left that will lead you up a trail to this beautiful view. You won’t regret the trip up to this gorgeous viewpoint!
This is my favorite beach spot with a great view. It’s a perfect place to grab some tacos or a picnic and watch an incredible sunset! You can find it at 6800 Neptune Place La Jolla, CA.
Better Buzz Coffee
Better Buzz is a coffee chain around San Diego. Even if you don’t drink coffee, you won’t regret checking it out for it’s cool aesthetic. This location is in Hillcrest, found at 801 University Ave San Dieego CA 92103. Be sure to hashtag #lifesbetterbuzzed after you post! @betterbuzz.
CoffeenTalk in Downtown San Diego
This coffee shops has an eye catching flower wall right on the patio! Located in downtown San Diego, be sure to put this cafe on your list to visit! The address is 1143 6th Ave, San Diego California. @coffeeandtalkco
You are Radiant Wall In North Park
North Park has so many great photo locations! Not only is this wall amazing and vibrant, it is right next to Pigment (pretty much the cutest store ever) and a lot of other awesome wall art in North Park. The creator of this wonderful mural is Channin Fulton- put this location into your phone to find it: 3803 Ray Street, San Diego.
Oh My Goodness Wall in North Park
While you’re in North Park, check out this wall on the side of Shop Good Co. known for their clean and organic beauty products. You can find it at 3030 North Park Way, San Diego CA 92104. @shopgoodco
Flower Wall in Lemon Grove
One of my favorite locations is this bright and flowery mural on the back of an optometry office! If you put “Lemon Grove Optometry” into your maps it will take you to the front of the business. The murals are all out in the parking lot behind the building. There are five beautiful murals by Beth Emmerich, definitely worth checking out! The location: 7850 Broadway Lemon Grove, CA
Square Bar Cafe
This is a must stop for amazing drinks complete with a cute boba background. Plus they offer reusable cups which is a great option to be environmentally friendly! Location is 4488 Convoy St Unit H San Diego, CA. @squarebarcafe
Chronic Smoothies Wall in Pacific Beach
So many fun colors, these walls just make me happy. There is not one but THREE different wall art murals at this location! You can find it at 865 Turquoise St San Diego, CA. @chronicsmoothiesblazinggrill
James Coffee Co.
If you want a place with good vibes and great coffee, look no further! Plus their location in Little Italy has a cool wall on the side leading up to the parking lot. You can find it at 2355 India St. San Diego, CA @jamescoffeeco