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Written By: Karli Karandos Best Instagram Spots San Diego

If your goal is to gain some followers or brighten up your feed, head down to San Diego, as there are so many opportunities to liven up your page. Just don’t forget to charge your phone and clear some space in your memory, because these 11 spots are a guaranteed double tap!


“Favorite Color” Mural in La Jolla

“What’s your favorite color?” This popular mural, created by artist Roy McMakin, showcases the favorites of roughly 1,000 participants who decided to give their input. If your Instagram feed is lacking in color, this spot is your solution!

7596 Eads Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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The beautiful architecture of the Salk Institute, designed by Louis Kahn, produces a tranquil and open environment perfect for Instagram posts. With its natural light and symmetrical structures, it is a breathtaking backdrop for any photo.

10010 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037


Potato Chip Rock

Pics or it didn’t happen! Test your limits and prove to all of Instagram you aren’t afraid as you tip-toe out onto the edge of Potato Chip Rock, a sliver of stone located on the Mount Woodson trail in Poway, California. Parking is $8.00, and the hike is almost eight miles long.

14644 Lake Poway Rd
Poway, CA 92064


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Add some life to your Instagram page with a photo in front of the “Living Wall” at Pigment. It’s made from assorted flowers and plants and offers many interesting textures, colors and shadows to photographs. Don’t forget to wear your most stylish #OOTD and pose in front of their dried flower mandala or ombre pink wall.

3801 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104


Communal Coffee

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Coffee and flowers? The Instagram possibilities are endless. Communal Coffee shop provides a well designed environment with assorted foods, coffee, tea, clever word displays and an in-house boutique florist. The only challenging part will be deciding which photo to post!

2335 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104


The Carlsbad Flower Fields

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#NoFilter is necessary when visiting the flower fields of Carlsbad Ranch. With its 50 acres of spectacular colors and scenic beauty, the best Instagram opportunities will be found during March and April when the flowers are in full bloom.

5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008


“Greetings from San Diego” Mural

The perfect Instagram spot for locals and tourists. A location tag on your post won’t even be necessary! Everyone on Instagram will know where you are or where you’re from when you photograph the “Greetings from San Diego” mural in North Park.

4223 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104


Chicano Park

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Sometimes Instagram is less about “likes” and “comments,” and more about actual storytelling. The murals within Chicano Park do just that, as well as convey the strong Mexican-American culture. The park is located beneath the San Diego-Coronado Bridge in Barrio Logan and is 32,000 square meters large.

National Ave. & S. Evans St
San Diego, CA 92113


Carlsbad Village “Catnap” Mural

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In the Instagram world, you can’t go wrong with candid selfies in front of artistic backdrops. The “catnap” mural in Carlsbad Village was created by artist Michael Summers. It can be found on a wall outside the Witch Creek Winery.

2906 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, CA 92008


Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

This list would not be complete without including the perfect San Diego sunset. Coastal views, natural cliffs, the Pacific Ocean and even occasional cliff divers! You are sure to get some interesting shots for your feed.

Sunset Cliffs Blvd & Ladera St
San Diego, CA 92107


“One Pointed Attention” Mural in La Jolla

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Of all the murals in La Jolla, “One Pointed Attention” by artist Kelsey Brookes is one of the most Instagrammed. Gain the attention of your followers with this psychedelic and entrancing backdrop.

7835 Ivanhoe Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Best Instagram Spots in San Diego