BEST Places To Photograph In San Diego

Ordinary traveler

A local’s guide to the best spots to photograph in San Diego County to get the most instagrammable shots during your stay!

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From east county to downtown, these are a few of the best places to photograph in San Diego from a local photographer.

One of my favorite shots is from the San Diego harbor overlooking the buildings downtown. This photo was taken from N. Harbor Drive.


Children’s Pool is in La Jolla Cove and is the spot to photograph wildlife. There’s great photo ops of pelicans on the cliffs and seals on the beach.

La Jolla Cove

Windansea is another must-visit beach in La Jolla and one of the most unique photoshoot locations in San Diego.

Windansea Beach

This Alice in Wonderland-esque mall in downtown San Diego is just about the only mall I will visit. Not to buy things, but to marvel at the unique architecture.

Horton Plaza

The Torrey Pines Gliderport is the most historic aviation site in North America and it’s is one of my all-time favorite places to take photos in San Diego.

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Piers are some of the best photo spots in San Diego — especially Scripps Pier in La Jolla.

Scripps Memorial Pier

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