San Diego is one of my favorite places to visit and one place I'll never get tired of. From the ocean views to the local gems, there are so many spots in SD that are just too gorgeous not to take a photo of. If you're going to SD for the holidays and want some cute spots to shoot, here are my favorite 5 Instagrammable spots in and around the city.
There's a cute gift shop located in North Park, where every spot in there is totally Instagrammable. They even have their own photo booth with the cutest background and if you love the pink wall in LA, you'll love this one on the side of their store.
This place was packed upon entering and we spent almost an hour in there, dying over every little thing. I wanted to buy it all! If you're looking for a gift, you'll definitely find one here and a few things for yourself too ;)
After shopping, stop across the street at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters. There are a few locations but if you're in North Park, definitely stop in here. The place is a bit small, with just a few tables and chairs, but the drinks make it worth the squeeze.
I love their iced coffee and their house-made vegan donuts. It's the perfect place to take a coffee break and don't forget to get some merch before you leave.
Hidden on Spruce Street is Suspension Bridge, a fun and kind of scary bridge that makes great for a photo op. I'm afraid of heights so it was a bit of a scare looking down and it does shake a little, however the view is well worth it.
We didn't get a chance to go to the other side, as we came here just to take photos, but apparently there is a hut made of sticks some where.
La Jolla Coves isn't a secret and probably is one of the top places to visit. However, it never ceases to amaze me and every visit is just as beautiful as the last. This time around, it was a little chilly however the cotton candy skies were gorgeous.
The sea lions came close to the shore this time around and were hopping in and out of the water. It was absolutely the cutest thing I ever seen. I love this place but the smell has become a little unbearable. You smell it heavily when you're walking on the sidewalk towards the steps, but once you're on the sand, you're fine.
Take a trip 30 minutes away from Downtown San Diego to Cabrillo. This National Monument does have an entry fee of $10 but allows you access to the tide pools and the lighthouse.
The history behind the light house was fun to read and the place itself is gorgeous. We didn't get to see the tide pools due to a time crunch but will certainly return for it next time.