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San Diego’s Most Instagram-Worthy Spots

May 30, 2017
San Diego Instagram Spots

After living in San Diego for 2.5 years, I wasted no time Instagramming my heart away on my account @lavendervines. As I prepare to leave, I can’t believe how iconic this city really is. It makes me love it all the more. 😍

 

So I’ve decided to put together my favorite San Diego Instagram spots. Check them out, and don’t forget to Instagram them. 😉

 

Before we begin, I recommend downloading my San Diego Instagram Spots checklist! It’s a fun way to follow along, plus they’re organized by location. #winning

 

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San Diego’s Most Instagram-Worthy Spots

 

1. Communal Coffee

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Coffee and Flowers - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Even if you don’t drink coffee, you won’t regret a visit to Communal Coffee. The giant “coffee + flowers” wall drew me in, but the interior décor is simply drool worthy. @communalcoffee

 

2. Balboa Park Lily Pond

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Balboa Park Lily Pond - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Balboa Park by itself is stunning to explore! There are a plethora of museums, parks, and beautiful architecture, everywhere. But the views of the lily pond and lagoon is extremely popular, and worth an Insta snap. @balboapark

 

3. Pigment

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Pigment - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Pigment is a beautifully decorated shop that’s located in San Diego’s trendy North Park neighborhood. Everything in it is instagrammable, and also purchasable. Good luck getting out without buying something! @shoppigment

 

Note: Of all the photo ops here, the California Dreamin’ sign is my fav!

 

Pigment - San Diego Instagram Spots

4. “Greetings from San Diego” Mural

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Greetings from San Diego Mural - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Quickly becoming a San Diego landmark, the Greetings from San Diego wall mural in North Park just screams Instagram me! #greetingsfromsandiego

 

5. Holy Matcha

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Holy Matcha - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Holy Matcha is the stuff Instagram dreams are made of. This ridiculously chic green tea café is located in North Park. The interior décor is simply gorgeous. 😍  It has a tropical, pink and green wall paper, pink sofas, and white marble table tops. #loveit @holymatchaa

 

Holy Matcha - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

6. Potato Chip Rock

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Potato Chip Rock - San Diego Instagram Spots

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Located about an hours drive from San Diego, Potato Chip Rock is an extremely popular hike. Many go just to take the photo, and waits of over an hour is not unheard of. @potatochiprock

 

7. Scripps Pier

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Taking a photo underneath the Scripps Pier in La Jolla is one of the most popular “postcard perfect” photos from San Diego. It’s best to come at sunset to take a snap of this beauty! #scrippspier

 

8. Better Buzz Coffee

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Better Buzz Coffee - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Better Buzz is a coffee chain around San Diego. What more do you need to know besides, Life’s Better Buzzed? 🙂 Such a great slogan, be sure to hashtag #lifesbetterbuzzed after you post! @betterbuzz

 

9. “Favorite Color” Mural

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Favorite Color Mural - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Brighten up your day by taking a photo in front of the “Favorite Color” wall mural! It’s located in La Jolla, and created by designer, architect, and furniture maker, Roy McMakin. #favoritecolor

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10. Hotel Del Coronado

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Coronado Beach - San Diego Bucket List

 

This iconic, beachfront hotel is a beautiful representation of wooden Victorian architecture. It also just so happens to be a Hollywood favorite! Many movies were filmed at the Hotel del Coronado, my favorite being Some Like It Hot. Don’t know it? It stars the one and only, Marilyn Monroe. @delcoronado

 

11. James Coffee Co.

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James Coffee Co - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Located in Downtown’s Little Italy, James Coffee Co. is the brainchild of former guitarist and band member David Kennedy, from Angels and Airwaves. There’s also a shop where you can purchase anything and everything coffee-related. ☕️ @jamescoffeeco

 

 

James Coffee Co - San Diego Instagram Spots

12. Carlsbad Flowers Fields – Spring Only

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Carlsbad Flower Fields - San Diego Instagram SpotsSource

 

April showers bring May flowers, and you can’t miss the picturesque Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. At $14.00 a person, these beautiful flowers attract visitors from all over. @the_flower_fields

13. Baked Bear

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Baked Bear - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Good luck walking past Baked Bear (near the Mission Beach boardwalk) without stopping for a treat. This place is where your dessert fantasies can come to life. Create your own cookie or brownie ice cream sandwich and top it off with fun sprinkles, fruity pebbles, or caramel drizzle! @thebakedbear

14. Sunset Cliffs

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Sunset Cliffs - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

It’s an absolute must that you head over to Sunset Cliffs at sunset. Witness one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ve ever seen as the sun dips below the ocean. Bring a blanket or jacket though, it can get windy and chilly. #sunsetcliff

15. Square Bar Café

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Square Bar Cafe - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Have you ever wanted to drink bubble tea out of a light bulb? Well, your dreams can be made a reality at the Square Bar Café. @squarebarcafe

 

16. “One Pointed Attention” Mural

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One Pointed Attention Mural - San Diego Instagram Spots

 

Wall art is fun, and this one is particularly intriguing. One Pointed Attention is located in La Jolla and was created by Kelsey Brookes. For this piece, he was inspired by molecular structure and scientific drawings. Kinda makes sense, eh? #onepointedattention

 

17. Donut Bar

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Donut Bar - San Diego Instagram Spots

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Donut Bar is famous, so arrive early and be prepared to wait in a line. There are so many amazing choices! You can get red velvet, cake batter, or maple bacon cinnamon roll, just to name a few! #BestDonutsInTheWorld @donutbar

 

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Tiffany created Lavender Vines as a place to share her love for Jesus and adventures from around the world. She has a slight obsession with salted caramel lattes, Japanese kimonos, and an ongoing love affair with NYC and Paris.

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