Enjoy the Beauty of San Diego From the Safety of Home
There’s no denying it: San Diego is one of the most breathtaking spots on Earth. Swaying palms, cool ocean breezes, seemingly unending stretches of warm, sandy beaches — not to mention all of the amazing history, dining, shopping, and culture. It’s no wonder millions of visitors flock to San Diego’s scenic views year after year.
So, until such time as heading back to the coast is once again able to be on the itinerary, we’d like to invite you to drink in some of the most beautiful views San Diego has to offer in anticipation of your next trip. Check out these stunning sights, and start California dreamin’.
La Jolla Cove
Here, rocky cliffs embrace softly lapping waves. Seagulls ride gentle ocean air. And a colony of playful sea lions soaks up that famous SoCal sunshine. La Jolla Cove has long been celebrated for its overabundance of natural beauty. Venturing into town will also reward adventurous travelers with a charming array of quaint shops, signature dining, and endless entertainment options.
Given the stunning cliffs surrounding the sand, best-kept-secret surfing, and winding hiking trails making their way through the bluffs overlooking the water, Sunset Cliffs has been a popular locals’ and visitors’ hangout for decades. It’s an aptly named locale, as there’s arguably no better spot to watch that famous golden West Coast sun slip below the horizon. The beach the cliffs overlook is also frequently far less crowded than some of San Diego’s other scenic swimming spots.
If you’re really looking for an elevated perspective, you’ll want to head to the peak of Mount Soledad, more than 800 feet above the city. From there you’ll enjoy an unobstructed view of the entire area, including cityscapes, lush vegetation, and a sweeping look at miles of coastline stretching out to the edge of the world. Additionally, Mount Soledad is home to a National Veterans Memorial honoring those who served.
Coronado Island sits in lovely San Diego Bay, just a short trek from downtown. Once there, head to lushly green Centennial Park and get an eyeful of the city’s impressive skyline as you dip your toes in the warm water of the Pacific. If you ever tire of the view, you can head just a few steps inland to discover quaint shops, historic architecture, and even a brewery.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Centuries-old sandstone formations sweep elegantly across the terrain here, alongside truly spectacular views of the water. An abundance of hiking trails, ranging from leisurely to challenging, wind their way through the landscape. But the crown jewel of this striking area is its namesake vegetation. The reserve is one of only two places on the planet where outdoor buffs can see one of the rarest trees in existence: the majestic Torrey Pine.
Humphreys Half Moon Inn
If we may, we’d like to submit ourselves as also representing some of the most memorable scenery in San Diego. Our spectacular property is located on the legendarily gorgeous Shelter Island, which features an active harbor, eye-catching native plant and animal life, as well as beautiful beachfronts. We can’t wait until you can visit us once again and experience it all for yourself.