San Diego’s Most Instagram Worthy Spots

March 2, 2017
San Diego's top Instagram Worthy Locations

Instagram is a place to discover the world. With 600 millions users and counting, Instagram is the perfect platform to drive engagement in a world where visual content is an essential piece of event marketing. For that reason, we’re sharing our favorite downtown San Diego Instagram spots for you to create new exciting content while utilizing all of your newly learned tips from Social Media Marketing World 2017. Or, on your next visit to our beautiful city. From San Diego’s best skylines to picturesque art, these Instagram worthy locations will engage audiences in your, or your company’s, Social Media Marketing World adventure.

Kissing Statue USS Midway

Unconditional Surrender is an Americana classic statue duplicating Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photograph, V–J day in Times Square, from August 14, 1945. This statue lives in front of the USS Midway Museum on San Diego’s waterfront and is sure to enlist hearts.

Gaslamp Quarter Sign

Welcome to the Gaslamp Quarter. This iconic sign is in the heart of historic San Diego alongside the famous gaslamps spread throughout downtown. Gather a group of your friends under the sign after dinner to put the spotlight on your Instagram.

Balboa Park

Add a pop of color into your Instagram at the Spanish Village. Balboa Park hosts plenty of Instagram worthy spots, like the botanical gardens, the Japanese Friendship Garden and the San Diego Zoo.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

You know it’s been a good date when the only evidence of it is this❤️✨// Though I wish we took a picture together today, Matt Rogers truly knows how to make my day. He is the sweetest, goofiest, and humblest person I know. And the way he loves on me and others always leaves me speechless. I’m trying not to be sappy, but when I’m with him I forget about the world around me ,and sadly don’t end up documenting it. But that’s fine, there are many more days to come where we will be running around ,and thus many more pictures waiting to be taken. And though the only thing I have from today is this video he took of me, I will never forget the memories we have already made. @ratmogers I think I may like ya a lot ❣️ #sorry4beingsappy #happyprevday❤️

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Inspired by Madame Curie’s theory of radioactivity and her love of flowers, Jennifer Steinkamp’s video installation is a guaranteed Instagram engagement magnet. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego hosts plenty of Instagram worthy art for your reposting pleasure during your visit to Social Media Marketing World.

Seaport Village

After Taylor Swift posted on Instagram with Kelsey Montauge’s mural, she went viral. She has many pieces across America, and we’re lucky enough to have two of her murals, one in Seaport Village and one in Horton Plaza to heighten your social media efforts. Make sure to use her hashtag #whatliftsyou to see all of her uplifting murals.

Horton Plaza

Let loose and have fun today#whatliftsyou

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Another inspiring mural from @KelseyMontagueart lives in the beautiful, new Horton Plaza Park. These sky high blue hues are bound to grab your followers attention. Get creative with your pose for optimal engagement and maybe you’ll get reposted by Kelsey herself! And, don’t forget to stop by Sloan’s for a banana split.


Quartyard is a San Diego favorite, visit this place and you’ll quickly see why. Quartyard hosts artists, live music, puppies, bazaars and more. Strings of lights illuminate the outdoor space, where puppies run free and their owners can enjoy craft beers and cocktails all night long. This space holds so many Instagram worthy spots, you have to explore it for yourself.

Fault Line Park

Picked up some Kenzo x H&M 🔵 #kenzo #ootd #sandiego #california

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Instagrammers love searching for lesser known hidden gems, and this art installation in Fault Line Park is perfect to drum up engagement with your followers. This would be a perfect place to play with Boomerang on your Instagram Story.

The 5 Freeway

One of our most surprising locations on our list is the 5 freeway. San Diego is so captivating that even the freeways deserve to be on Instagram. Take in this view from the pedestrian bridge off West Palm St. 

C Level Restaurant

Harbor Island | San Diego, CA #WerkPerk

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Looking for a Instagram worthy dining location? C-Level Restaurant has award winning food and views to match of the entire San Diego city skyline. Most tables are on the patio stretching over the Bay itself. The best time to visit is sunset.

The Big Red Chair

Little Italy is home to all things chic, including cappuccinos, cannolis and #thatredchairsd. Grab a bite to eat, but don’t stop your Instagrams there. Save the best for last with this Instagram worthy snapshot.

Tell us about your favorite San Diego spots in a comment and share your most creative content with us by hashtagging #brandswithfans. You can follow us on Instagram @FandomMarketing for San Diego adventures long after your visit to Social Media Marketing World 2017.

Here at Fandom Marketing, we can help you increase your engagement and reach on your social media channels. Check out our work on Instagram for brands.


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