6 instagram worthy spots in San Diego

6 instagram worthy spots in San Diego

instagram_worthy_sandiego2Happy Friday! Who’s ready for a cocktail? I know I definitely am. While I’m at it, I might as well make sure I get it somewhere with instagram worthy scenery. If I can combine work and play I most definitely will go 20 minutes out of my way just so i can enjoy a good cocktail with equally good light and preferably some irresistable tile. Lifestyle goals AF all the way, duh.
I’ve done a couple ‘instagram tips’ posts before like my post about “How I gained 1,500 + Instagram followers in one month” or “My favorite instagram editing apps” and I think it only makes sense to show you guys where I often go not only to hang but also to get great content for my instagram feed. I’ve rounded up a list of my favorite instagram worthy spots here in San Diego which includes coffee, bars, restaurants and a great home decor shop.
1. Cafe Gratitudeinstagram_worth_sd2
I love this place because of how healthy it is! It’s vegan and all the dishes are delish. I have the most sensitive stomach in the world and my stomach always feels great after I leave here. If you go here at the right time of day, the most beautiful natural light shines in through their large windows making it Shoefie + Coffee/Matcha O’clock. Especially if you sit on the far left side when you walk in, that area always has good light. Make sure to check out that huge macrame hanging on the wall. I wish I could steal it and take it home with me.
2. Polite Provisionsinstagram_worth_sd
This has been one of my favorite bars in San Diego for a while now. Their cocktails are strong, but go down smoothly so always best to pace yourself! Best time to go is right after work when there is barely anyone there and the most beautiful natural light shines straight down from the see thru ceiling. Truth is though, every nook and cranny of this place is instagram worthy and it’s hard to choose where to start. The whole place is decorated with tile floor , gold details, tufted seats, and beautiful counter tops. If you really wanna have a good time (aka, call an uber afterwards) and get a good lifestyle shot, go for the punchbowl.
3. Communal Coffee instagram_worth_sd3
The cutest little coffee shop there ever was! This place has great coffee and healthy bites like toast with avocado (sounds pretty standard but this one is bomb.com) or a chia pudding with berries . There is a flower shop inside that shares the same space with the prettiest unique flowers. I go here almost daily for coffee and pick up fresh flowers once a week. This place will be the end of me! I’m already so broke from always buying that damn toast! Interior goals here though. If my house could have concrete floors (I think thats what it is…) and white walls with hanging green terarriums here and there it would.
4. Ironsideinstagram_worth_sd5
MMMmmMmmMmm just thinking of Ironside makes my mouth water! This place has the freshest seafood in SD along with some of the best craft cocktails (same owners as Polite Provisions). Those oysters rockefeller and lobster are just insanely good. The interior is (of course) beautiful and the best light is always right by their floor to ceiling doors near the entrance. There is also a full length wall of tiny gold painted piranha heads which sounds way grosser than it is really really cool. Right outside (next door) is a wooden wall with a hanging wall plants. Don’t forget to a good #ootd before heading home after.
5. Fairweatherinstagram_worth_sd6
This place is perfect in the summer. It is a rooftop open tiki bar which overlooks the stadium Petco Park and is directly above Rare Form. You immediately feel like you have been transported to some oasis when you go here. Not many people are familiar with this bar since it is located all the way in the back and up a floor from another restaurant. I think it’s great because it feels like you are a part of some secret club haha. Or is that just me? The bright blue tiles that line the bar wont let you get away with not snapping a photo of your perfectly crafted cocktail. Also a fan of their adorable little tufted booths that overlook the park right in front of the stadium.
6. Pigment instagram_worth_sd7
If you like that boho mid century, cactus everywhere, floating terrariums, dainty jewelry and boho thing-a-mabobs everywhere, then you need to stop into Pigment in North Park. I always leave with something new for my house whenever I go. If your nesting hard like I have been for the past 6 months this is your place to go. Or even if you are just a decorating junkie. You can make your own terrariums here, find coffee table books for almost every person (great gift store) or take your pic if you want a photo infront of their “3 shades of pink” wall or the white succulent hanging wall. Oh yeah, they also have a photo booth in front of their insanely cool flower mandala. Pretty much feels like you’ve walked into a Pinterest page and you want to re-pin erythang. While you are at it, make sure to stop by Dark Horse across the street for some bomb coffee (I always get the Champ with soy milk mmmm).
Hope you guys liked this post. Where else you would nominate in SD?
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  1. angie on September 23, 2016 at 9:40 am

    ooooh! I love Cafe Gratitude! Your pink shoes with the pointed top part is fire.
    Thanks for sharing these spots. I live in the SF bay area, so that’s not my hood, but you def picked out some great photo worthy spots!

  2. Sharon Wu on September 23, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Great post! I used to live in San Diego back in my college days and La Jolla had some pretty great spots too (especially downtown)! 🙂 xo, sharon

  3. Linda on September 23, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Oh my word, I have plans to visit San Diego next year, so this is totally getting bookmarked. You always create such awesome content Francesca, keep it up! Your Instagram is totally drool worthy, so I’m hoping to snag some cool photos when I visit hehe. San Diego looks amazing!
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  4. Miki on September 23, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    How cute are these spots?! Love! I’ve been to San Diego a couple of times but I need a list like this. My hubs and I will likely be headed that way again this coming year, so will bookmark this! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  5. diana on September 23, 2016 at 1:36 pm

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  6. Leta on September 23, 2016 at 3:28 pm

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  7. Stephanie on September 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I’m kind of loving the fact that your top spots all involved either food or drinks. So cute and makes me want to visit SO bad!
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  8. Sangyay C on September 23, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Gurl you’re making me want to move over to San Diego now lol! Your photos are amazing by the way!!

  9. Jenn Hanft on September 24, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Omg i love this post!! I havent been to cali yet but this will definitely come in handy when I visit! San diego is definitely on my list. Thank you for sharing!!
    XO Jenn

  10. Deddeh Howard on September 24, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I love San Diego and we’re going soon so thanks for the great tips. You look amazing by the way?

  11. Mariann Yip on September 26, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Thanks for sharing your picks babes! I haven’t been to California but when I do, I’ll definitely check your top spots 🙂

  12. Alisha Ricki on September 28, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Oooh! Great post! Might just have to fly to San Diego soon lol

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