San Diego is full of awe-inspiring views, from the ocean to the mountains to the bay––so whether you want to treat out-of-town guests to stunning vistas or you and the fam want to appreciate the beauty in your own backyard or find the perfect photo backdrop, we’ve got a sight for you. Click through our slideshow to feast your eyes on vantage points around the city that are nothing short of spectacular.

Stonewall Peak

Take a hike! Breathe in the fresh mountain air, then "ooh and ah" at the 360-degree panoramic views of wooded peaks and Lake Cuyamaca below. A short but moderate level hike, it clocks in at 4 miles round-trip. It's still the most popular hike at the Cuyamaca State Park–– people love the striking vistas at 5,735 feet.

Stonewall Peak
Paso Picacho Campground
13652 Highway 79
Julian, Ca
760-765-0755
Online: parks.ca.gov
Cost: $8 parking for day use

photo: Rose I via Yelp

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—Nikki Walsh