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.

Meditation Gardens Encinitas

Come for the breathtaking ocean vistas, stay for the colorful plants, Koi pond and lush greenery. There are plenty of shops and eateries nearby–– like Pannikin Coffee & Tea for a cup of joe and sweet cinnamon rolls.

Meditation Gardens
215 W. K St.
Encinitas, Ca
Online: encinitastemple.org
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pannikan
510 N Hwy 101
Encinitas, Ca

photo: Jeffrey Tucker

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—Nikki Walsh