Jazz up your Instagram feed with snapshots that’ll shine bright with local flavor. A colorful surfboard mural, rainbow tigers, lush green cacti and palm wallpaper and “love” and “coffee” word walls are almost too hip to be square. Scroll down to find where to get snap happy at some of our favorite spots that’ll make your Insta-timeline fill up with instant hearts.

Sleeping Tigers

Pose with the sleepy rainbow tigers on the corner of Carlsbad Blvd. and Lincoln St. (Just past the Starbucks and around the corner). Further, if you walk the Village, you'll see several other murals that make for family fun.

2906 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, Ca
Online: sleeping-tiger-coffees

Holy Matcha

Fun and festive palm fronds wallpaper and pink booths bring out the best color for anyone sitting in front of it. Grab your half-pint a strawberry-glazed donut and a pink lemonade to sweeten their smile. Then, snap a few photos and your feed is pretty in pink.

Holy Matcha
3118 University Ave.
San Diego, Ca

Cactus Wall and Pink Phone

Say hello to this adorable pink pay phone (that your kids won't even recognize!) and cactus wallpaper. Order a rainbow latte, then steal a few shots with the littles.

6175 Mission Gorge Rd.
San Diego, Ca
Online: s3coffeebar.com


Just like the shop, this mural is colorful and cute. After stopping to strike a pose, you and your little artist will have a great time browsing at the charming Artlexia that's filled with Mexican gifts and art.

North Park
3803 Ray St.
San Diego, Ca
Online: artelexia.com

photo: Philipp Scholz Rittermann

Vibrant Color Mural

Add several hues to your Instagram photo feed with this anything but square, vibrant mural called "Favorite Color" that graces the wall in a small parking lot in La Jolla. In fact, artist Roy McMakin asked people what their favorite color was while creating it (hence the name)!

7596 Eads Ave.
La Jolla, Ca

Peace & Love Mural

Happiness, health, peace and love are what the restaurant Flower Child is all about. This emotive wall mural may be found just outside the eatery. Snap a cute photo-op with the fam, post it, then have a healthy and delicious bite to eat. These wall murals rotate, so check back for even more fun photo ops each time you're in the area.

2690 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, Ca
Online: iamaflowerchild.com

photo: Nikki Walsh

Birch Aquarium Whale Mural

Catch a cute pic of your kiddo admiring the whale at this under the sea mural that's near the Aquarium entrance. Then head in for a fun-filled afternoon inside the Aquarium. Plus, you'll find plenty of additional Instagram worthy shots at this sea side treasure trove. Read our guide to Birch Aquarium here to make the most of your visit!


2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, Ca
Online: aquarium.ucsd.edu

photo: Nikki Walsh

Surfer Mural

Surf's up at this hip mural near Pipes Cafe in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Share a giant breakfast burrito with your little grom, then walk down the block for a perfect photo-op in this beachy town. Also, grab dessert nearby at VG Donuts!

Pipes Cafe
121 Liverpool Dr.
Cardiff, Ca

Coffee and Flowers Wall

Serving up scrumptious lavender lattes and chocolate donuts, Communal Coffee makes for a pretty pit stop. Further, there's a cute kid play area in back. Sip and eat surrounded by flowers, then pose for a photo for your insta-feed

Communal Coffee also made our list of best local, kid-friendly coffee houses

North Park Neighborhood
2335 University Ave.
San Diego, Ca
Online: communalcoffee.com

Where’s your favorite Instagram-worthy wall in San Diego? Tell us about it below.

––Nikki Walsh


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