Top 5 Views in San Diego
San Diego is one of the most versatile cities in the nation, dare I say worldwide! There is a reason so many people gravitate here and are fighting to call this place their home. From beautiful gardens, popular (and sometimes hidden) beaches, mountain escapes and desert adventures, we have it all! One of the most sought after things to do for lovers of the outdoors, is scenery. Where are the best places to watch the sunset, for instance? For that reason, we have compiled a list of our Top 5 Views in San Diego. Enjoy!
1. Desert View Tower
Besides this being such a unique experience and fun getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, the vastness offered at the top of the tower is truly breath-taking. Make sure to visit Boulder Park if you visit which is on the same property!
2. Kwaaymii Point
Kwaaymii Point, at an elevation of 6,000 feet, offers one of the most stunning, if not the most stunning view in San Diego. This is an ideal spot to get away and clear your mind. There is a small .5 mile hike which features live oaks, black oaks and Jeffrey Pines. This short hike is actually part of the Pacific Crest Trail that actually was once an old roadbed that was chiseled into the cliff. This was once a very narrow and dangerous drive with a steep drop directly below you.
3. Double Peak Park
This is quite possibly the best panoramic view in North County. It is breath-taking! This is a great place for killer sunsets if you don’t want to hike far. You literally drive right up to the top and are smacked with this view!
4. Nate Harrison Grade
This entire drive is such a treat! I recommend heading down from Palomar Mtn. instead of up. Better views that way and easier on your car. The entire drive will take you through a variety of scenery. We drove down for the sunset and what a reward it was! Make sure to check out the current road conditions first though to make sure that it’s safe to drive up there!
5. Indian Flats Campground
The drive is serene enough and an ideal spot to watch the sunset if you have ventured up to Warner Springs for the day. This is a great drive to clear your mind and just enjoy nature all around you. You will be out in the thick of it with no reception so make sure you come prepared with food, water and emergency supplies in case your car breaks down! There is an endless backyard for hiking and exploring too. Who knows what secrets lay in these hills!