7 Best Photography Spots While Staying at the Comfort Inn Gaslamp

Whether it's your first time or the hundredth time in San Diego, there's no doubt that you've landed in a beautiful city. There are many picture-perfect spots, from our stunning coastlines to historic architecture and outdoor parks. If you're looking for San Diego's best photography spots while staying at the Comfort Inn Gaslamp, we've got you covered! We've created a list of the seven best places to capture some memories and get some social media likes!


1. Balboa Park

Balboa Park is only a short drive away from the Comfort Inn Gaslamp and provides endless photo-worthy opportunities. It's a popular destination for engagements, weddings, and graduation photos. You find the park is filled with gardens, exquisite architecture, tile fountains, koi ponds, and more. It's a tranquil cultural oasis in the heart of downtown. With over 1,200 acres, it's easy to spend the entire day there! 


2. Sunset Cliffs

This gorgeous stretch along the Point Loma peninsula is a popular destination for people to explore, hike, and relax while the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. From breathtaking jagged cliffs to the open ceiling sea cave, you're sure to snap some great photos. 


3. Old Town

Old Town is a historic neighborhood with some of the most delicious Mexican food and best backdrops in the area. It includes historic architecture, colorful dancers, beautiful landscape, festive decorations, and more. You'll find a photogenic opportunity around every corner!


4. Seaport Village

This waterfront complex is home to over 70 shops and restaurants right along the waterfront. If you're lucky, you might run into the "Rock Man" and his mind-blowing balancing rock towers. You can watch him perform his magic, snap a couple of photos, and leave a small donation if you wish! 


5. Scripps Pier

While La Jolla has many popular photo destinations, one of the most iconic spots is underneath the old wooden pier. It's one of the largest research piers in the U.S. Twice a year, the sun sets directly between the pier's legs, making an incredible photography opportunity.  


6. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines is home to the Pinus torreyana, one of the nation's rarest pine trees. For a great photo-op, you can hike along wildflower-filled trails and capture the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean below. Another popular spot is Broken Hill, located on the border of Del Mar and La Jolla. It's on the southern half of the park and is a great place to watch the sunset over the ocean. 


7. Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch

While it's a bit of a trek north from the Comfort Inn Gaslamp, the flower fields are a great photography spot. It includes 50 acres of flower fields open to the public between March and May for photos and tours throughout the day. You'll want to check out their website for ticket information


Comfort Inn Gaslamp

We hope our list helps give you an idea of the best photography spots while staying at the Comfort Inn Gaslamp! There's no doubt that you're staying in one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. If you want any local advice about things to do or places to go in San Diego, our friendly staff is always willing to help. To book your stay with us, please give us a call at (619) 202-4324 or book directly through our website