We just recently moved to San Diego from San Francisco and I've been having so much fun exploring our new city. One of the biggest perks of moving down south is all the warm sunshine. San Francisco is a beautiful city but I have to admit, I don't miss the cold foggy weather. This week in San Diego the weather has been in the 80's, perfect for beach days! I packed up my beach blanket and we spent a relaxing day out enjoying the sunshine. This is the first time I've ever taken blog photos in a bikini and I have to admit it was a nerve racking experience. Ladies we all know it too well, body confidence is not easy! But regardless I was determined to still enjoy my beach time.
The Best Spots for Instagram Photos Around Mission Beach
Oceansfront Boardwalk - You can walk from Mission Beach to Pacific Beach and there’s tons of great photo opportunities on the way.
Beach Treats Shaved Ice - Located at 3105 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, they make super cute shaved ice and ice cream cones. So colorful and camera ready!
Big Kahuna’s Ice Cream - Located at 711 Oliver St, San Diego, the fun surfing ice cream cone mural is on the side of the building. Scroll down to see images from this spot.
Lifeguard Towers - Located along the beach, these are icon symbols of Southern California.
Crystal Pier - There’s adorable little white beach cottages that sit above the water (see images below). The perfect backdrop for some photos.
Anywhere on the Beach at Sunset - As the sun sets down on a perfect California day, catch that gorgeous golden hour glow on camera.
Jaws Mural - Located at 707 Reed Ave, San Diego, this is a fun spot too! Scroll down to the end of the blog post to see photos!
California Summer Soundtrack
While we were walking down the boardwalk there were so many boom boxes with music playing and it really set the mood with those sunshine vibes. In the summer there's nothing like cruising along with your favorite tunes playing. I always love to discover new music so I thought I'd share a few of my summer faves and hopefully you'll find that next song that'll be playing on repeat. 🎶
Amber by 311 Lush Life by Zara Larsson No Diggity vs. Thrift Shop Kygo Remix by Ed Sheeran & Passenger Oceans (Young Bombs Remix) by Coasts Blue Jeans Penguin Prison Remix by Lana Del Rey Secrets by The Weeknd Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers Closer by The Chainsmokers Video Games by Lana Del Rey Number 1 RAC Mix by Madison Summertime by Sublime Blue Jeans RAC Remix by Lana Del Rey
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