10 Dope Places to Take Pictures near San Diego

San Diego is a one-of-a-kind city, blending perfect weather, gorgeous beaches, unique culture, beautiful street art, and delicious food. With several mesmerizing sceneries that San Diego offers, it is only natural to take lots of pictures. If you live near San Diego and love photography, this article on 10 dope places to take pictures near San Diego will be a treat for you.

1. Fulfill your tropical fantasy at Sunset Cliffs Tropical Casa

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This venue guarantees that your pictures will not lack greenery. The flourishing interior makes an excellent background for photos. If you are looking for a modern house with ample sunlight and plenty of nature’s touch, this might be the one for you. The glass windows, delicate furniture, fascinating wall decorations, and accommodation for up to seven people are a few great features of this Peerspace bookable casa.

2. Pay tribute to eras past at this mid-century modern haven

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Not so far from central San Diego is this exquisite 1963 split-level home that will raise the bar for your photos. Set on a spectacular hilltop with 180° views of downtown San Diego, it has a lovely outdoor space with a classy patio. If you want your heart to skip a few beats, check out the sunset from this location. Set on 5,000-square-feet, this place can accommodate up to 50 guests. Each room gets plentiful natural light. The kitchen, dining area, bar, living room, and study are crafted beautifully. Put this Peerspace haven at the top of your 10 dope places to take pictures near San Diego list.

3. Enjoy the summer vibe at a resort-style backyard pool

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A stunning pool filled with unruffled deep blue water under the clear sky and surrounded by charming plants does sound unrealistically perfect. Hence, next on the list of 10 dope places to take pictures near San Diego is a resort-style backyard that could actually create this poetic scene. Blue and white patio, variety of plants, wooden floor, grass beds, and aesthetic lighting turn this place into a perfect spot for dope pictures. Moreover, this place offers patio heaters, a fire pit, and a heated saltwater pool, making it an excellent option for winters too. Best of all, you can book it today on Peerspace!

4. Take dope pictures in the rain at the San Diego Rain Room

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Pictures in the rain are hands down the best. However, the condition is that lighting, background, and rain intensity have to be balanced. Wouldn’t it be great if only you could change these factors according to your whim? The San Diego rain room is formed especially for this purpose. Every month, they close their 1000-square-feet studio temporarily and only allow the bookings for a 10′ × 10’ rain room. With variable lighting, rain intensity, and reflective floor and walls, the pictures are very much similar to those in actual rainfall — or maybe better! Learn more about it on its Peerspace listing today!

5. Add more color to your life at a rooftop deck

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The funky-themed rooftop with a mesmerizing sunset view is another dope place to take pictures near San Diego. Located just a block away from Windansea Beach, this Peerspace bookable rooftop has elegant furniture that makes it an excellent spot for photographs. Some of the features of this place are wooden shade, bright yellow umbrellas, multi-colored chairs, and a corner sofa with enough space to accommodate 20 people.

6. Feel like an artist at an urban gallery in downtown San Diego 

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When it comes to the best background, you already know that most votes will favor art. Therefore, this urban gallery has a lot to offer your pictures. Located in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, this 4,500-square-foot historic Sterling Hardware building is, in itself, an artistic marvel. High ceilings, vintage wood floors, and exposed red brick walls make this place one-of-a-kind. Moreover, access to sufficient natural light through large glass windows is another plus point of this appealing gallery. And, you can book it right here on Peerspace!

7. Go funky with your pictures at a Barrio Logan event space

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Five minutes away from downtown San Diego, what was an old Mission Church before, is now an incredible event and photoshoot location. This Barrio Logan event space covers 2,000-square-feet and can accommodate 70 people. Its unique ‘worn-out’ design and artistic walls make this venue a perfect candidate for ten dope places to take pictures near San Diego. Learn more about it on its Peerspace page.

8. Get some farming experience at an urban farm

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This location may be the strangest one on this list. If the best pictures are what you desire, then this may be a fantastic idea for you. You may dress up like a farmer, book this urban farm via Peerspace and be ready to get some marvelous pictures under the bright and shiny sun. One-third acre is for outdoor purposes and two-thirds of an acre is a three-story house. A beautiful living room and an indoor parlor are among its amenities.

9. Explore the luxuries at a secluded luxury home

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The more luxurious the setup is, the better the pictures will be. This luxury home has an elegant living room with an electric fireplace, a 50-inch smart TV, and a lovely sitting area. Outdoor facilities include a beautiful and modern pool, multiple plantations, a fire pit, a succulent garden, and a charming patio. All these features make an excellent spot for dope pictures that you can book via Peerspace.

10. Finally, visit the Old Town

Old Town is a beautiful place where each spot is an excellent option for pictures. With its park and museum, Old Town has many historical areas that you may want to visit and of course, take some pictures. Its house designs, color schemes, and street art are unmatched, and that is what makes it one of the best ten dope places to take pictures near San Diego. 

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