The pressure to have a good Instagram feed can get overwhelming… How often should you post? Where can you take your next post-worthy photo?
Well here’s some help.
These are some of the best photo-op spots in the greater San Luis Obispo area to spice up your grid.
Montaña de Oro State Park (MDO)
Hazard Canyon Tide Pools – These tide pools at MDO are the perfect place for an adventurous feed! They are also very inclusive for those who feel awkward in front of a camera – crouch down with the marine life and snap some good action shots!
Sand hills – You can’t go wrong jumping around on some sand hills (just don’t fall, please). This is another one for the adventurous soul and provides another great action shot opportunity!
San Luis Obispo
The Arboretum – This is a beautiful garden landscape to surround yourself to achieve the ultimate leafy green aesthetic. The Arboretum at Cal Poly has plants galore and are separated by different climates and cultures.
Laguna Lake Park – This park is simple and cute if you want to pose with a body of water but don’t want to drive all the way to the beach. There’s even a cute little dock to stand on!
Terrace Hill – Terrace Hill overlooks a gorgeous landscape. Anywhere you stand on the hill, you get a huge overview of San Luis Obispo and can see nearly everything.
Downtown San Luis Obispo
Bubblegum Alley – I know what you’re thinking… Why would you want to stand between two walls of people’s chewed up bubblegum? For the feed, that’s why.
This unique landscape provides a nice pop of color — just make sure to not to touch the walls.
Top of parking garages – Tik Tok has been filled with people taking photos in parking garages, but not all of them have as beautiful of backgrounds as San Luis Obispo. Get a gorgeous mountain behind you by taking some photos up on the top of your desired parking garage. My favorite is the one on Morro St.
Margo Dodd Park and Dinosaur Caves Park – These two parks are right next to each other and each have their own quirks. Margo Dodd has a gazebo and a great lookout point, while Dinosaur Cave has beautiful paths you can walk through and check out the flowers growing. I highly recommend this on a sunny day (which isn’t hard to come by on the Central Coast).
The Pismo Pier – From roaming on top to checking out the intriguing underside of the pier, it’s hard to go wrong. Don’t be afraid to get your feet a little wet, though… It is the beach, after all.
Corner of Hinds and US 1 – This one is a little lesser known, but there is a light blue painted wall at this corner that I love to stop at when I can. Solid color backgrounds are a favorite since you can wear nearly anything without worrying about clashing patterns!