It's hard to pass up a day of chillin at the beach when you live in San Diego and have a day off, but every now and then, it's a good idea to mix things up and gain a new perspective on this beautiful area. From sea cliffs to mountain summits, there are tons of great spots to post up and take in the scenery. Check out our 5 most epic views of San Diego and see if they're not worth breaking the usual beach routine.

1. Broken Hill Trail

Photo: Jason Neitzki

Hike through canyons, along cliffsides and down a staircase to a secluded beach. These views are like nowhere else in San Diego. Learn More.

2. Hospitals Reef

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen

Head to this unique rocky shoreline at low tide to explore the pools and enjoy one of San Diego's best spots to watch the sunset. Learn More.

3. Mt. Woodson East Approach

Photo: Jason Neitzki

Take the road less traveled to the famous Potato Chip Rock for less crowded trails and a spin on a local favorite hike. Learn More.

4. La Jolla Cove

Photo: Tiffany Penguin

You'll have great views of gorgeous San Diego scenery and a ton of flourishing marine life. Make the short walk to Sunny Jim’s Cave, the only cave in La Jolla accessible by land. Learn More.

5. Stonewall Peak

Photo: Kevin

From Stonewall Peak's summit, you'll have a 360 degree view of the surrounding park and nearby Lake Cuyamaca. Learn More.

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Published: May 29, 2015

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