Mount Soledad is a really cool place that gives you a 360 degree unobstructed view of San Diego. In this picture, you could see Gaslamp/Downtown SD. It kind of made me feel like I was standing in a huge 3D map since you could really see all the way around. The valleys, hills, and bodies of water gave me a better understanding of SD (I have a poor sense of direction).
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