If you think you’ve checked everything off your San Diego bucket list, guess again. Spruce Street Suspension Bridge is the ultimate hidden gem with amazing skyline views.

This hidden suspension bridge is 375 feet long and takes you 70 feet over a scenic canyon. If you’re looking for non-touristy things to do in the city, you’ve found one. Since the entrance to the bridge is located in a residential neighborhood, there aren’t a lot of people who know about it yet.

You’ll find the entrance in the Bunker Hills neighborhood. To get there, you’ll turn west on Spruce Street from First Avenue. Drive down until you see the entrance. You can park in the residential neighborhood. It’s also a short walk from the quirky Harper’s Topiary Garden. The walk is steep, so make sure to bring good shoes.

This historic bridge from 1912 still has a lot of old-timey features. It was originally built to provide locals with an easy way to cross the canyon.

Let’s just say it isn’t for the faint of heart. The bridge literally brings viewers out over the steep canyon. When it’s windy, the bridge sways a bit. But if you can brave it, the views are definitely worth it!

When you reach the suspension bridge, you’ll get one of the best bird’s eye views of the San Diego skyline. You’ll walk through a canopy of trees as it winds above the canyon and you can see some beautiful blooming leaves.

If you’re looking for a fun city adventure, the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge is worth visiting. There are plenty of places along the bridge to snap beautiful photos of the San Diego skyline and some cute pics with your friends or SO. Enjoy the views!

Spruce Street Suspension Bridge: San Diego

Price: Free

Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. every day

Location: W Spruce St, San Diego, CA 92103

Why You Should Go: This hidden gem provides one of the best skyline views of San Diego hidden among nature.

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Editor’s note: Since Spruce Street Suspension Bridge is located in a residential neighborhood, be respectful and mindful of your surroundings.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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