Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3091 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2214 times:
There is a small free parking lot at the corner of Laurel and Harbor Drive that I like. Stay out of the adjacent Solar Turbines parking lot, their security will come and ask you to leave (or, at least they did a few years ago).
RichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
I always liked Balboa, but i wouldn't want to be there alone. Also point loma and liberty station are pretty nice...but ive noticed that many spots have blocked views... Like I said in the PM, I would love to go spot one day or night if you would like some company..
GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4298 posts, RR: 23 Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2110 times:
San Deigo is a really awesome airport. I've flown into SAN like 200 times already since my familia lives in La Jolla and when I was living in Virginia, I had the pleasure of flying to San Diego monthly for a weekend visit. As for spotting, there is only one legal spot, which, as mentioned, the parking lot. There are several off-perimeter spots, such as Balboa Park, but you'll get the normal "boring" shots of the airplane and sky. Another cool spot is the residential area on top of the hill, which is awesome, but it's more "watching" then taking pictures becuase it's fairly far away.