Top 10 Photo Spots in San Francisco

Number 10 – Cupids Arrow

Located in Rincon Park just a few minutes from The Ferry Building this spot is great to capture the Bay Bridge and the Bay Lights at night. There are some pilings which add a nice touch to the foreground. Also located here is Cupids Span, a sculpture of a bow and arrow.

Number 9 – The Pacific Ocean From The Cliff House

Located behind Cliff House restaurant, this spot overlooks the Seal Rocks and the Pacific Ocean, amazing place to capture the sunset

Number 8 – The Golden Gate Bridge from The Presidio

Another amazing angle of the Golden Gate Bridge can be found at this spot in The Presidio, a short walk from the Toll Plaza parking lot. This viewpoint was built for the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary in 2012.

Number 7 – City Hall Civic Center

Capture a stunning perspective shot of the tree lined Civic Center Plaza with City Hall framed nicely at the end.

Number 6 – Postcard Row at Alamo Square

This spot on the pathway in Alamo Square Park gives you a good elevated view of the Painted Ladies, love further up the hill and get the San Francisco Skyline in the background.

Number 5 – Pier 7

Pier 7 is a stunning old boardwalk style pier located on The Embarcadero, the wooden planks and vintage style street lights make for great perspective and symmetry shots. The end of the pier also gives a great view of the Bay Bridge.

Number 4 – The Palace of Fine Arts


This spot lets you capture the entire width (depending on your lens) of the Palace of Fine Arts as well as its reflection in the surrounding pond if its still enough.

Number 3 – The Transamerica Pyramid


This photo spot lets you capture the iconic image of the Transamerica Pyramid and the stunning copper clad Cafe Zoetrope.

Number 2 – Lombard Street


Located at the corner of Leavenworth and Lombard Streets this is the best angle to take in the crooked street.

Number 1 – Golden Gate Bridge

Located behind the Visitor Center take the trail down to this photo spot that takes in the entire span of the Golden Gate Bridge and also Fort Point below.

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2020-03-26T23:53:12+00:00 March 26th, 2020|