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The Best Photo Ops in The Bay Area
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The Best Photo Ops in The Bay Area

With so many places to visit in S.F. and beyond, picking a place to take photos isn't easy. These are the best photo places in the Bay Area.

Mackenzie Hutson

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February 15, 2020

Finding the best places to take photos in San Francisco is often easier said than done. Though nearly every inch of the city offers a stunning backdrop, finding the ideal spot for an Instagram post or your engagement photos takes a bit of extra thought. Whether you want classic shots of the Golden Gate Bridge, adventurous photos in Muir Woods, a color-pop photoshoot in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset, or fun snapshots at Pier 39, here are the best photo places in the Bay Area.

Baker Beach

San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Ciarabeo.

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Battery Spencer

Conzelman Road, Sausalito

Photo courtesy of Amelia Edmondson.

Bernal Heights Park

3400–3416 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Tour de Lust.

Chinatown

San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Emma's Edition.

Fort Point National Historic Site

Long Avenue and Marine Drive, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of What Lynn Loves.

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Jannaaaeeee.

Lombard Street

Between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Whimsy Soul.

Marshall's Beach

San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Sugar and Stamps.

Mount Tamalpais

Tamalpais-Homestead Valley

Photo courtesy of Gal Meets Glam.

Outer Sunset

San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Emma's Edition.

The Painted Ladies 

Steiner and Hayes Streets, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Wish Wish Wish by Carrie Santana da Silva.

The Palace of Fine Arts

3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Cindyycheeks.

Pier 39 

The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of I'm Tara Michelle.

Point Reyes Lighthouse

Inverness

Photo courtesy of The Mandagies.

San Francisco City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Chantea McIntyre.

Twin Peaks

501 Twin Peaks Boulevard, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Urvi Mehta.

University of California Botanical Garden

200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley

Photo courtesy of Diane Villadsen Photography.

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