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PLACES TO SEE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Fall in love with San Francisco, over and over again.

 
Golden Gate View from Horseshoe Bay

Golden Gate View from Horseshoe Bay

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San Francisco is truly a city of 1000 views. The most photogenic town in the world!
— Sasha @sanfrancisco

Top Places of Interest

Golden Gate Park

Large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds. It’s bigger than Central Park in NYC. 


Palace of Fine Arts

Monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Popular wedding photography spot.


Lombard Street

Known as the “Crookedest Street in the World,” Lombard Street is one of San Francisco’s most popular landmarks. You can drive or take the sidewalk steps.


Coit Tower

210-foot tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood, built at the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock to beautify the city of San Francisco.

Baker Beach

Spectacular outside-the-Gate views of the Bridge and the Marin Headlands are unsurpassed. 


Sea Lions at Pier 39

The sea lions camped out in PIER 39's West Marina have been endearingly coined, "Sea Lebrities."


Union Square

A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district has everything from upscale department stores and boutiques to discount houses.


Ferry Building

Ferry dock, restaurant destination, also known for weekly farmer’s market, showcasing the best local produce.


Best Views

Twin Peaks

At 922 feet in elevation, it is second only to Mt. Davidson in height, with spectacular views of San Francisco Skyline.


Battery Spencer

19th-century concrete battery featuring panoramic views of Golden Gate & San Francisco. Great sunrise and sunset photography spot.


Ina Coolbrith Park

This tiny, hidden park features a steep path & views of the Downtown & the Bay. Popular location amongst local photographers.


Golden Gate Postcard View Point

A truly iconic postcard view of the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.

Fort Point

Former military fort, overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge. Also, a popular surfing spot amongst the pros.


Lombard Street

Known as the “Crookedest Street in the World,” Lombard Street is one of San Francisco’s most popular landmarks. You can drive along or walk along sidewalk steps.


Top of Dolores Park

Where all the locals come out to play and picnic on warm, sunny weekends. With tennis courts, benches, brand new children’s playground.


Top of Coit Tower

Climb the steps or take the elevator to the top of the tower for unparalleled 360 views of San Franciscco.

It seemed like a matter of minutes when we began rolling in the foothills before Oakland and suddenly reached a height and saw stretched out of us the fabulous white city of San Francisco on her eleven mystic hills with the blue Pacific and its advancing wall of potato-patch fog beyond, and smoke and goldenness in the late afternoon of time.
— Jack Kerouac, On The Road
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San Francisco is truly a city of 1000 views. The most photogenic town in the world!
— Sasha @sanfrancisco

Beaches & Parks

Marshall Beach

Marshall Beach is a long narrow secluded beach that stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge south to North Baker Beach.


China Beach

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Sutro Baths

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Kirby Cove

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Baker Beach

Stretching a mile below the rugged cliffs on the Presidio’s shoreline, this beach is a scenic picnic paradise.


Ocean Beach

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Crissy Field

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Mile Rock Beach

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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San Francisco is truly a city of 1000 views. The most photogenic town in the world!
— Sasha @sanfrancisco

Art & Photography Galleries

Pier 24 Photography

Photography museum located on the Port of San Francisco directly under the Bay Bridge.


SomaArts 

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.


Fraenkel Gallery

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Minnesota street Project

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Gagosian

Spectacular outside-the-Gate views of the Bridge and the Marin Headlands are unsurpassed.


111 Minna Gallery

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.


SF CameraWork

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Spoke Art Gallery

Small, remote shorefront area with rugged terrain, bird-watching & views of the Golden Gate Bridge.