The Bay Area houses numerous places wherein you are certain to get aesthetically pleasing photographs to flaunt on your social media accounts. Granted that it is the photographer that does the work: being able to beautify a photo without having a grandiose background. However, it would not hurt to have your photographer’s magic alongside a beautiful background, would it?

Golden Gate Bridge

Okay, just to get it out of the way… The Golden Gate Bridge! Bet you did not see that coming. Anyway! Obviously, you do not need to fight your way through the thousands of cars that go through the bridge every single day to pose on the road. Sometimes, it is better to appreciate something far away, rather than to get up close and personal. 

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There are actually numerous places you can get a perfect shot of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is just up to you to decide which suits your ideal shoot. The following are some of the locations: Baker Beach, Marshall’s Beach, Crissy Field, Marin Headlands, Land Ends Trail, Fort Baker, Fort Point, Battery Spencer, and a whole lot more!

If you went to San Francisco and did not get the chance to have a photograph with the Golden Gate Bridge as your background, did you really go to San Francisco?

Lombard Street

From one world-renowned spot to another… the Lombard Street! Those who have played Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would surely be able to recognize this street, as a recreation of the in real life Lombard Street, named Windy Windy Windy Street can be found. It definitely is not named windy windy windy street for nothing!


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The street is famous for its steep eight hairpin turns, earning the nickname “The Crookedest Street in the World.” Due to its uniqueness, it receives millions of visitors every year. So if you would like Lombard Street as the background of your Facebook profile picture, be ready to have lots of competition in finding the perfect spot!

Painted Ladies

If one is a fan of the television sitcom series in the 80s entitled Full House, they are for sure familiar with the Painted Ladies as it was featured in its opening spiel. Flaunting their Victotrian and Edwardian style of architecture, houses along the eastern side of Alamo Square Park have become one of the most iconic photoshoot spots in San Francisco.

(Photo credits to Clementoni)

Due to its eye-catching pastel colors, the nickname Painted Ladies was born. Due to the location’s popularity among tourists, one must really fight their way to capture the perfect shot! If one manages to already get good shots of the houses, they can also capture the beauty of the downtown skyline of San Francisco from Alamo Square Park. With all that being said, it is no surprise that it is one of the most photographed locations in the Bay Area.

The Palace Of Fine Arts

Originally built for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, it is now being used today as a venue for weddings, corporate events, engagement shoots, and other events that require a spacious space with a grandiose scenery.

(Photo credits to SF Heritage)

Even though the Palace is in San Francisco, once you wander around it, you will feel like you are in Europe due to its Beaux-Arts Architecture style that has been widely used in France. Its main feature is a rotunda besides an enclosed lagoon. Once you walk around the palace and take some photographs, you will look at your photos thinking you are inside a painting!

San Francisco Cable Car System

Okay, technically you can say that the cable cars are a mode of transportation and not really a location, but hey, it would be a crime to not include the iconic cable cars of San Francisco in this list!

(Photo credits to San Francisco Examiner)

The cable car system in San Francisco is the last manually operated cable car system in the world. Though its original purpose was to be used by commuters to go through their everyday lives, the majority of passengers today are tourists wanting to experience what it is like to ride one.

Due to its popularity and historical background, it is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and considered as a National Historic Landmark.

Lawrenze Empleo

Christian Lawrenze Empleo is currently a Digital Marketing Intern of PS Media Enterprise, and a 4th year Bachelor of Arts in Communication student of Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba.

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