Want location ideas for your instagram feed? or photo spots that are anything but the Golden Gate Bridge? (because trust me, there are a lot)
Then keep reading!!!
Before leaving for the west coast, I can’t lie-
one of my biggest google searches was “instagram spots in San Francisco”
– or searches dedicated to my other upcoming travel destinations. I had no clue before-hand that putting together a list of your ultimate instagram aesthetic spots was a thing, but I’m so happy it is.
The ones I looked at months ago I found so helpful so I hope this helps or sparks some interest in you!
This past February on my west coast travels, I embarked on a 4-day mini trip to San Francisco, California. Being such an odd time in the year to travel, especially in the states, it made going to the touristy spots much easier to get good photos. Also, with me not being a fan of weather above 65-70 degrees F, if I went to California any later in the year I would die of heat exhaustion.
Palace of Fine Arts
I was blown away by the architecture and how the area itself made me feel like I was off in some distant country. There was so many spots here perfect for photos and a cute little pond and pathways that wrapped around the main dome.
Of course when I went here the “famous” colored buildings in the square were under construction but it still was a great view of the city.
16th Avenue Tiled Steps
To my surprise the city actually has multiple tiled staircases, and as you can guess, they’re all gorgeous. It took some time to get here with public transportation (and lots of uphill walking, but I guess you have to expect that in San Francisco).
*random fun fact time* the steepest residential street in the WORLD is NOT in San Francisco!! It is in Dunedin, New Zealand. I have a travel guide featuring it here.
After heading to see the mosaic steps I’m sure you’re going to be tired and just want to sit down; this brings me to my next destination.
I have the perfect place for you.
Home Coffee Roasters
Me being the coffee obsessed person that I am of course I had to include a cute cafe in here (full San Francisco coffee guide coming very soon)!
The baristas here are SO talented and make it easy to get adorable photos. My mind was blown when I saw the latte art on mine and my boyfriend’s. They also have a long list of really unique flavored coffee beverages!
The Streets – Lombard Street
Sounds simple but the city itself has so many unique streets. There are many hidden steps and alleyways cutting through parks and such.
One specific one I will mention (because it is the most popular one), is Lombard Street. Even if you don’t go to take photos, per say, it’s such an odd street with its unique characteristics. This spot is normally pretty crowded, but I saw so many people taking that to their advantage to take creative photos.
Other Location Ideas: Alcatraz, near the cable cars and the many cute spots on the waterfront!
Thanks so much if you’ve read this far. I appreciate the support so much.
Lots of love,