28 Oct Instagram Hotspots in San Francisco
If you like to prioritize photo spots during your travels, we are on the same boat. This is probably because I’m an Instagram addict, and no, I’m not ashamed of it.
A quick explanation of why Instagram is awesome:
To me, it’s not about becoming “Instagram famous” or any selfish reason of that sort. It’s about using it as a tool to market and grow your business. I plan on growing the Here & Air community and using Instagram as a way to inspire and reach out to an audience who will hopefully, benefit from my services in the future. Also, I am really into photography and it’s been a great way to track my progress and continue to learn! Instagram is also a great platform to meet individuals who are into the same things as you. So there ya have it. Instagram rocks!
Now that we have that out of the way, I’d like to dive right into a few of my favorite Instagram hotspots. San Francisco is, how do I explain this, the best city in the world! If I could live anywhere in the world it would be San Francisco. It offers the best of both worlds — a fast-pace lifestyle in a city of skyscrapers or a peaceful one as it offers a place to unwind at the beaches or national forests. It’s one of the most photogenic places (in my opinion, obviously) for the photo enthusiasts and offers plenty of places to explore for the wanderlust souls. The culture, the fog, and just being able to thrive amongst a community of creatives is everything I could ask for in an environment. Of course it has its downsides, but it’s all about what you choose to prioritize. There’s really no “perfect” place to live; San Francisco just happens to tick most the boxes off my list.
Instagram Hotspots in San Francisco:
1. Treasure Island
This location is really quite a treasure as you get this remarkable view of the Oakland Bay Bridge. I’d suggest coming out here during golden hour when the skies begin to change color. Car lights start to come on and this will give you a more interesting shot.
2. Alamo Square
You really don’t need much photography skills to get an amazing shot here. The details of The Painted Ladies in Alamo Square will be enough appeal. Getting a shot of the San Francisco skyline in the background is a bonus.
3. Marshall’s Beach
This beach is a nude beach, so be warned when coming out here. This is by far one my favorite views of the San Francisco Bridge. You can really get creative in this spot with all the rocks in the vicinity, gorgeous waves, and of course the bridge in the background.
4. Slacker Hill
On a good day when it’s not extremely foggy (like in this picture), you can see the crown of the San Francisco Bridge surrounded by clouds. It looks amazing. However, if you come here on a foggy day like I did, you can still get awesome shots! I don’t know what it is about fog that I love. Maybe because it gives your images that mystical look.
5. Half Moon Bay
This resort is about 30-40 minutes away from the city, but worth the drive. I’ve never been to Ireland before, but from pictures, I’d say there’s really no difference. Plus you can do an infinite amount of cartwheels here (or attempt them like me at least)!
6. Point Reyes
This is about an hour and 45 minutes away from San Francisco, also worth the drive. There are a few spots in this area like the tunnel trees, Point Reyes Shipwreck, and farms.
7. Mount Tamalpais
If you’re a nature lover, then this place is for you. Mount Tamalpais is such an underrated point of interest, especially when it’s only an hour away from San Francisco. There are plenty of trails and views of never-ending hills encompassed by clouds.
8. Golden Gate Bridge, duh
I mean, do I really need to explain this one?
Where am I off to next? Belize!
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