Most Instagrammable Spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is undeniably a city that is easy to Instagram, from its bay views to its expansive public parks. Here are some spots that are guaranteed to impress, filter or no filter.


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For that Insta-worthy shot, head to Golden Gate Park (especially the Hamon Tower in the DeYoung Museum) or Dolores Park for picture perfect views. Corona Heights Park, Bernal Heights Park and Twin Peaks are also places that will give you expansive panoramas of the city that will not disappoint.

Bay Views

For the best bay views, Crissy Field is hard to beat. The Lyon Street Steps are also good for a farther, more encompassing view of the city and the bay.

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The Mission is the place to head to for capturing vibrant murals to impress all your followers. Balmy Alley is a good place to start, which has countless murals up and down the entire alleyway. The Women's Building is also another impressive masterpiece, where an entire side is filled with paintings.


San Francisco is known for its top-notch bakeries and its photogenic baked goods. Mr. Holmes' Bakehouse with its Insta-famous cruffins (a muffin-croissant hybrid) is a good place to start. City institutions like Tartine Bakery and Arizmendi Bakery are well worth the trek (and usual long lines).

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Let's face it: with the dizzying array of restaurants within city limits it's hard to know which ones have the most Instagram-worthy food. Here are a few of the more popular ones that appear on the Gram. Foreign Cinema for its romantic dinnertime atmosphere, La Taqueria for its famous Mission Burritos, Brenda's Soul Food for the fried chicken and waffles and Hog Island Oyster Co. for their beautiful oysters. Brunch is in a category of its own, where Plow, Zazie and Sweet Maple round out some of the top choices.

Julia is a freelance writer and native San Franciscan, born and raised. She is the founder of Small World This Is, and has written for Matador, Roads and Kingdoms, and USA Today.