Five Location Ideas for Engagement Photos in San Francisco

1. Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. It was inspired by Roman and Ancient Greek architecture in designing what was essentially a fictional ruin from another time.

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2. Baker Beach

Baker Beach is a public beach on the peninsula of San Francisco. The beach lies on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in the northwest of the city. It is roughly a half mile long, beginning just south of Golden Gate Point (where the Golden Gate Bridge connects with the peninsula), extending southward toward the Seacliff peninsula, the Palace of the Legion of Honor and the Sutro Baths. On a clear day it offers amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Ocean, especially at sunset.

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3. Marin Headlands

The Marin Headlands is a hilly peninsula at the southernmost end of Marin County, California, located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. It is a perfect spot for nature lovers and offers fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco bay with the city in the distance.

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4. Mission District

The Mission District, also commonly called "The Mission", is a young and hip neighborhood in San Francisco. It is full of life, color, and is famous for its street art, night life, and murals.

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5. The Embarcadero

The Embarcadero, along the city’s eastern shoreline, is home to many waterfront attractions. With its iconic clock tower, the 1898 Ferry Building is a major food lover's draw, featuring restaurants such as the acclaimed Slanted Door, plus gourmet shops and a popular farmers' market. It is home to a number of beautiful piers, many waterfront restaurants, and spectacular Bay Bridge views.

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