7 Best San Francisco Instagram

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In San Francisco

The hilly city of San Francisco has everything you could ever want – amazing coffee, bars, nature and beautiful scenery.

There’s no need for filters in this colourful place, as our top 7 San Francisco Instagram spots clearly show. Here’s where you should head for those perfect snaps…

1. Alamo Square

This photogenic hilltop has appeared in numerous TV and film productions, such as the sitcom ‘Full House.’

Don’t forget to point the camera at the famous ‘Painted Ladies’, a row of colourful Victorian houses located at 710–720 Steiner Street. Swing by at sunset for the best photos.


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2. Museum of Ice Cream

Could this be the most Instagrammable place ever?  100%. This ice cream inspired museum has interactive magical candy exhibits and so much more. Oh and of course, there’s plenty of ice cream samples to taste.

Don’t miss the sprinkle pool that’s filled with 100 million custom-designed sprinkles for you to dive into! Tickets are on sale online.


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3. San Francisco Flower Mart

Looking for pretty flowers and a kaleidoscope of colour? You can’t miss this wholesale flower market. There’s over 50 local flower vendors showing off their floral displays.

You can pop by on Mondays- Fridays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturdays 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Top tip: try go as early as you can while the vendors are still fully stocked. 


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4. Point Bonita Lighthouse

A secret jewel of the Bay Area, the Point Bonita Lighthouse is still in use. Hike up the half mile rugged rock path and soak in the view. Just be sure to bring snacks and water!

Open Sundays and Mondays from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.


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5. Miette

Miette is San Francisco’s most charming pastry shop and the ultimate Instagrammable spot. You’ll find rich chocolate tarts, cupcakes and sweets in glass jars inside.

The pastel pink exterior is just as cute.


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6. Lombard Street

Known as the ‘“Crookedest Street in the World,” Lombard Street has eight sharp hairpin turns. The mansions along the road are covered in beautiful flowers.

Stand at the very top for the best #insta view and then walk down.


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7. Japantown

After the 1906 Earthquake, many Japanese and Japanese Americans relocated to this area.

It’s one of only three Japantowns in the U.S. today, and is a riot of delicious food, culture and colour. Pop into Matcha Cafe Maiko for some of their popular soft serve.


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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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