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It’s likely you know one of San Francisco’s trademarks even if you’ve never visited – its hills. With these famous hills you get something else – epics views of city skyline, rugged landscapes and the Pacific coastline — all throughout the city and surrounding Bay Area.

For your next visit and that picture-perfect view, I asked San Francisco area professional photographer Nicolas Steinberg to share his tips on a few of the city’s top vantage points. Based on his draw-dropping photography, we’re confident you’ll want to follow him to these spots with your camera in hand. And we hope you’ll start your city experience by checking in at Loews Regency, San Francisco’s most elevated hotel. With guestrooms atop the highest floors of the city’s third tallest building, we always enjoy sharing our one-of-a-kind view with guests. For more on that, don’t miss the video below.

California Street

Copyright Nicolas Steinberg

Copyright photograph by Nicolas Steinberg

Nicholas Steinberg: “California Street is one of the most epic spots in San Francisco with the street cars rolling up and down the steep hills, passing by many iconic spots with picturesque city views.”

Nicolas adds, the best views are at sunrise or sunset. I can definitely concur, as Loews Regency is situated a few yards from the corner of California Street and Sansome Street, very conveniently located to catch the California line cable car.

Marin Headlands and Hawk Hill

View from Marin Headlands of Golden Gate Bridge I Loews Regency San Francisco

Nicholas Steinberg: “Located in the Golden Gate National recreation area, the Marin Headlands, which was home to the Miwok Indians and American military, is one the most classic and iconic spots in all of the Bay Area to view the Golden Gate Bridge. Sunrises in the winter months are particularly spectacular when the sun rises directly behind the city skyline and the bridge. Hawk Hill, one of the highest vantage points in the park, is the best place to view it from.”

Ina Coolbrith Park

Nicholas Steinberg: “Located in Russian Hill, Ina Coolbrith Park is a small 0.8 acre hidden gem offering one of the most astounding views of the San Francisco city skyline. It comes alive at night and is especially magical and romantic when the lights turn on and the whole city is glowing at twilight.”

For more of Nicolas’ photography, please check out his website at, or his Facebook page.

Are you ready to charge up the camera and join us in SF? We’re excited to invite you to enter for a chance to win our Experience Elevated SF Sweepstakes, including a grand prize of a two-night Loews Regency San Francisco stay for two people, a sunset toast on the sky deck, and a helicopter aerial tour of San Francisco for two people with the San Carlos Flight Center. You can enter for your chance to win from December 5-15, 2016.

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