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It’s safe to say that San Francisco is a very photogenic city. There are great Instagram and Facebook photo opportunities all over town. But if you’re looking for spots which will generate instant classics, head to one of these spots and start snapping.

Painted Ladies | 3 Vantage Points for Photos of San Francisco

The Painted Ladies

You’ve seen it in the postcards and you’ve seen it in the opening credits of the sitcom Full House (don’t tell us you never saw it, because we won’t believe you). San Francisco’s classic “Painted Ladies” are one of the most recognizable sights in the city. These Victorian and Edwardian homes are located on the perimeter of Alamo Square – a spot well worth a visit as you explore San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods. (Wander around the nearby Haight or Hayes Valley for some colorful boutique, bar and restaurant hopping.) You won’t be the only one taking photos here, so come with a little patience – or come early to get the best unobstructed views. Alamo Square is about a 15-minute drive from Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel and is easily accessible via Muni, the local bus and tram system, as well.

3 Great Vantage Points for San Francisco Photos

The Golden Gate Bridge

This one is a no-brainer. Nothing screams San Francisco more than the sight of that beautiful red bridge spanning the bay. The bridge will creep into photos from many vantage points across San Francisco, but for some truly great up-close shots, we suggest heading to The Presidio. You could easily spend all day exploring this natural treasure. Whether you take a hike, go bird-spotting, enjoy a picnic, take in a concert or simply stroll and check out the historic buildings preserved here, it’s worth including a pit stop for some photos at the Golden Gate Overlook. (You can get directions to this spot here  — and there are also lots of signs within The Presidio to guide you onto the right trails.)

Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel

Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel’s SkyBridge

The Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel has what you could call a bird’s-eye view of the entire city and as a guest you’ll have access to one of the most exciting features of the hotel – the SkyBridge. This hallway linking guestrooms on either side of the building has floor-to-ceiling windows on either side, offering drop-dead gorgeous views in every direction. Gaze out towards Alcatraz or take a selfie with the Transamerica Pyramid – it’s pretty much impossible to take a bad photo here, thanks to the hotel’s perch on the top 11 floors of a 48-story tower.

For even more great San Francisco photo inspiration, check out the Loews Regency Instagram account,  which zeroes in on the special details that make San Francisco (and New York City) so unique.