5 Best Places for Grad Photos in The Bay Area

Mount Tamalpais:

This is a beautiful and scenic ridge filled mountain peak that provides a breath taking view of the ocean, The Bay and San Francisco.

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Palace of Fine Arts

This is a staple of Bay Area photography! The architectural design of this place is breath taking and the surrounding areas provide a lot of natural beauty. There's a great pond that is frequently inhabited by swans too! Definitely a great place to commemorate your time in school while living in the Bay Area. 

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Golden Gate Park (Strawberry Hill/Japanese Botanical Garden)

Golden Gate Park his huge so there is plenty of scenic spots to take your grad photos but these two spots seems to be local favorites. Strawberry Hill and The Japanese Botanical gardens provide a beautiful and natural scene right in the middle of one of the busiest cities on the world.

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Slacker Hill

This was named as one of the best (if not THE BEST) spot to get an amazing shot of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge. A tip: 

During the early-spring and late-summer months, the hills are teeming with wildflowers such as zigadenus, California poppy, and certain species of paintbrush so get out there and add some natural color to your photos! 


Lands End

This is another local staple for taking scenic photos, especially of The Golden Gate Bridge! It also provides an amazing view of Ocean Beach and the historic Sutro Baths and there is a very cool stone labyrinth on the trail too! 

Now that the hard work is done get out there and celebrate all your accomplishments by sharing some stunning photos of you rocking your grad cap and gown with your loved ones!


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