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The Seven Most Instagrammable Engagement Locations in SF

Picturesque is this city's middle name

Let the city be your romantic backdrop. Photo: Shutterstock
Let the city be your romantic backdrop. Photo: Shutterstock

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You already have the ring; now you need a plan. If you want to pop the big question in San Francisco, you're in luck because this city has no shortage of photoworthy venues. These days, with nearly every engagement landing on Instagram, you'll need to choose the best of the best. We've rounded up our favorite locations for a range of couples—from foodies to golfers to animal lovers. All you need to do is choose (and sneakily convince her to schedule a manicure). Remember, wherever you go, to tag us (@RackedSF) so we can regram.


The Cavalier arguably has the most interesting restaurant interior while also serving up the best British brasserie fare in town. That new sparkler will photograph beautifully against the marble table tops and the tufted blue leather—just remember to book a lunch for optimal lighting.


Crashing waves, sandy toes, and a close up view of the Golden Gate Bridge makes Baker Beach a memorable location for popping the question.This beach attracts nudists, so aim for sunrise or sunset to catch this stretch at its quietest.


There's no better way to photograph this city that from up above. Coit Tower offers panoramic, overhead views that help make the event one to never forget. You may want to get the ring on the finger before heading toward the open cutout windows for a look around (and down).


For a view of the city from across the Golden Gate, head to Hawk Hill. Try snapping that newly bejeweled hand against this backdrop then watch the hearts multiply.


For the couple that likes to golf together, plan an outing to the Presidio Golf Course. Wait until the 18th hole bunker, then ask for her help to gauge your shot. As she surveys the green, drop to your knee and ask for her hand. When you climb out of the bunker, you'll have this view to remember.


If golf isn't your game, but the two of you enjoy hikes with the dog, make the trek to Lands End. The lush greenery and nooks and crannies offer private photo ops that will stun even the most jaded viewer.


Animals set a mesmerizing backdrop for the big moment at the SF Zoo. The giraffes are a good choice, but so are the pink flamingos and the snow leopard. If you're looking for a slightly more stationary option, try the carousel for a vintage feel.