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The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco by Matthew Bamberg

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Chapter 5. Secret Places

Secret Places

Lighthouse at Pier 41.

Asecret place in San Francisco can involve a set of stairs hidden under vegetative overgrowth or a narrow pier off of the bay. These types of photo ops will create serendipitous moments for your viewers. There’s an alley that muralists have transformed into a place where people become aware of social justice, there are spectacular views from a neighborhood at the top of a hill in the south end of the city, and there’s a beach house filled with artwork from the 1930s’ Work Projects Administration. That’s not all, either. Even if you’re in the city only a few days, you’re likely to find your own secret—a ...

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