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The Best Time of Year to Visit San Francisco, California

San Francisco is one of the most romanticized cities in the world. The climate is just right, the winds are strong and lustful and the sun is often shining over the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. It certainly won’t be difficult finding an incredible photographer to photograph your surprising adventures all around San Francisco.

Each season in San Francisco has something very special to offer its visitors and locals alike. It’s nearly impossible to visit all of the ongoing attractions during just one visit, but you can certainly do your best to try! Here’s what to expect during each season in this world-famous city.

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Visiting San Francisco in Summer

Unlike most major cities in the world, San Francisco has relatively mild summer temperatures. You certainly don’t want to make the mistake of skipping out on packing a jacket and sweater to this breezy city, because even though it’s in California, it’s up in the north where the wind certainly has some gust and presence. On the plus side, this means you won’t get overtired from excess heat and you’ll be able to wear versatile outfits during your photoshoot around the major hot spots in San Francisco.

In the summer months, you have the option of going kayaking around the bay or you can explore the plethora of street fairs happening all over the city such as the  Gay Pride Parade & Celebration, Union Street Festival or the Haight Street Fair. 

If you’re traveling with your family, then you’ll want to hire a San Francisco photographer to photograph your family day at the Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can ride the carousel, eat and drink trademark San Francisco food and beer and enjoy the fantastic view of the bay. Your San Francisco photographer will be sure to capture the sunset bay in the background of your photoshoot. And finally, with or without the family, hike Lands End. Lands End is one of the most famous trails in San Francisco and has several attractions to keep you entertained all along the trail!

Best Time to Visit San Francisco

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Visiting San Francisco in Autumn

If you’re a wine lover, then San Francisco in the Autumn is the ideal place for you. You can plan a few days around the Harvest Celebration and visit different vineyards to sample the incredible wine selection. Many vineyards open up their gates to new incoming guests and offer delicious dishes and vibrant music to set the mood to bliss. Now’s your chance to hire a proposal photographer in San Francisco and plan your romantic escape to the North Coast American Viticultural Area where all the vineyards are all set up to celebrate your bright future together! 

During your trip in Autumn to San Francisco, you can listen to free music with the locals in Golden Gate Park, plan a trip around the various parks to see the stunning fall foliage and shop in the unbelievable farmer’s markets for the best produce. If you’re in San Francisco this October, then treat yourself to a full evening’s affair at this year’s Oktoberfest with limited edition brews straight out of the bay area! And finally, go all out and indulge in the pumpkin season, where you can visit pumpkin patches, sip pumpkin-flavored lattes and maybe even find the most delicious pumpkin pie you’ve ever tried. Don’t forget to hire an affordable San Francisco photographer to capture you and your family, or you and your best friend, in a corn or hay maze!

Best Time to Visit San Francisco

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Visiting San Francisco in Winter

If you travel to San Francisco in the wintertime before Christmas, then expect to witness some above and beyond celebrations to welcome in the holiday season. Just after ThanksGiving, Christmas season begins in full swing, which means you can attend tree lighting ceremonies and view life-size gingerbread homes! There are plenty of professional photographers to choose from in San Francisco, so it’s best if you book one well in advance to make sure they are available during both Christmas and New Year, especially if you’re thinking about hiring a proposal photographer during this merry time of year.  

Some of the popular tourist sites all year round in San Francisco include Alcatraz, an incredible ex-federal prison, San Francisco’s impressive Chinatown and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. While you may not want to bring a personal photographer to the island of Alcatraz with you, you will absolutely want them to photograph you in Chinatown and close to the Golden Gate bridge. Your photographer can also send you your best photographs for you to upload to your own Instagram account! And if you’re a big wine drinker, don’t miss the annual Chronicle Wine Competition, if you’re in San Francisco this February, where you’ll have the chance to try over 500 award-winning wines.

Best Time to Visit San Francisco

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Visiting San Francisco in Spring

In the Springtime, San Francisco hosts an abundance of festivals where you can experience the rich diversity of American culture. You can visit the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown, check out the boat parade on the bay when all of the boats show off their best attributes to its gaping audience, or visit the many gardens with blooming rhododendrons. The rhododendrons make for a picturesque background for your engagement photoshoot in San Francisco, or you can rent a boat for the day with your loved one and row around Stow Lake boathouse to catch all the spring flowers blooming around the lake. 

If you’re in San Francisco during Easter, you can celebrate in the park with the rest of the locals. There is fun in store for both adults and children, and it might possibly be the most interesting Easter celebration you’ve ever experienced. And, if the flowers blooming around the city aren’t picture-perfect, and you find yourself wanting a day full of colors and beauty, then you’ll just have to book a day trip to the Botanical gardens, which is home to over 8,000 species of plants. In the famous Mission District of San Francisco you can catch Carnaval, a two-day parade and festivities with plenty of activities for single tourists, couples and families alike. Check out the prices for the best photographers in San Francisco NOW!

Best Time to Visit San Francisco

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