20+ of the Best San Francisco Marriage Proposal Ideas

Proposing to your bae in the City by the Bay? Since where he asks is just as important as how he asks, better make sure it’s perfect! Luckily, we have plenty of San Francisco marriage proposal ideas to make your moment one to remember.

Golden Gate Bridge
This one’s a classic, and with good reason. Look at that view! Head out to Battery Spencer for the best city + bridge backdrop for your proposal photos.

Tip: get there by typing “McCullough Rd. and Conzelman Rd.” into your GPS (thanks Trip Advisor)

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Ideas

Inspiration: Golden Gate Bridge Marriage Proposal // Photo by Kate Harrison Photography

Baker Beach
We all know San Francisco is full of stunning waterfront places to propose, but if you want the Golden Gate Bridge view from another angle, take your lady out to romantic Baker Beach.

baker beach marriage proposal ideas in san francisco

Inspiration: Baker Beach Marriage Proposal

Point Lobos
For the ocean-lover, Point Lobos is another sandy option to begin your engagement. Being two hours outside the city, it’s an amazing day trip with an even more amazing backdrop:

point lobos marriage proposal - san francisco marriage proposal ideas

Inspiration: Point Lobos Marriage Proposal // Photos by Albert Hoffman Photography

Sunset Cruise
Looking for something even more memorable? Pop the question on a dreamy sunset cruise along the Golden Gate. There are tons of options, just Google “sunset cruise in San Francisco” and a huge list of results can help you with this one.

sunset cruise marriage proposal in San Francisco

Inspiration: Tatyana and Steven // Photographer: Cabe Creative

Sutro Heights Park/Ocean Beach
Love the ocean breeze, but hate the sand? At Sutro Heights Park, you can enjoy the beach view without all the mess. There’s also the famous Cliff House restaurant for a post-proposal celebration – you can even have her friends and family surprise her there after.

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Ideas

Inspiration: San Francisco Marriage Proposal Idea // Photos by Jessica Rowland

Coit Tower
For a full cityscape proposal, ask for your lady’s hand at the famous Coit Tower with a 360-view of San Francisco. For extra romance, call ahead for access to a private balcony with your honey.

Coit Tower

Inspiration: Coit Tower Marriage Proposal

Marin Headlands
Part of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Marin Headlands is five-mile road with the most incredible views of San Fran and the ocean. In other words, this is five miles of gorgeous proposal scenery.

marin headlands marriage proposal ideas in san francisco

Inspiration: Marin Headlands Marriage Proposal

Fort Funston
Pup owner? This dog park might be the most epic place your four-legged friend to run around (and maybe even meet a mate of his or her own!). The view is private and incredible, and taking Spot for a little exercise might be an easy way to get your lady lover up there.

fort funston marriage proposal

Photo by Michael James Photography


San Francisco, aka The Golden City, has plenty of perfect spots – all you have left to do is choose which proposal idea works best for you. (And then tell us all about it, of course!)


“San Francisco Marriage Proposal Ideas” was written by Madison Bonnette

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