Film Locations To Visit in San Francisco [And Places To Stay]


Looking to take a trip to San Francisco to visit some popular filming locations? You’re in luck because with our list, it has never been easier to find a location to visit and a place to stay.

Take a trip down memory lane and visit the best spots San Francisco has in store. And, the best part is most of the hotels are very affordable and the locations take you to the most beautiful spots the city has to offer.

So to begin we have..

Anne’s Apartment From Venom (2018)

Annie’s apartment made our pick as it has a really cool view looking down into the city and it’s situated near the Washington Square Inn Hotel, which is a 3-star hotel that is approximately a 10 minute walk, located on the corner of Stockton Street and Filbert Street.

Location: 1153 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA (37.799853, -122.404340)

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Elizabeth’s Apartment From Just Like Heaven (2005)

Located just a short distance west from Anne’s apartment in Venom is Elizbeth’s apartment from Just Like Heaven. And it’s safe to say this location isn’t haunted but is a very beautiful apartment building that would look great on your Instagram feed.

This location is also just a short 10 minute walk to the 3-star Washington Square Inn hotel.

Location: 1660 Mason St, San Francisco, California, USA (37.798955, -122.412076)

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Daniel & Miranda’s Home From Mrs Doubtfire (1993)

The house from one of Robin Williams’ most popular movies Mrs Doubtfire. Built in 1893, the property now has tree’s outside that has tributes to the late Robin Williams. You may not be granted access to view the interior however, you can view recent photos from Zillow to see how much it has changed since 1993.

The house is Just a 10 minute walk from the 4-star Hotel Drisco, located on the corner of Pacific Avenue & Broderick Street.

Location: 2640 Steiner Street, Pacific Heights, San Francisco (37.793961, -122.436442)

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Hulk Smashes Through The Tarmac In Hulk (2003)

We thought this location may be a fun one to visit with a view looking out towards the Oakland Bay Bridge and if you’re feeling up to it, a walk up the Vallejo steps opposite.

Again, this locations is only a 10 minute walk to the 3-star Washington Square Inn hotel.

Location: 380-398 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA (37.799192, -122.404056)

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Mia’s Home From The Princess Diaries (2001)

When visiting Mia’s home from The Princess Diaries (which has similarities to the Ghostbuster station in New York City) the Mission Inn Hotel is approximately a 30 minutes walk to get to if you’re looking for a place to stay nearby.

Location: 724 Brazil Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA (37.721609, -122.428895)

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The Shelter – Terminator Genisys (2015)

This location has an added bonus. Not only is it where kyle, Sarah & the Terminator escape the T-3000. But, it also offers up a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge which makes for a perfect end to the day.

And, If you’re feeling fit you can take a 2.9 mile (1 hour) walk to the 4-star Cavallo Point Lodge.

Location: Marin Headlands Vista Point, Marin County, CA, United States (37.827658, -122.498813)

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Alcatraz (Command Center) From The Rock (1996)

To finalize your trip, it wouldn’t be complete without visiting the infamous Alcatraz Island. Not only is it the location for many films, but a great 90’s action The Rock, starring Nicholas Cage and the late Sean Connery. The Hotel Zoe Fisherman’s Wharf is an ideal 4-star hotel to stay over at as it’s just a short walk to Pier 33 where you can hop on a vessel to the Island.

Location: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California, USA (37.826991, -122.422969)

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Whether you choose to scout our list of locations or wish to dig deeper into other locations these films have been seen in in the San Francisco area, we’d love to see your snaps using the hashtag #globalfilmlocations on Instagram.

Have a safe trip!

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