A handy list of where to find photo booths in San Francisco—they’re just waiting to deliver fun, silly, and mostly likely, some of the best memories for your family
Talk about hidden gems around San Francisco! For most us, when we were growing up, jumping into a photo booth with our friends at the mall was a weekly ritual. And while magical mall days may be a thing of the past, these photo booths (while rare) do live on—and is a nostalgic treat you can introduce to the kids. There really is something magical about cramming yourself into a photo booth, changing your pose after each camera flash, and seeing what photos spit out of the slot a few minutes later. And, truth be told, so often parents are the ones taking the photo—we love that photo booths create the opportunity for parents to squeeze into the frame and join in the fun.
The next time you’re running around town—whether it’s spending the the day at the SF Zoo, exploring Fisherman’s Wharf, or somewhere in the Bay Area, keep this handy list of where to take photo booth pictures in San Francisco—they’re just waiting to deliver fun, silly, and mostly likely, some of the best memories for your family.
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San Francisco Photo Booths
1. Musée Mécanique
Does Pier 39 have a photo booth? It sure does! Located on Fisherman’s Wharf, Musée Mécanique is a magical escape into the history of coin operated games. Among these century old treasures are historic photo booths perfect for capturing the fun.
2. San Francisco Zoo
Did you know you can visit the giraffes at the zoo, grab a coffee, and take a family selfie all without going to the zoo? The San Francisco zoo has a large entry between the ticket booth and ticket check hosts the zoo gift shop, one of the zoos cafes, and a photo booth that are all free to visit.
Sloat Blvd &, Upper Great Hwy.
3. Thriller Social Club
This entertainment destination is 21+ after 9 p.m., but during the day families can roam the rooms and discover a full midway of games along with food and drinks. Document your family time at the photo booth.
508 4th St.
4. Hotel Zephyr
This hotel across from Pier 39 has a fun game room and awesome outdoor space with giant Connect 4 and fire pits. You can visit even if you aren’t a guest at the hotel. Near the tabletop shuffleboard inside you’ll find a fun photo booth to commemorate your visit.
250 Beach St.
Fun Photo Booths in the Bay Area
5. 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
Introduce your kids to the joy of heading to the local record store and hop into the photo booth while you’re there. 1-2-3-4 Go! Records sources hard to find vinyl so you can bring the joy of analog home.
420 40th St.
Let the kids get their energy out and literally climb the walls with them before heading to the arcade to grab a family photo. With so much to do you will want to document the experience.
555 Rohnert Park Expy. West
7. Casino Arcade at the Santa Cruz Beach BoardWalk
A visit to The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an iconic experience and how else should one commemorate such a fun and unique spot other than a photo strip of you and your kids? Of all your souvenirs your family photos will be your favorite.
400 Beach St.
8. Round 1
Family time at the arcade is the perfect way to ensure that everyone has a good time with an activity that fits their interests and skill. These booths are extra jazzy because you can edit to add emojis and other fun filters—let your creativity run wild.
2200 Eastridge Loop
9. Scandia Family Fun Center
Mini golf, batting cages, Blaster Boats, and a race track provide hours of entertainment—just don’t forget to grab a picture in the photo booth before heading home!
5301 Redwood Dr.