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A Couple’s San Francisco – Reinventing Romance in the City

When you visit San Francisco with your special someone, you’ll find all kinds of activities and experiences that speak to the sort of couple you are. No matter what you and your better half want from your visit to San Francisco, we’ve got just the plan for you.

Dates Ideas

San Francisco is a sporty city. For the adventurous couple, you can bike, kayak, and hike, all within city limits. To really feel like an urban explorer, visit the Presidio. Discover 24 miles of hiking trails, join a guided art walk, or just meander hand-in-hand. The city is a spectacle with the stunning Golden Gate Bridge adorning the skyline and plenty of other activities to experience with your partner. The Golden Gate Park beacons visitors with its natural romance, biking lanes, meadows, and lakes. If you are looking for seclusion or an area for a private picnic, visit Baker Beach at sunset. Trails and obscure spots in Muir Woods will also connect lovers in an intimate bond. Lover’s Lane is another picturesque avenue to reignite the love for one another.

San Francisco is a cultural paradise, with everything from classical music to daring, avant-garde performance art. Artistic couples should be sure to visit the city’s must-see museums, its accessible galleries, and its historic music venues. Festivals focused on dance, comedy, and the written word happen all year long, guaranteeing no shortage of experiences for the cultured couple.

Love in San Francisco does not bind itself to old-school ideas and opens its arms to everyone. The LGBTQ+ community in San Francisco is world famous so couples can indulge in every romantic activity in the city without judgment from society. The Castro is one of the most famous gayborhoods in the world, featuring a wide variety of bars and nightclubs, each with its own vibe. SoMa features such legendary establishments and so does Mission.

Romantic Drink and Dine

Few would argue that San Francisco is one of the most romantic cities in the world. From sunsets on the Pacific to the views of the Bay Bridge from the Embarcadero, there are hundreds of places that provide a perfect backdrop for a romantic night. For those who prefer to set the mood with a special cocktail or bottle of your choice, there are countless places to share a drink with your significant other.

25 Lusk is a trendy spot for date night. Its dim lighting, exposed wood beams, and an always-evolving wine and champagne list set the mood for a romantic evening. They offer different wine and cocktail lists at their main restaurant, their rooftop, and their social space, so you have plenty of options to choose from. Bix is another romantic dining abode hidden away on an alley in Jackson Square. With nightly jazz, an excellent spirits selection and the highly addictive “Bix Mix” for noshing, Bix is a quintessential part of San Francisco’s bar scene. Tucked away in Bernal Heights, VinoRosso is an Italian-focused wine bar that gives you a little taste of Rome in San Francisco. Twenty wines are offered in half and full-glass pours but you can leave it to chance and ask the bartender to serve you a three-wine flight. In addition to cheese and charcuterie, Vino Rosso serves a number of composed plates. Other restaurants in the city that are ideal for a romantic evening include the Michelin-starred Campton Place, a culinary melting point of Indian and Californian cuisine and Che Fico for some of the best handmade pastas, pizzas & seasonal Cal-Italian fare, wine and cocktails.

Romantic Stay

Set the mood for the perfect romantic stay in San Francisco, where it is always the season of love. Whether you’re planning to go all out and pop a bottle of champagne or have a cozy night indoors with your special someone, we have a roundup of the best areas to stay for a romantic getaway. Be sure to book your room in advance as hotels fill up quickly! For those looking to find their bliss, indulge in a luxurious couple’s massage or spa treatment at The I Spa at the InterContinental Hotel, Spa at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, or book a cozy stay at the St. Regis Hotel or the newly opened 1 Hotel San Francisco. But don’t stop there! Continue pampering your honey and escape to a nearby hotel suite, many of which provide plush beds, intimate parlors with fireplaces, 24-hour gourmet room service.

Picture Credits: San Francisco Travel Association

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