San Francisco is the perfect getaway for couples celebrating their honeymoon, anniversary, and other milestones in their relationship. Check out these romantic spots and activities in SF.
Enjoy the view from Telegraph Hill
Nothing will get your heart racing faster than a steep 284-foot climb up Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill with your significant other. Enjoy views of gardens, houses, flowers, and flocks of wild parrots on the way up. Once at the summit, take in the views of the city skyline. Then, get ready to walk back down – on 400 steps. Make your way to the bottom of the hill, and from there, head east to Embarcadero, where you can take the trolley.
Watch the Bay lights
Gaze at more than 25,000 individually programmed LED lights illuminating the Bay Bridge at night. This project, led by renowned lights artist Leo Villareal, is 1.8 miles long and is a wonder to behold. Choose a bench and watch this dreamy art installation project burn through the SF landscape.
Go on a sunset cruise
Hop on board a luxury catamaran and enjoy a lavish four-course dinner while admiring views of the bay. Toast to the sunset and behold the sight of SF landmarks like the bay and Golden Gate bridges.
Take a walk through Garden of Shakespeare’s Flowers
This romantic spot in Golden Gate Park is filled with more than 200 species of plants and flowers mentioned in William Shakespeare’s famous works. Poppies, mandrakes, violets, daisies, lilies, and roses are just some of the vivid blooms that can be seen here throughout the year. Walk to the farthest end of the garden and find a locked box set within a brick wall surrounded by six bronze panels. This box is said to contain a bust of none other than the Bard himself.
Visit the Exploratorium after dark
Visit this art and science museum after dark and immerse yourself in over 650 exhibits with mirrors, dazzling lights, a gigantic kaleidoscope, and more. The late night, adults-only programming features live music, film screenings, guest speakers, and other fun activities.
Have cocktails at the View Lounge
Located on 39th floor of the Marriott, the View Lounge offers delicious cocktails, gourmet small plates, and stunning entrées. The bar’s oversized glass windows command sweeping views of the city, making it one of the most memorable date spots in the city.
Enjoy a candlelight dinner
Book a table at any of SF’s trendy restaurants for a romantic dinner with that special someone. The city’s culinary hotspots include Gary Danko, Chambers, and Foreign Cinema. And the list keeps growing.
Tour the wineries
Go on a tour of SF’s finest wineries, which offer the best wines from Napa, Sonoma, and France. Experience lavish tasting rooms where you can sample wine, cheese, chocolates, and cold cuts.
Don’t feel like going out? Stay in bed at any of SF’s luxury hotels. Four Seasons, Fairmont, and the Ritz-Carlton offer plush accommodations and personalized service to couples who want to stay in and enjoy each other’s company.
Keep the spark alive in one of the most romantic cities in the world. For permanent residential options, call Bernard Katzmann at 415.906.6000 or send an email to KatzmannSF(at)gmail(dotted)com. You can also get in touch with Mike Shaw at 415.308.4281 and MShawSF(at)gmail(dotted)com.