Falling in love with San Francisco isn’t hard to do. From iconic landmarks to breathtaking landscapes covered in fog, the Golden Gate City could turn just about anyone into a romantic. If you’re looking to plan the perfect date, here are some of the most picturesque spots in the whole city to share with that special someone:
1. The Golden Gate Bridge
Chances are, you've visited the most iconic of San Francisco landmarks dozens of times. But with the right date, the Golden Gate Bridge is the epitome of romantic. Especially if you choose to walk or bike the 1-mile stretch at sunset.
2. Dolores Park
If day dates are more your speed, Dolores Park is the perfect place to settle in for a day of people watching. The earlier you get there, the better chance you'll have of scouting a spot. Bring a cup of coffee or picnic lunch and you'll have all the makings for a romantic -- and affordable -- outing. Address: Dolores St & 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94114.
Exploring Chinatown at night means entering a completely different world filled with music, lanterns, and amazing food. Stop in any number of authentic Chinese restaurants for delicious dim sum before moving on to your next urban adventure.
4. Russian Hill
Russian Hill is one of the most iconic neighborhoods in San Francisco. Not only is hiking to the top an adventure all its own, but the view is simply mesmerizing. Plus, you and your date will feel pretty accomplished for tackling one of the toughest hills in the whole city.
5. Mt. Sutro Open Space
If you and your significant other are the outdoors-y type, you'll love a visit to the Mt. Sutro Open Space Reserve. A natural oasis in the city, this park features trees over 200 feet tall. The Fairy Gates trail is a 1.8-mile loop, which is the perfect length for a quick stroll and plenty of photo ops. Address: UCSF at Medical Center Way, San Francisco, 94131.
6. The Beach Chalet Restaurant & Brewery
A full day of walking around San Francisco is bound to work up an appetite, and there's no better place to dine than a restaurant with an ocean-front view. The Beach Chalet Restaurant & Brewery is a prime date night spot. Whether you're enjoying a couple of burgers or a fancy cocktail, you'll feel like royalty with this waterfront view. Address: 1000 Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA 94121.
7. SoMA StrEat Food Park
If you've lived in San Francisco long enough, you're bound to love a good food truck. In that case, the SoMA StrEat Food Park is nothing short of heavenly. With over 12 food trucks to choose from, there's a little something for everyone, and you only have to share your fries if you want to. Address: 428 11th St
San Francisco, California 94103.
Arrive to Sausalito by ferry at sunset and you'll find yourself enchanted by the colors and charm of this seaside town. Once you get there, the two of you will enjoy incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Strait.
9. Foreign Cinema
Does your idea of a perfect date night include dinner and a show? If so, you're in luck, because there's a hip spot in the city that offers just that. You and your date can dine under romantic bistro lights before enjoying a foreign film in the courtyard. Address: 2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
10. Conservatory of Flowers
For flowers, romantic lighting, and an impressive array of unusual plants, the Conservatory of Flowers could amaze just about anyone. Plus, if you visit during the evening, you'll enjoy festive lighting and an otherworldly feel. Address: 100 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118.
Have you visited any of these romantic date spots in San Francisco recently? We’d love to hear about your experiences there!