Romantic Things to Do in San Francisco

January 22, 2013 by

Local Recommendations, Sightseeing, Things To Do, Top Attractions, Tours & Activities

Wine and firelight in San Francisco.

Ah love! It’s in the air in San Francisco. Though the city of seven hills might make for a daunting walking experience, it is rife with charm, fun things to do, and is a vibrant and active city. Thus, it is a great city for young sweethearts. If romance is on the agenda, here are some great romantic things to do in San Francisco.

Evening cocktails at the Cliff House are a great option to kick-off a romantic evening with a loved one. Since 1863 the Cliff House (1090 Point Lobos) has sat on this spectacular and awe-inspiring perch above the Pacific Ocean. Cocktails here are second to none, and while the sun sets, seals can be seen on Seal Rocks down below. It truly appears as if you’re on the edge of the world because, in a way, you are.

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge. Seriously. This wonderful trail takes you over and through some of the most iconic aspects of San Francisco and you’ll have an absolutely splendid time doing it. My personal recommendation is to continue on into Marin County on the other side of the bay, explore the cute charms of the seaside towns there, then take the ferry back across. It’s a full day, but one you’re likely not to forget.

Or, for more romantic ideas, why not mull things over while sipping a nice glass of wine? There are several wineries within San Francisco, and Napa and Sonoma wine tours are easily within reach. Why not sample some of the best the area has to offer while visiting?

Book a ride on the romantic Napa Valley wine train

Additionally, an evening spent aboard a boat on a sunset cruise is another fantastic way to enjoy the city. The sun setting with your sweetheart, a cocktail in your hand, some music playing gently in the background—they don’t call it the Golden Gate for nothing.

Book a  deluxe dinner and dancing cruise on San Francisco Bay or download our Insider’s Guide to San Francisco for more tips! 

-Hudson Hornick

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