Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so you have to get your plans in the city in check. Treat yourself, your significant other, and your suitemates to a perfect day at these top romantic spots in San Francisco.
Wine tasting at Treasure Island
You can tour 7 different wine tasting rooms on Treasure Island, all walking distance of each other, and see some beautiful views of the city skyline. Our favorites are Sottomarino, located inside a WWII submarine training vessel, and the Fat Grape Winery, inside in a former Navy prison.
For a more chill environment, Vie and Sol Rouge are fun choices with their bocce ball courts and water views. After the wine tasting, you can end the night at Woods Island Club, enjoying a cold beer and some empanadas under a palm tree.
Some of us may not have the time to make it out to Treasure Island, so instead, opt for a weekend tour and experience first-class tasting of 5 wine pairings with charcuterie at Bluxome Street Winery, right in SoMa.
Romantic picnic at the park
Grab fresh produce at Ferry Building Marketplace, where you’ll find over 100 vendors of high-quality products from sustainable producers: bread, artisan cheese, sprouts, honey, oysters, and more. Though the farmer’s market itself is already a perfect place for a date, you can make it even more romantic at the park. Take a cheese platter, wine, and blanket to Alamo Square, and set up a little picnic. Enjoy the sunset in front of the iconic Painted Ladies with your loved ones next to you.
Hike Bernal Heights Park
A fun but low-effort activity is to hike the Bernal Heights Park Trail. It’s only a 1-mile moderate loop trail that has one of the most beautiful views of the city, perfect for all skill levels. Catch the golden hour glow for optimal enjoyment.
Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
Most people avoid the Golden Gate Bridge for being a tourist trap, but why not take this day to embrace it and fall in love with San Francisco all over again? Take a walk along the famous bridge or rent a bicycle at Blazing Saddles or Bay City Bike to get across to Sausalito.
You can always ride the ferry back if you’re too tired to walk, and visit the beautiful Golden Gate Park, home of the Botanical Garden. You’ll get to tour this 55-acre garden, featuring over 8,500 different kinds of plants and flowers, for free with proof of SF residency. Totally worth the trip to the Golden Gate Bridge.
We can’t help but mention all the amazing places to go for dinner on this special night. If you’re trying to enjoy your food without the pressure of making a dinner reservation, head to Outerlands for brunch. It’s a romantic New American restaurant in Outer Sunset that specializes in locally sourced, organic fare. Don’t miss out on their crazy-good housemade bread.
Love cocktails? Then make a reservation at Top of the Mark. Located on the top level of the Mark Hopkins Hotel, this iconic cocktail bar serves signature martinis to complement the 360-degree twinkling view of the city lights. The tapas food menu is just as up-to-par.
Splurge on an incredible dinner at Epic Roasthouse or Waterbar. At both places, you can expect seasonally crafted private dinner menus and a five-star dining experience. You can gaze upon The Bay Lights, a stunning light installation on the western span of the Bay Bridge, and have an unforgettable night.
Our coliving homes in San Francisco are just as beautiful as some of these spots, and they’re located near many of these activities. Take a free tour today, and plan out your dream Valentine’s Day with Common.