The City by the Bay is the perfect place to dine, play, and stay with the one you love. The city of San Fran has more places and events then you can ever experience in a lifetime, so finding unique date ideas in San Francisco, California is more about narrowing down all the incredible options than hunting for something to do! Whether you’re a local San Franciscan or visiting with your significant other for the very first time, you’ll find so much to do in San Franc
Date ideas in San Francisco
Take a Romantic Boat Ride
Rent a boat at Stow Lake Boathouse and fall in love all over again in the peaceful lake waters. Check out the scenery from a variety of vessels including rowboats, electric boats, and pedal boats. Just show up as boat rentals are made on a first come, first serve basis. Rates are per hour and depend on the type of boat. The cafe is the perfect stop after a ride with light, delicious fare including burgers, paninis, salads, and more for lunch. Have ice cream for dessert, and wash down your meal with some beer, wine, or soda. A boat ride is a perfect unique date for you and your love!
Ride a Bicycle Built for Two
You can get much sweeter than a tandem bike ride on the Golden Gate Bridge, pedal through the park, and explore the city. Blazing Saddles has rental and tour packages for all your excursion needs. Whether you’d like a mapped out tour, an Alcatraz experience (a ferry ride combined with a Golden Gate bike tour), or a free-range bike rental to explore on your own with your darling, you’ll fall in love with a date made for cyclists, amateurs and pros alike.
Get a photo opp with Cupid’s arrow (aka Cupid’s Span) at Rincon Park. The
Go Roller Skating
Go retro and go on a skate date in an old church repurposed for roller rink fun! Church of 8 Wheels has lessons, open skate, and roller discos. Open Friday-Sunday, this is the perfect unique date to get some exercise and do something a little outside of the box. Get a little cozy and couple skate like you did when you were a teenager! Why not kick it up a notch, and dress retro-style. Pull out the leggings (you might already have a pair or 10 in your closet) or even leg warmers, put your hair in a scrunchie, and lace up the skates. You might even make this a regular weekend date!
Enjoy a Romantic Nightcap
The Lazy Bear offers a late-night nightcap called the Lazy Bear Den. Starting at 9:30, you can enjoy each other’s company while seated on the restaurant’s intimate mezzanine overlooking the dinner party below. Order a cocktail, beer or one of their 1000+ wines and pair it with a delicious late night snack or dessert. If you are feeling a bit more social, check out one of the Lazy Bear’s earlier seatings. Food is served in a dinner party like setting and features a new menu with 15+ courses each night. Make sure to visit their website to make a nightcap reservation or purchase a ticket for their dinner events.
You’re bound to find a way to express your love with all the unique date ideas in San Francisco, California. Whether getting active, eating divine food, or viewing art is your game, you’ll be head over heels with all the great options for your days and nights out in
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