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Top 6 Most Romantic Things to Do In San Francisco

By: Hotel Nikko San Francisco / 22 Feb 2021
Top 6 Most Romantic Things to Do In San Francisco

A walk across the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset. The city lights of San Francisco shining on the bay. A picnic on Crissy Field against at the Pacific Ocean waves. A stroll through the gardens of Golden Gate Park or the Presidio at Land's End. A first kiss at the Palace of Fine Arts. Experience the romantic side of San Francisco.

Here are a few of our favorite and free romantic activities in San Francisco.

Make sure to bring a jacket as the San Francisco coastline gets chilly in February, but the crowds are small so it's worth it. And its seriously beautiful.

1. Kiss at the Palace of Fine Arts
Stroll through the iconic Palace of Fine Arts with its ornate Greco-Roman architecture, beautiful grounds and lagoon in the Marina District. Steal a kiss while you stroll meandering trails past the stunning rotunda and colonnades. This is a perfect spot for a wedding proposal and photos of your first engaged smooch.

2. Stroll through Shakespeare's Flowers Garden
Recite lines from the Bard as you walk the brick paths through the colorful blooms. Located in Golden Gate Park, the Garden of Shakespeare's Flowers features 200 plants and flowers mentioned within the works of William Shakespeare, including poppies and violets. Tranquil and romantic, this is one of the best places in San Francisco to tie the knot.

3. Picnic at Crissy Field and East Beach
Spend the afternoon enjoying a picnic at Crissy Field with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Located along the Presidio waterfront on San Francisco Bay, this the West Bluff Picnic Area is the perfect spot for a game frisbee or a cookout. Walk along the East Beach or enjoy a picnic on the sands at Baker Beach.

4. Walk the Coastal Trail to Lands End
Walk the 3.4-mile Coastal Trail past beautiful wild flowers to Lands End in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This windswept shoreline at the northwestern edge of San Francisco offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate. Feel miles away as you hike the winding trail around rock cliffs above the ocean through stands of eucalyptus and cypress trees.

5. Propose at Baker Beach with Golden Gate Bridge views
Get on one knee at beautiful Baker Beach along the Presidio parklands. Enjoy a romantic afternoon on this scenic, sandy beach at the foot of the rugged cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Walk along the beach and rocky coastline with big waves and postcard worthy vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and Lands End. Enjoy a romantic picnic or hike the Coastal Trail where the cliffs meet the ocean.

6. Hike the trails of Angel Island on San Francisco Bay
Take the ferry or a private boat from San Francisco or Tiburon to Angel Island State Park in San Francisco Bay. Hike and bike the windy and hilly trails with picturesque views of the San Francisco skyline, Marin County Headlands and majestic Mount Tamalpais. Explore the bay's largest island for, a natural treasure in the heart of the urban SF Bay Area.

San Francisco Romantic Getaway Packages

A few blocks from Union Square, Hotel Nikko San Francisco offers a relaxing and romantic refuge in the heart of the city. Our modern luxury hotel, with a zen-inspired vibe, is the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway after distancing at home. 

Spend Valentine's Day weekend sipping wine in your luxury room or suite. Order up Japanese cuisine and sushi from ANZU Restaurant or dine on the heated outdoor patio. Stroll through Union Square and Chinatown to soak up SF culture. Steal a kiss in front of the Golden Gate Bridge or enjoy a romantic sunset cruise on San Francisco Bay.

It's time to rediscover your love #travel. Enjoy our Valentine's Day Package all through February for romantic escapes to San Francisco. You'll enjoy luxury accommodations with iconic city views, sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, free covered parking, and a continental breakfast you can take back to bed.

The romance and energy of the City by the Bay is all around us.

Fenway Park is in the heart of the city at 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215. Our great location near Kenmore Square in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood means that you are close to this iconic field. Since parking can be tricky on game days, public transportation, including subway, commuter light rail or bus is the way to go. We suggest taking the T for less than $3 each way.

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