Be enchanted by the captivating beauty and world-class style of the city when you escape on a romantic rendezvous to San Francisco. True love is all around our beloved urban oasis, from the impeccable beauty of the Palace of Fine Arts to the glamourous entertainment that fills the theaters every night. Ride a cable car together down to Fisherman's Wharf and share desserts at a waterfront table. Catch a rock concert at the Fillmore or a ballet performance at Davies Hall. Sip award-winning wines and flashy artisan cocktails – or simply set sail for a romantic feast on a sightseeing cruise. Discover romantic Valentine's Day things to do in San Francisco and embark on the ultimate journey of love.
With spectacular Greek-style colonnades and massive rotunda, the Palace of Fine Arts is a breathtaking work of architecture that evokes the city's creative spirit in dramatic fashion. Located on the eastern edge of the Presidio (about three miles northwest of Union Square), this epic edifice was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It's one of the city's most popular sites for weddings, a tranquil oasis with a turtle pond and weeping willow trees. Snap so-in-love selfies together in the glorious surroundings of the Palace of Fine Arts, a must for any couple on a romantic getaway to the city
From sweeping classical concerts with the San Francisco Symphony to lighthearted musicals and hits like Hamilton, discover exhilarating performances to enjoy on Valentine's Day weekend and throughout February. Upcoming shows this month include:
• San Francisco Symphony: Herbert Blomstedt – Blomstedt, Beethoven, and Brahms at Davies Symphony Hall
• San Francisco Ballet: Cinderella at War Memorial Opera House
• Jauz at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
• Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise at the Fillmore
• Sinead O'Connor at August Hall
• The Melvins at Slims
• Wakey, Wakey and the ACT Geary
• Tiny Beautiful Things at the SF Playhouse
• Dark Star Orchestra at the Warfield
• Harry Potter & The Cursed Child at the Curran
• SpongeBob The Musical at Golden Gate
• San Francisco Symphony: Fabien Gabel – French Masters Thibaudet & Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall
• San Francisco Ballet: Classical (Re)Vision at War Memorial Opera House
• The Full Monty at the Alcazar
• Gloria at the ACT Strand
• The Last Ship at Golden Gate
• San Francisco Symphony: Esa-Pekka Salonen – Julia Bullock Sings Ravel and Britten at Davies Symphony Hall
• San Francisco Ballet: Dance Innovations at War Memorial Opera House
Sample the finest vintages from across the country at America's largest wine competition. Taking place this year on February 15, this acclaimed event features a popular public tasting at Fort Mason Center. Sip wines from more than 800 domestic wineries, chat with local winemakers, and explore the latest trends in the art of the vine. You'll also encounter exquisite food samples to try, from heirloom cheeses and charcuterie to delicious desserts, olive oils, and sauces. Tickets for the Public Tasting cost $75 to $95; be sure to buy them in advance as this event tends to sell out every year.
Sightseeing cruises on San Francisco Bay are perfect for couples any time of year, but the romance gets amplified on Valentine's Day weekend. Hornblower offers special Valentine's cruises on February 14 and 15, each three hours long. Choose from a lavish buffet and premium bar, or a four-course seated dinner with top-shelf drinks, DJ, and dancing. Both depart in early evening for a stunning trip around the Bay with picture-perfect views of the sparkling San Francisco skyline. Book early as space is very limited on these special cruises.
Linger over an unforgettable Valentine's Day meal at ANZU, an innovative culinary destination for contemporary Japanese cuisine. Treat each other to a special Valentine's Day menu where every course is carefully curated to enhance the romantic tenor of the day. Every element of our creative menu is inspired by the seasons and sourced fresh from local markets, farms, and gardens in Northern California. Arrive early for a handcrafted cocktail, glass of wine, or Japanese beer at Kanpai Lounge. Please call ANZU at 415.394.1100 for more information and to make your table reservations.
Escape from the ordinary on a romantic rendezvous to our one-of-kind-boutique hotel, a luxurious getaway in the heart of the city. Blending urban convenience with Eastern charm, Hotel Nikko creates an inviting setting for love and romance. We're steps from the city's best dining, shopping, and entertainment in Union Square. Discover Valentine's Day things to do in San Francisco moments away – our central location is easily accessible via public transportation including cable cars to many of the most romantic hotspots. Relax in our immaculate glass-enclosed pool and work out in our stunning fitness center. And you'll find one of the best dining experiences in the Bay Area right here at ANZU. From sumptuous suites to enticing vacation packages, our inspired hotel is the perfect choice for your next romantic getaway.