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Date Spots in San Francisco

Jeff Howard January 21, 2022

The City By The Bay is one of the most beautiful and food-friendly places globally, making for no shortage of excellent date spots in San Francisco. So whether your ideal date involves quality cuisine, scenic viewpoints, or romantic shows & experiences, SF has the perfect date option for you. Let’s take a look around The City to uncover the best places to take your date in 2022!

Explore The Sutro Baths

Sutro Baths - Lands End Lookout

Sutro Baths Overlooking Point Lobos

The Sutro Heights area near San Francisco’s historic Cliff House is hard to beat when it comes to scenery. The remains of the Sutro Baths make for an excellent afternoon of exploration along with the nearby Land’s End trail, while The Cliff House and The Smallest Beach in the World give a perfect vantage point of the sun setting. This stunning section of The Richmond and Sea Cliff neighborhood is sure to set the scene for a romantic evening.

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Spend a Day in Golden Gate Park

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Golden Gate Park

San Francisco’s largest park presents a wide range of options that cannot possibly be completed on just one date. Golden Gate Park’s plethora of flora and fauna is the perfect place to take an outdoorsy and adventurous date. Between the variety of lakes, gardens, athletic fields, and museums, Golden Gate Park is one of your best free or low-cost date options in San Francisco.

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Walk The Embarcadero Waterfront

Rincon Park - Cupid's Span

Cupid’s Span at Rincon Park

Once occupied by the unsightly Embarcadero Freeway, San Francisco’s primary waterfront facing the Bay Bridge is one of the most picturesque urban environments in the world. Beautifully landscaped and paved for bikes, The SF Bay Trail is an easily accessible path along the Embarcadero waterfront. Accompanying the fantastic art inspiring lovers to leave their hearts in San Francisco, The Embarcadero has many highly-rated restaurants and bars a short walk away.

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Have a Sweet Time at Ghiradelli Square

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Aquatic Park Near Ghiradelli Square

Touristy yet tasty, Ghiradelli Square is another great option for an “all-in-one” date. Located in the scenic hilltop Russian Hill neighborhood just a few blocks from the luxurious 1000 Chestnut Apartments, Ghiradelli Square has fantastic food, drinks, games, and bayside views. However, if your significant other does not enjoy chocolate, this may be one to skip!

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Enjoy a Long Walk on the Beach

Beach - Sutro Heights

Ocean Beach

Although San Francisco does not boast a “beach town” reputation that other coastal California cities possess, The City and surrounding Bay Area have an array of beautiful beaches to enjoy with someone special. SF also has a variety of peaceful places that are excellent for escaping the bustle of downtown. If you love living by the water, we certainly recommend viewing the sunny apartments available at our Marina Cove property.

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Experience Dinner and Dessert in Washington Square

Coit Tower - Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park

The newly revitalized Washington Square in North Beach is continuously buzzing with activity. Positioned near Little Italy and Chinatown, this popular park is just a few blocks from available homes at the 350 Union, 2140 Taylor, and 2133 Stockton apartments. Take a look at the many great restaurants, bars, bakeries, and shops nearby!

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See a Show in SF’s Theatre District!

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

San Francisco’s theatre district is easily accessible by public transportation, as a majority of San Francisco’s historic venues surround the Civic Center neighborhood. Adjacent to The Orpheum Theatre is Trinity Place, home of the 1188 Mission, 1190 Mission, 33 8th, and 1177 Market apartments. These excellent SoMa communities surround the tallest statue in San Francisco and a courtyard filled with classically-inspired artistic installations.

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Traverse The Presidio

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Lovers’ Lane

While exciting development projects are currently underway in San Francisco’s Presidio, this grassy landscape is filled with trails, parks, and activities sure to incite a delightful afternoon. After all, The Presidito’s official website states, “The Presidio is for lovers! Nature lovers, outdoor lovers, art lovers, and history lovers will find something to gush about on Lovers’ Lane, an enchanting trail that connects the Presidio Gate to the Main Post.” In addition, another nearby scenic walk along The Lyon Street Steps is found just outside The Presidio on Broadway Street near the 2000 Broadway apartments. So create your romantic adventure within this classic San Francisco greenspace!

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Shop SF’s Finest Stores in Union Square

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The Dewey Monument at Union Square

Another popular idea for a couples night out is a visit to the bustling Union Square. Well-known for the world-class shops and restaurants in the area, Union Square will not offer the frugal date options you’ll find in The Presidio or Golden Gate Park. However, the rooftop bars, contemporary museums, and unbelievable food options are well worth the price. All of the action in Union Square is also just a few blocks from available apartments at Trinity Towers on O’Farrell Street.

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Pack a Picnic

Alta Plaza Park

Alta Plaza Park

The City is filled with scenic and historic locations to enjoy lunch, so try browsing our list of places to Picnic in SF to choose your ideal picnic area. However, you are sure to have an enjoyable afternoon no matter where you pick. Date rained-out? Try our list of the best indoor activities in San Francisco!

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