With Valentine’s Day coming up it’s easy to be thinking about relationships a lot. If you’re not planning Valentine’s Day with your partner, you may have first dates in your mind (it is the cuffing season, after all). If you need some inspiration for a good first date, we’ve got you covered. We asked our readers what their ideal first date in SF would be, and the answers range from budget-friendly to high-end.
Take a look at San Franciscans responses:
Dancing at the top of the Mark
Conservatory of Flowers.
Zazie, a charming French restaurant on Cole St
Tonga Room, near the Fairmont Hotel
A restaurant on the pier by the ocean with a sunset!
Coit tower to see the sunset and the candle lights of the all Bay Area. it’s relaxing, beautiful and romantic. And also cheap btw.
Walk up the Noriega mosaic steps on to grandview park to watch the ocean view sunset and amazing views of the city
Flippin burgers and Amoeba records on Haight! Golden gate lookout on hawk hill, Conzelman road on the way home!
Nightlife at The California Academy of Sciences
Strolling & sampling through the Ferry Building & Farmer’s Market.
Be a tourist in your own town! One of the best first dates I ever had involved cable cars and Pier 39.
Dandelion chocolate, sampling chocolate then walking around the Mission. Or Ferry building
Matterhorn restaurant on Van Ness for fondue! Who doesn’t swoon over fondue?
Dinner at Fisherman’s wharf then ghirardelli and then to the romantic place Palace of Fine Arts. If you have more time drive to Golden Gate Bridge and go to the Vista overlooking downtown.
A patio restaurant in North Beach
Legion of honor … then dinner afterwards at Bix in Jackson squareThe Buena Vista. Window seat, Irish Coffee with desert, people watch.
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
SFJazz…A little Chris Botti night. Dinner close by. Maybe Absinthe.
Museum of modern art. Then off to swan for sea food.! Night cap at pier 23. Little music a blast.
Blue Bottle coffee in the Ferry Building
A restaurant in Little Italy and maybe the academy of science
Bix Restaurant just amazing
At the Fisherman’s Wharf; we hang the entire day… watching the sea lions, enjoying the festivities, and enjoying a nice dinner at the Crab Shack!”
If you need some more inspiration, check out our recommendations for romantic restaurants, the best bars in SF, and things to do for couples. And when in doubt, a stroll through one of SF’s many parks is always fun.