10 Of The Most Romantic Spots In The City, According To San Franciscans

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

10 Of The Most Romantic Spots In The City, According To San Franciscans

There’s no shortage of romance in this sparkling city.

As we start coming out of our quarantine bubbles post-vaccination, some of us might be trying to get back into the dating scene. Whether you decided to take another crack at Tinder, or just want to have a lovely evening in the city, we’re here to help!  Lucky for you, our followers know plenty of beautiful outdoor spots to check out. Here are their responses to our Instagram poll asking for the most romantic places in the city.

What would you add to the list?

1. Foreign Cinema’s outdoor patio

This magical outdoor patio is adorned with string lights and features a large screen to project films. It’s the ultimate date spot for a romantic evening under the stars.

2. Dolores Park at night

This popular, 16-acre green space has hosted countless festivals, concerts, and other events. But it’s also the city’s favorite spot for people watching, catching up with friends, and enjoying amazing views.

3. Pier 7

Here’s a lovely spot on the water that’s undeniably romantic! Go at sunset for the best experience.

4. Baker Beach

Baker Beach is an essential spot for anyone wanting to admire the Golden Gate Bridge on the edge of the water! Sit in the sand, befriend local dogs, and take in the fresh air.

5. The Embarcadero

The Embarcadero is where you’ll find sparkling views of San Francisco’s cityscape. Watch the twinkling lights reflect off the water and enjoy the best of the Bay at the Ferry Building and Fisherman’s Wharf.

6. Fort Point


Fort Point is another essential Golden Gate Bridge viewing spot. Watch the waves crash against the shore or check out some of the war-era artifacts that have been preserved around the area.

7. Coit Tower

Coit Tower is an essential San Francisco landmark. Visitors can travel to the top of the 210-foot-high tower and marvel at 360-degree views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, Lombard Street, Alcatraz, and much more. Learn more here.

8. Palace of Fine Arts

This popular spot is right on the edge of the Presidio. The Palace of Fine Arts was famously designed by Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition, and it’s stood as one of the most iconic landmarks in the City ever since! Sprawl out on the grass and enjoy the beautiful palace with a sunset backdrop.

9. Painted Ladies

The Painted Ladies are a collection of colorful Victorian houses that you can view from Alamo Square. Take a picnic and enjoy awesome views and people watching, especially at sunset.

10. Ina Coolbrith Park at night

This small, unassuming park in Russian Hill is really a hidden gem when you’re looking for great city views. Climb the steps all the way to the top for a spectacular sunset reward, or lounge on the benches for a romantic evening.


[Featured Image: Instagram / @chillszn]

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