6 Romantic Hot Spots Throughout San Francisco



In a city filled with art, culture, incredible restaurants, music and more, it’s easy to share a day of of fun with someone special. Jeremy Holman, marketing ambassador and former concierge supervisor at Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square shares his picks for a romantic day in the bay.



Take a bike trip to Sausalito, which is right across the bridge. (Courtesy of f11photo/Shutterstock)

Biking for Two

“For a romantic afternoon, there is no better way to start off a date than by taking in the sites of San Francisco via bicycle—tandem, of course. The route through Crissy Field to the Golden Gate Bridge has the most breathtaking views and opportune spots to stop and share a special moment. You can also head through Cavallo Point and Sausalito [across the bridge] to get views of the city skyline.” (Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rentals & Tours: 2157 Lombard St.; 628-444-3385)


Date Night

Beach Blanket Babylon is the perfect date night activity and a quintessential San Francisco way to capture the special magic of the city. With over 15,000 performances since its inception in 1974, the Club Fugazi is continuously sold out and promises a night of laughter shared over an intimate table for two, just large enough to hold a bottle of Chianti.” (678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd.; 415-421-4222)


Romantic Libations

“For a cocktail after the show, the name of my choice says it all: Located directly on the bay, Waterbar is a picturesque setting for a romantic cocktail. The restaurant also has an incredible oyster selection with a floor to ceiling aquarium.” (399 The Embarcadero; 415-284-9922)


Amorous Settings

“While sharing a famous Waxman’s Restaurant meatball might be my favorite icebreaker for a first date, Cafe Jacqueline has the most romantic dinner setting in the city. I always recommend planning ahead for Cafe Jacqueline, and her perfect souffles.” (Waxman’s Restaurant: 900 North Point St.; 415-636-9700) (Cafe Jacqueline: 1454 Grant Ave.; 415-981-5565)


Perfect End

“To end the perfect date, I recommend splitting San Francisco’s world famous dessert—one Ghirardelli Sundae with two spoons, please.” (900 North Point St.; 415-474-3938)


– Briana Verdugo