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Romantic Weekend Itinerary

Things To Do in San Francisco

San Francisco has everything you could need for a romantic getaway: Ocean views, a vibrant culture, divine cuisine and chocolate, and a wide range of activities for every type of couple. Review our romantic things to do in San Francisco itinerary to get some ideas for your much-needed long weekend in the Bay Area.

Thursday

Arrive in San Francisco, make your way into the city, and check-in to your hotel.

After dropping your suitcases and personal items in your room, you're off for an amazing array of cocktails and menu items at Alembic. Less than a 20-minute walk from The Metro Hotel, this popular establishment in Upper Haight devotes some serious background information to their cocktail menu and puts a lot of attention into its cocktails to ensure you love every single sip.

Friday

Start your morning off by visiting the independently owned Repose Coffee Bar for your morning caffeine fix and for the gourmet baked goodies.

After breakfast, take a stroll over to Golden Gate Park to visit the Conservatory of Flowers. See the colorful blooms for only $8 per adult. Golden Gate Park is also home to the Japanese Tea Garden, which has free admission on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays if entered by 10 a.m. Or, you can also visit the de Young Museum at the park if you want to indulge your artistic sides.

In the afternoon you're picking up the speed of your tour a bit by taking a bike and picnic tour! There are plenty of parks to enjoy your picnic of cheese, charcuterie, baguettes, fruit, salad, and chocolate but a favorite is Alamo Square Park to view the iconic Painted Ladies!

Couple by the Golden Gate Bridge

After biking, stay down near the water as you'll be boarding a boat for a California sunset cruise of the San Francisco Bay, complete with cocktails and light appetizers! On this two-hour tour, you'll see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Sausalito, and Tiburon.

Saturday

Grab some coffee and pastries to go this morning as you'll be up bright and early to catch your shuttle.

Your romantic journey today is taking you out of the city and up to two of California's celebrated wine regions on a Napa and Sonoma Wine Country tour. Enjoy tastings at three wineries and time for lunch on this all-day excursion with a knowledgeable guide.

Once you're back in the city limits, return to your hotel to change for a romantic dinner at Bistro Central Parc. The menu is comprised of inspired Parisian cuisine and served in an intimate setting. Bon app├ętit!

Sunday

Sundays were made for relaxation but we think you should relax and stay awhile as you gorge on the fantastic brunch menu at Nopa.

Once you've had your fill, it's time to explore San Francisco's hilly streets with a classic cable car ride. You can get to many of San Francisco's popular neighborhoods via the Powell-Mason, Powell-Hyde, or California lines. Tour the Nob and Russian hills or stroll through Chinatown after stepping off the car. In Chinatown, see how fortune cookies are made and try a fresh one at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. Get excellent photos from your vantage point and enjoy the historic ride through San Francisco before stopping at Fisherman's Wharf.

Take an enjoyable walk along the wharf, get your souvenirs, grab a bite to eat, or pay the sea lions a visit at Pier 39. If you have time, you can take a trip out to Alcatraz Island, though tickets do sell out far in advance so if this is something you know you want to do, it's better to purchase tickets prior to your visit.

End your weekend with a fun (and free!) walking tour with San Francisco City Guides. Try the North Beach by night tour and learn more about the area, its bars, bordellos, and beatniks. These tours are fun and lively and your guides are volunteers who just love San Francisco. Though they are free, donations are always appreciated.

After your hour or so tour, stay in North Beach and head over to Ghirardelli Square to split a delicious hot fudge sundae.

View other San Francisco activities to add to your romantic getaway!

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