There are few places in the country as romantic as San Francisco. Sweeping ocean vistas, verdant wine country, and charming historic city streets. If you’re looking for a few specific ideas to make your perfect romantic getaway – whether it’s for Valentine’s Day 2020 or for another special occasion – check out our favorite romantic things to do in San Francisco. Admission to a number of these activities is included on the Go San Francisco pass so you can save up to 60% on your romantic escapade! See all available passes, attractions & prices – Learn more. Our list of things to do in San Francisco for couples includes...
- Enjoying a wine country tour
- Hopping aboard a Bay cruise
- Visiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Exploring the botanical gardens
- Dining in style
- And much more!
Visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Indulge in a Wine Country TourA tour of Northern California Wine Country is a unique spin on the “bottle of nice wine with dinner” component to Valentine’s Day. Instead of ordering on your waiter’s recommendation, why not take a tour of Napa and Sonoma Valley and became a wine aficionado yourself? Sonoma and Napa are the premium wine grape growing areas of North America, and there are dozens of high profile and independent wineries to visit – not to mention the lush scenery perfect for that ideal photo of you and your love. The tours are informative, fun, and a great way to get in the mood for love as you learn all about the most romantic beverage in the world. Getting In: Weekday Napa + Sonoma Wine Country Tour tickets are included with the Build Your Own pass.
Visit the California Academy of Sciences
https://youtu.be/JmpmkJz3I9U The California Academy of Sciences is renowned for its innovative exhibits, activities, and special events – and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Each year, Academy biologists distribute hand-made valentines (crafted by visitors like you!) to each of the members of the African Penguin colony. Although the penguins ultimately use the valentines as nesting material, the gift itself promotes bonding between penguin couples: an important emotional bond for a species that is known to mate for life. Getting In: Admission to the California Academy of Sciences is included with the Go San Francisco pass.
Explore the Art World More
San Francisco has always been at the forefront of the artistic world, and the various art museums around the city are a perfect way to explore your artsy side. From animation to textiles and beyond, there’s something for everyone. If you love classical sculpture and traditional painting, the de Young Museum is a perfect fine arts destination. The de Young is also a fantastic architectural marvel in itself, so a visit here is a great chance to explore the building, too. Culture lovers will be fascinated by the unique offerings of the Asian Art Museum. They boast more than 17,000+ works of art that cover a span of nearly 6,000 years of Asian history -- quite a collection. There's everything from sculpture and architecture to textiles and jewelry, so you're sure to see something that inspires you. Getting In: Admission to the de Young Museum and Asian Art Museum are both included with the Go San Francisco pass.
Hop Aboard a Cruise
Soak up the Beauties of Nature
Embark on a Playful Tour
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner
Take in a ShowSan Francisco has a fantastic theatre scene, from the grand and glamorous San Francisco Ballet to the funky indie theaters that populate areas like Haight-Ashbury and the Mission District. This year, you’ll be able to enjoy performances like inimitable and now-iconic Hamilton (at the Orpheum), many different performances of the San Francisco Symphony, and San Francisco Ballet's Don Quixote (at the War Memorial Opera House). Remember to purchase tickets in advance, as going to a play or other performance is a popular Valentine’s Day tradition, whether you're going on February 14 or the weekends before and after. Getting In: Theater tickets are not included with the Go San Francisco pass; for tickets and pricing, please visit the official theater websites.
Save on Admission
We hope you’ve been inspired to try one – or a few! – of our favorite romantic things to do in San Francisco. Whether you love wine country or the city itself, high romance or quirky fun, there’s something to please every couple. Remember, some of these great options are included on the Go San Francisco pass, where you can save up to 60% on combined admission vs paying at the gate. Please note, the special events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go San Francisco pass.