Best Romantic Areas to Stay in San Francisco
If you're planning to come to San Francisco for a romantic getaway, you're in luck. From its scenic ambiance to luxury and boutique hotels, San Francisco is the perfect place to plan a romantic trip. Here is our guide to romantic areas to stay in San Francisco and beyond.
Best Area to Stay for Romantic Mood Lighting: Embarcadero
Illuminate your night with an evening stroll along the Embarcadero waterfront. Lovers can gaze upon one of San Francisco's iconic light art installations, the Bay Lights, which illuminates the western span of the Bay Bridge. Dine at Epic Roasthouse, Waterbar or Chaya Brasserie for a five-star dining experience, complete with a beautiful view of this stunning light installation. Find a hotel.
Best Area to Stay for Sweeping Views: Nob Hill
If you're looking to experience old world glamour, stay on Nob Hill. This posh area is home to elegant hotels and restaurants that tower above the city, providing views that take your breath away. Sip on cocktails and watch the sunset at the Top of the Mark, or linger for a nightcap while the twinkling lights of the city beckon in the background. Find a hotel.
Best Area to Stay to Wine and Dine: Union Square
For those looking to wine and dine, there are plenty of options within steps of each other in Union Square. Make plans for dinner at Campton Place or Farallon for a romantic, candle-lit experience. If you want to make a full night of it, book a nearby hotel, several of which offer special Valentine's Day packages to impress your loved one. Find a hotel.
Best Area to Stay for a Romantic Stroll: Marina
For those looking to start the romantic getaway with a day date, take a stroll around the grand Palace of Fine Arts and its lagoon. If you're looking to include a little more nature, the Presidio's Lovers' Lane is just the place. This enchanting trail was once a place where U.S. soldiers visited their lovers and families. Today the picturesque path is used by joggers, birdwatchers and daydreamers. And don't forget to keep your eyes open for Wood Line, an art installation by Andy Goldsworthy. Find a hotel.
Best Area to Stay for Posh Pampering: SOMA
For those looking to find their bliss, indulge in a luxurious couple's massage or spa treatment at The (I) Spa at the InterContinental Hotel, Spa at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco or the Remede Spa at the St. Regis Hotel. After you've finished, continue pampering your honey with a nearby hotel suite. Many provide super plush beds, sensuous bathtubs for two, intimate parlors with fireplaces, fresh flowers, 24-hour gourmet room service and the ubiquitous "Do Not Disturb" sign. Find a hotel.
Best Area to Stay for Romantic Views of the San Francisco skyline: Marin County
While we always encourage visitors to stay in San Francisco for their romantic trip, sometimes a stay on the other side of our famous Golden Gate is what's needed. Just north of San Francisco in Marin County is Cavallo Point Lodge, where couples can enjoy luxurious amenities and breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline. Find a hotel.