In a city where there’s so much to do, it might be hard nailing down plans for your significant other. Restaurants are expensive, the movies are expensive and so cliche but these date night places in San Francisco will have you and your partner having the night of your lives- well at least the date night of your lives.
Plan your next date night in San Francisco with these exhilarating date night ideas.
After Dark At The Exploratorium
When you think of the Exploratorium, you might think of elementary school class trips and boring science ‘stuff’ but After Dark at the Exploratorium is far from your average class field trip. This adult-only event at the Exploratorium, every Thursday from 6-10pm, gives you and your date the opportunity to get down and dirty in the exhibits without having to worry about trampling over a bunch of kids. The best part-they serve wine and beer while you explore the perception, art and science exhibits. This weekly event also features guest speakers, music and films. Get a ticket for you and your beau and be prepared to have your perspective changed forever!
Punch Line San Francisco
Punch Line in San Francisco is a small comedy club that draws big names-Dave Chappelle even said this was his favorite place to perform and if that’s not reason enough to visit this club-they give out free tickets! Punch Line started out as a bigger club hosting names like Robin Williams and Ellen Degeneres but now is a smaller, more intimate club where you can get up-close and personal and enjoy standup the way it was meant to be performed. Regular performers of Punch Line include Dave Chappelle and George Lopez, which is the only full-time comedy club in San Francisco. Come get your laugh on and have a great date at the longest-running comedy club of San Francisco!
When you think of music venues in San Francisco, The Fillmore usually pops up as one of the most iconic and historic venues. The Fillmore jumpstarted the careers of some of the biggest names in music including the Grateful Dead, Santana and legends like Jimi Hendrix and the Who have graced The Fillmore stage. If you’re dying to see a concert in San Francisco, you have to see your favorite performer at The Fillmore! Some upcoming performers for February include Dashboard Confessional and Phora. Take your date on a musical night they will always remember but don’t forget to wear comfy shoes as this is a standing-only venue!
Bonfire At Ocean Beach
Grab a blanket, some firewood, and marshmallows for smore’s and you have a perfect date night with your favorite person. Catch the sunset at one of the most beautiful beaches in San Francisco and cuddle next to you your loved-one by the fire at the only beach that allows bonfires in the Bay Area. Dates can be expensive especially when you’re paying for your date too, this date night idea is intimate and low cost if not free! Bonfire season starts in March so this is the perfect Springtime date. If you want to grab a meal before you relax on the beach, the Cliff House located right on Ocean Beach and is one of the most famous and historic seafood restaurants in San Francisco. What’s more romantic than watching the sunset buy a fire? This date night will be one to remember.
Twin peaks is a viewpoint located at the geographic center of San Francisco and it is arguably the best view of the city. This world-famous tourist attraction is in the viewpoint of every bridge and skyscraper of San Francisco- you and your date will be in awe of the view. Although the view is great during the day, it is especially breathtaking at night time when you can see all the lights. Just make sure to check the weather because that San Francisco fog is no joke and could possibly ruin your view. You can sit in your car and listen to your favorite music or get out and look through the binoculars and soak in the awesome view. Grab a meal and then head over to Twin Peaks to gaze at the stars to have the best no-cost date.
You haven’t experienced San Francisco until you’ve been to a Giants game in all its glory. One of the best teams- at least they used to be- Gilroy garlic fries and local beers, how could you go wrong? Even if you’re not a fan this is an experience you can’t miss out on. The San Francisco Giants are 2010 and 2012 World Series champions and although the team kind of fell off, their games still feel like a party and the fans are like no other. Right on the bay with views of the bridges, this is one of the best-designed ballparks in the US. The tickets to games are pretty cheap nowadays but, although so good, beer and food can be extremely expensive. Look out for Doggie Diners and Derby Grills which have the best prices on beer and cheers with your significant other for the best date night at a ballpark.
Golden Gate Bay Cruise
If you love the beautiful views of the bay you have to go on the Golden Gate Bay Cruise. Cruises around the bay can be expensive but this one is on $34 and the cruise is an hour-long! On the cruise, you will sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz Island and past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlines. This cruise has spectacular views during sunset so plan ahead. Look out for dolphins, sea lions, whales and pelicans as they are often seen on this cruise. The cruise does not include drinks or snacks so make sure to bring your own! Explore the best of the bay with your bae and have a date night you both will cherish forever.