Romantic Dates in San Francisco, CA
Nothing says "romance" like independent films combined with gourmet food and wine you can take into the theatre. Nestled in Japantown, the Sundance Kabuki Cinema (which is a part of the Sundance Group created by Robert Redford) runs Sundance-style films and live feeds of the National Theatre of London or San Francisco Opera. And, although you'll want to rush to your comfortable, rockable seat with plenty of room between you and the row in front of you, there's no need; specific seat reservations let you get the experience you're looking for. So, reserve a seat in the balcony, stop at one of the bars, and grab some wine for the perfect Valentine's experience.
Fall in love all over again with a romantic trip for two to the Remede Spa at the St. Regis Hotel. As soon as you walk through the doors, you're enveloped by the therapeutic aroma of eucalyptus, putting you in the mood for some pampering. Then, indulge in the separate men's and women's locker rooms and amenities before meeting up relaxed and ready to enjoy the view overlooking downtown San Francisco in the co-ed swimming pool. As one of the few spas in the area that offer couples massages, you'll want to indulge in the Remede Spa's special packages; call or check the website for details.
Whether you're looking for love or just love decadent treats and bubbly, join Gourmet Walks on a special singles tour of the City by the Bay. The three-hour walking tour will hit six gourmet chocolate shops, complete with a guide filled with knowledge of chocolate and the history of San Francisco, and end at a downtown wine bar for a champagne toast. Bring water and comfortable walking shoes for the trek, and if you want to take the sweet samples with you, a bag or container as well. And, don't make the mistake of having a big meal before the tour; you will need plenty of room in your tummy!
Nothing ups the love factor on a romantic weekend like dinner and drinks on the Napa Valley Wine Train. The trip lasts three hours, and includes a meal, a glass of sparkling wine, a chocolate treat, and a strolling musician. Wine with your meal is offered at an additional cost, but, make sure to make your way to the tasting bar and share your love for good wine. There are two meal times per trip, so if you choose the later group you may want to grab a quick snack before boarding the train. If you want to enjoy the scenery, be sure to book your romantic railroad ride for lunch, because nighttime leaves little visibility.
Foreign Cinema incorporates American and Mediteranian dishes for a unique, but well paired mix of ingredients that will have you coming back time and again. Although this unique eatery also serves dinner, a romantic brunch is just the ticket, offering delicious fare that goes beyond the usual brunch you would expect (yes, you really should take the server's suggestion and add a side of bacon to whatever you order)! Be sure that you and your beau opt to dine in the covered outdoor courtyard; if you can take a break from gazing into each other's eyes for a bit, you can enjoy movies which are projected on the wall for a irresistible experience that will be hard to top.