Best Romantic Areas to Stay in San Francisco | San Francisco Travel
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Best Romantic Areas to Stay in San Francisco

Set the mood for the perfect romantic stay in San Francisco, where it is always the season of love.

The Embarcadero
For A Romantic Stroll by the Bay

Illuminate your night with an evening stroll along the Embarcadero waterfront. Here you’ll discover an endless selection of fine dining options like Epic Steak and Waterbar. If you’re looking for a more casual night out, visit the Ferry Building Marketplace for a taste of local culture and cuisine. For those wanting to get up close and personal with the iconic Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, try a cruise on the San Francisco bay for an extra romantic evening! 

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Union Square
For City Adventures

Whether it’s your first time visiting San Francisco or you’re a local looking to play tourist, Union Square has got you covered. From luxury shopping to a lively culinary scene, Union Square is perfect for those who want to be in the heart of San Francisco. Union Square is the hub of transportation, so getting anywhere in San Francisco is a snap! Learn how to get around SF! 

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Nob Hill
For Dinner with a View

Can it get any more romantic than a dinner for two with a breathtaking view of San Francisco? If you’re looking to wine and dine, there are plenty of options in Nob Hill. Sip on cocktails and watch the sunset from the Top of the Mark, or take in the panoramic view of the Downtown Skyline on the Fairmont San Francisco’s rooftop garden.

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For Art & Culture

Are you looking for a romantic date night with some of the world's greatest masterpieces? SOMA is where arts & culture meet luxury. Spend a romantic night in the chic St. Regis San Francisco, connected to the MoAD and next door to SFMOMA. Or maybe the Palace Hotel, filled with art and history just waiting to be discovered. Afterward, return to your luxe hotel, order room service, relax at the spa, or utilize the ubiquitous "Do Not Disturb" sign. 

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Marin County
Beyond the Golden Gate Bridge

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 Bridge 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.

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Aaron Danzig
Aaron Danzig

Aaron is the Manager of Digital & Social Media Marketing at San Francisco Travel. He has lived in San Francisco for over 9 years and has worked in Travel & Tourism for over 7 of those. He is usually exploring the Bay Area hunting for that new and unique experience and good food too!