Valentines Day in San Francisco

Ideas to Make Your 2014 Valentine's Day Getaway Extra Special

Love is in the air this Valentines Day in San Francisco. This insider's guide shows you where to find the best hideaways and intimate places for dinner or drinks. It will also give you other ideas on where to spend the perfect evening - or weekend - with your Valentine.

All of the tips you find here are sure to make your day (or weekend) extra special. You'll find of the best restaurant menus, romantic bars and a few hidden hotels. You will also find some of the best events including SF Broadway performances and a few Valentines bay cruises.

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One of several colorful hearts on display in San Francisco's Union Square

Restaurant Specials on Valentine's Day

These are some of the best restaurant specials for you and your sweetie!

  • 1300 on Fillmore: Offering a special Pre-Fix Dinner and live music, Pacific Heights/American

  • 54 Mint: 4-Course Pre-Fix Dinner Menu for $75 per person, SOMA/Italian

  • Alfred's Steakhouse: 4-Course Menu at $70 per person, Financial District/Steakhouse

  • Benu: 9-Course Tasting Menu for $195 per person, SOMA/Contemporary American

  • Bourbon Steak: Offering both their regular dinner menu and a 5-Course Tasting Menu for $135 per person, Union Square/Steakhouse

  • Farmer Brown: Special Valentine's Day dinner of soul food, Union Square/Southern

  • Foreign Cinema: A pretty in Pink themed romantic a la carte menu, Mission/Californian

  • Le Colonial: 3-Course mal for $75 per person includes a glass of champagne, Union Square/Vietnamese

  • Range: 4-Course Pre-Fix Menu, $90 per person, a la carte option also served in the bar area, Mission/Californian

Tables are filling up quickly so book yours today on OpenTable.com.

Other Restaurants You Might Enjoy: Fine Dining | Italian | Union Square


Special Valentine's Bay Cruises

Hornblower Cruises offers a good selection of cruises for Valentine's Day every year. This year they added a few new cruise options.

Dinner Cruises

Valentine's Deluxe Dinner & Dance Cruise

  • Offered Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15
  • 3-hour cruise on a luxury yacht
  • 4-course gourmet seated dinner
  • Hosted premium bar
  • Romantic live music and dancing
  • Gorgeous views along the SF Bay
  • Business casual attire
  • Board at 6:45pm, cruise leaves Pier 3 at 7:30pm
  • Tickets start at $179 per person
  • Buy your tickets online today

San Francisco Valentine's Cruise with Dinner & Dancing

  • Offered Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15
  • 3-hour cruise
  • Gourmet buffet dinner
  • Standard wine and beer bar, cash bar for all other drinks
  • DJ entertainment and dancing
  • Business casual attire
  • Beautiful views of SF from the bay
  • Board at 6:15pm, cruise leaves Pier 3 at 7:00pm
  • Tickets start at $134 per person
  • Buy your tickets online today

SF Cupid's Valentine's Day Brunch Cruise

  • Offered Friday, February 14, Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16
  • 2-hour cruise
  • Gourmet brunch buffet
  • Free flowing champagne, orange juice, coffee, tea and water
  • Live music in the background
  • Business casual attire
  • Board at 10:45am, cruise leaves Pier 3 at 11:30am
  • Tickets start at $74 per person
  • Buy your tickets online today

Valentine's Day Cruise with Pride & Joy on the SF Belle

  • Offered only on Friday, February 14
  • 3-hour cruise
  • Delicious appetizers
  • Premium hosted bar and cash bar for top-shelf beverages
  • Live performance by Pride & Joy
  • Board at 7:30pm and leave at 8:30pm
  • Tickets start at $134 per person
  • Buy your tickets online today

Other Valentine's Day and Weekend Cruises

2-Hour Golden Gate Campaign Cruise

  • Offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning at 10am
  • Start your Valentine's Day morning off right with this fun two hour cruise
  • Cruise past SF sites including Alcatraz Island, Sausalito and the Palace of Fine Arts
  • At 11am, toast your Valentine under the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge
  • Find tickets for up to half-off on Goldstar today!

SF Bay Cruise Adventure

  • One hour cruise around the SF Bay
  • Listen to the narration as you cruise past top attractions including the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz Island and Sausalito
  • Cruise under the famous Golden Gate Bridge for some of the best views of this gorgeous structure
  • Several cruises leave all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Find tickets for up to half-off on Goldstar today!

2-Hour Sunset Sail Around the Bay

  • Fantastic date night idea for Valentines Day in San Francisco!
  • Cruise the bay on The Privateer for an amazing look at Alcatraz Island, the lights of the SF Bay Bridge and Sausalito
  • Sail under the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sip on two servings of your choice from beer, wine, soda or water
  • Mandatory check in between 4pm to 4:15pm, with the cruise leaving at 4:30pm
  • Find tickets for up to half-off on Goldstar today!

More SF Bay Cruises: Top Five SF Bay Cruises


Other Things to Do on Valentine's Day & Weekend 2014

San Francisco Theater & Best of Broadway Shows

Take your Valentine to the theater! All weekend long, you can catch performances of Napoli!, an Italian comedy that follows a woman entrepreneur in Naples during World War II, and Jerusalem, the story of a highly sought after small town man named Johnny.

More: Full SF Theater Calendar for February 2014


San Francisco Symphony Performances

On Valentine's Day, you can catch the an SF Symphony performance of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. This highly rated show starts at 8pm. Another favorite is on Saturday night, February 15, with A Night at the Oscars - Film with the SF Symphony. Saturday night's performance also starts at 8pm.

Find Tickets: SF Symphony in February

More: Find Additional Information & Tips to Attend a Performance


SF Chronicle Wine Competition

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world. This highly anticipated event offers a public tasting where you can sip and sample the wines entered into the competition. The 2014 public tasting is on Saturday, February 15 from 1:30pm to 5pm. This tasting usually sells out in advance, so buy your tickets online to reserve your spot today.

More: Event & Ticketing Information


SF Beer Week

Do you and your honey enjoy interesting craft beers? If so, then check out the events during this year's SF Beer Week. This 10 day long event starts on Friday, February 7 and lasts through Sunday, February 16.

More: SF Beer Week Events Details


SF Indie Fest

Another large festival on Valentine's Day and over Valentine's Day Weekend is the SF Indie Fest. This large film festival features independent and alternative films at two locations in the city and one in Oakland. It's a great chance to see up and coming directors and other award winning films.

More: Full SF Indie Fest Line-Up for 2014


Chocolate and Dessert Tasting Stroll Through the Ferry Building

Want to continue to treat your sweetie to the best Valentine's Day Weekend in SF? Then head over to the Ferry Plaza for a Chocolate and Dessert Tasting stroll. Led by a local epicurean concierge, you will learn more about and get to sample everything from artisan chocolates to farm-fresh desserts. This one hour tour ends with an amazing cheese tasting courtesy of Cowgirl Creamery. You even get a chocolatey gift to take home.

Tickets: Find Tickets Up to Half-Off on Goldstar


Valentine's Day Party: Love on Main Street

Head over to the Walt Disney Museum in the Presidio for their special Valentine's Day Party. Love on Main Street features toe-tapping sounds of the Frisky Frolics and performances by the dance troupe The Tartlettes. You can also enjoy Prohibition-era cocktails and a moonlit picnic on the porch.

Tickets: Find Tickets for Up to Half-Off on Goldstar


Chinese New Year Parade

This year's Chinese New Year Parade is set for Saturday, February 15. Starting just after 5pm, you can see dozens of floats, performers and firecrackers along the parade route in downtown SF. It's free to watch the parade. Get there early as the streets are packed.

Learn More: Chinese New Year Parade


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Five Romantic SF Bars

Are you interested in grabbing a drink with your Valentine? Here are a few romantic spots to check out.

  • Hotel Biron Wine Bar: This is a cute and very small wine bar in the Hayes Valley neighborhood. It's off the main street and the perfect place to grab a drink either before or after dinner. They are open Mon - Sun from 5pm to 2am, 45 Rose Street (between Market Street & Gough Street)

  • The Hidden Vine: This is another wine bar hidden just a few streets away from Union Square. It's cute, quaint and the perfect place for a date night. They are open on Monday from 4pm to 10pm and Tuesday - Saturday from 4pm to 12am. 408 Merchant Street

  • Two Sisters Bar and Books: Another romantic bar in San Francisco is the newly opened Two Sisters Bar and Books. This small and charming bar is in the Hayes Valley neighborhood. It's long and skinny - only allowing for tables with two chairs. They have a limited food menu also. They are open on Tuesday - Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday from 4pm to 12am, Saturday from 11am to 12am and on Sunday from 11am to 10pm. 579 Hayes Street

  • Muka Underground Wine & Dessert Lounge: Do you want to grab drinks and a dessert? If so, then head over to Muka. This cute and romantic bar serves wine, beer and some of the most amazing desserts. They also offer a small number of savory options such as Crispy Pommes Frites and Fromage & Charcuterie Plates (cheese and meat plates). They are open Tuesday - Thursday from 6pm to 11pm and Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm to 1am. 1345 Bush Street (between Larkin and Polk Streets)

  • The Barrel Room: The next romantic and low key option for your visit is The Barrel Room. This is another bar that serves just wine and beer. It has an intimate setting and is the perfect date night location. They also have a small menu with a few munchies and some meat and cheese plates. Their hours are Monday - Thursday & Sunday from 5pm to 12am and Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 2am. 620 Post Street (between Taylor and Trader Vic Alley)

Five Romantic San Francisco Hotels

There are hundreds of hotels in San Francisco, but many are in the chaos of the city. Here you will find some of my favorite 'off the beaten path' options, where you can spend a little time snuggling with your sweetheart.

  • Hotel Drisco: The Hotel Drisco is a small four star hotel in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood. It's set among some of the most beautiful houses and mansions in the city. The neighborhood is quiet, but close to many cute shops, restaurants and bars. 2901 Pacific Avenue, Rooms start at around $275 a night

  • Inn at the Presidio: The Inn at the Presidio is a great get away within the city. This newly opened inn sits inside the gates of the Presidio - an old army base and National Historic Landmark. They offer 22 rooms and 17 of them are suites. Many offer a small outdoor patio with a gas fire pit and porches with rocking chairs. Inside the rooms you'll find gas fireplaces as well as plenty of luxury. 42 Moraga Avenue, Rooms start at around $195 a night

  • Union Street Inn: The Union Street Inn is a romantic bed and breakfast in San Francisco's Marina District. With only 6 guest rooms, you always get warm and personalized service. There is also a serene cottage garden which is a beautiful spot for a relaxing breakfast or afternoon tea. 2229 Union Street, Rooms start at around $220 a night

  • Chateau Tivoli Bed and Breakfast: Another bed and breakfast you will enjoy is the Chateau Tivoli. This small b & b is just steps from Alamo Square Park and the colorful Victorians (also known as Painted Ladies) that surround it. Set in a historic building, Chateau Tivoli offers nine guest rooms. Enjoy some time on your own or join others for some wine and snacks each afternoon. 1057 Steiner Street, Rooms start at around $100 a night

  • Cavallo Point: Cavallo Point is a four and a half star hotel found just to the north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This resort offers some of the best views of the bridge and the city of San Francisco. You can choose from either unique historic or contemporary lodging. There is also a spa on site, where you and your Valentine can relax in its peaceful and tranquil setting. Murray Circle, the on-site restaurant, serves up some of the best dishes in the bay area. 601 Murray Circle, Rooms start at around $314 a night

Are you looking for a great hotel deal for Valentine's Day? Several hotels are already offering deals for Valentine's Day 2014. Visit TripAdvisor for the most up-to-date list of hotels deals available for your special Valentine's Day celebration!


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