Standout Date Spots in San Francisco

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As we begin to re-emerge and safely socialize, we are excited to share some of our favorite San Francisco date ideas.

Spring is on the horizon in California and singles are feeling ready to mingle! Our intention at Maclynn International is to keep romance in bloom, even through the most challenging of times. As we begin to re-emerge and safely socialize, we are tickled to share some of our favorite San Francisco date ideas for both freshly budding and fully blossomed couples.

Lover’s Lane – Take a stroll hand in hand down this historic Presidio trail dating back to the 1800s. An easy footpath once traversed by soldiers that would return home to their sweethearts after long bouts from their war post at Mission Dolores. Nature lovers will adore the fragrant forest landscape of the eucalyptus trees and the interesting log art installation along the pedestrian path.

Foreign Cinema – Dine under the twinkling lights of this highly-raved about venue now offering private dining events. It’s San Francisco Chronicle’s “Top 100 Restaurants” for eighteen consecutive years, tucked in an entertainment quarter of the city it’s perfect for a pre or post toast theatre performance. The drama doesn’t stop there, each meal tells a story and provides a sensual dining experience that tantalizes all the senses.

Red & White Fleet Cruise – Sail around the Bay area at sunset with a live band and a floating dance floor. Cruise from bridge to bridge that docks at Fisherman’s Wharf for a crab seafood feast at The Franciscan and cap the night with a sweet treat from the infamous Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory.

Smuggler’s Cove – Escape the urban streets of SF and transport into the past in this fascinating, underground tiki bar. Explore the history of the pirate outlaws who smuggled prohibitions across the seven seas and salut with Caribbean rum craft cocktails.

Palace of Fine Arts – Awe at the Greco-Roman architecture & watch a cultural performance at this iconic Marina location. After perusing the walking paths around the rotunda, then relax on the green gardens for a picnic paired with intellectual conversations.

Black Cat – Have a jazzy night at this swanky supper club in the Tenderloin district. Dubbed one of the most romantic venues in San Francisco, enjoy the vibrant live music, sharable bites and buzzing beverages. As reservations fill fast, you can also try your luck at the Local Edition, Mr. Tipples Recording Studio, or Club Deluxe to keep the evening purring.

Cavallo Point -Take a drive over the infamous Golden Gate Bridge, for a luxury lodging experience with impeccable views of the city skyline. Book a hands-on class at Cavallo’s impressive cooking school and create a culinary masterpiece together. Then bike around the impressive headlands or unwind with the lodge’s wellness programs including acupuncture, meditation and couples’ massages.

Coit Tower – A notable landmark perched at the top of Telegraph Hill, trek up to the top and take in the stunning panoramic city views. Explore other popular sights by Trolley Cars, spot the street murals of the Mission District and sit at the quirky Dolores Park to people watch for an amusing laugh together.

Onsen SF – For a truly intimate experience, try the unique dining and bathing experience of Onsen. This renown restaurant begins the night with fresh Japanese flavors, and a vast selection of teas and sakes to set the romantic mood started, before dipping into the heated spas. The co-ed soaking pools and dry sauna rooms are accompanied by short films highlighting the elements of Eastern philosophy, a truly Zen & immersive evening you’ll never forget.

If you’re looking for romance in The City, but getting back out in the dating world is intimidating, we can help. Maclynn International is an international, multi-award-winning matchmaking agency. Our network boasts only the most exceptional singletons, both from California, New York and all over the world, all of them just waiting for that special someone. Get in touch today.

About the Author

Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell is our Managing Partner at the California office. She is a native Californian and has also lived internationally in both Australia and the UK. She obtained a Baccalaureate in Biological Sciences and credentials in Applied Behavioral Analysis, which has provided her with a psychology-driven approach to matchmaking. Sarah previously founded her own date coaching business and has years of headhunting experience, thus is well versed in pinpointing compatible couplings. Sarah finds matchmaking gives her great purpose- a life dedicated to cultivating love and connection.

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