Date Night, San Francisco Style

Date Night, San Francisco Style

When it comes to getting away there is no better reason than spending time alone with the one you love. Planning the perfect romantic getaway requires a little ingenuity and a whole lot of forethought but it is definitely a vacation that is worth the effort. Just spending time alone together can be made all the more amazing in a lovely hotel room and make the perfect little romantic break from the world that every couple needs from time to time. Taking even just a short break to make each other the primary focus can do wonderful things to enrich your relationship and make things a little more spontaneous and appealing.

Life is too short and therefore there is no time like the present to create those romantic getaway reservations for that special someone. Tilden Hotel makes planning easy with our romance package.  The Tilden Romance package creates just the right setting for an incredibly romantic weekend for two that you both will cherish for decades to come. Practically nothing makes an excellent impression like a weekend planned around the love of your life. They most definitely won’t forget how special they are to you after a weekend getaway. Whether you are looking to breathe life into an existing relationship or want to take your new relationship to the next level a weekend retreat suits a couple’s need for intimacy.

Top 7 Date Night Ideas in San Francisco



Swing at Billy Goat Hill

Pack a picnic for two and take a scenic hike to Billy Goat Hill.  This vista offers up great views of San Francisco, isn’t too crowded, and arguably most important, has a swing!  The hill is located in a quiet San Francisco neighborhood, above Noe Valley and just down from Diamond Heights.

Billy Goat Hill Swing

An Elevated View by Matthew Roth, on Flickr

Billy Goat Hill, 30th & Castro, San Francisco, CA


Spend a Night at the Museum with DJs and Drinks

Discovering the over 26 million specimens at the California Academy of Sciences is a fun date any time of day, but if you go during NightLife on Thursday nights, however, admission is just $15 each and there are full bars throughout the museum, as well as a different DJ each week. Can you think of anything more alluring than sitting in a dark aquarium with someone you like watching luminescent jellyfish pulse and propel?

Nights at CA Acedemy of Sciences

Photo Credit: Lindsey Boyden Nightlife at California Academy of Sciences


The Magic Bus

Board the Magic Bus for a tour of the city that proves to be quite a trip. This psychedelic tour takes passengers around the city, sharing the vibrant counter-culture of hippies in San Francisco. This makes for a colorful date that is sure to satisfy. The tour begins as you board the brightly colored Magic Bus at Union Square, just a couple of blocks from Tilden Hotel!  Visit Website

Magic Bus Tour San Francisco

Photo Credit: The Magic Bus Experience


Sing Along Party

The historic Castro Theater is great anytime but you will have a blast belting out songs with the crowd. The sing-alongs at the Castro Theatre will make you feel like a kid again.  And don’t worry if you don’t know all the words, your favorite Castro Street theatre has got you covered: These showings have been customized with on-screen lyrics! The folks at the Castro Theatre encourage you to dress up like your favorite character (there’s a costume contest before the show), and you’ll also receive a goody bag filled with souvenirs and party favors. Click here to see when and what the next sing-along is!

The Castro Theatre

Photo Credit: The Castro Theatre


#Throwback Date at Church of 8 Wheels

If you’re into setting up rom-com levels of dating, the Church of 8 Wheels is the perfect retro alternative. DJs spin old-school funk and disco while you skate around a converted historic church. BYOB — there’s no bar on the premises. Check it out for yourself with the live streaming cam – visit website.

Church of 8 Wheels

Photo Credit: Church of 8 Wheels Website


Romantic Boat Ride at Stow Lake

Forget just hiking Golden Gate Park. Take a page out of a romance novel and head to Stow Lake to rent a paddleboat for a lovely afternoon date. Located in Golden Gate park you will enjoy the waterfall on center island, sweeping city views, storybook wooden bridges and ducks. Paddle, chat, and soak in the beauty surrounding you. Visit Website

Stow Lake SAn Francisco

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Learn To Forage SF

At Forage SF you and your date will actually learn to forage for your meal.  You will then prepare it together from beginning to end. It’s fun and requires working together – what better way to get to know your date better? Forage SF guides will show you how to pick your own wild mushrooms, catch seafood, and then cook it up. Visit Website Forage SF, 1473 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA, USA