The list of San Francisco Valentine’s Day ideas is long with all types of ways to celebrate. From casual to fancy, from unique to traditional, there’s something to please everyone. From walks on the coastline to dinners for two, the creativity in these inventive ideas does not run short either! Whether for the family, for the doting duo or for the gaggle of single girls, there’s something for everyone and for every price point as well. Don’t forget a San Francisco Valentine’s Day bouquet!
1. Valentine’s Day Woo at the San Francisco Zoo
With a different host presenting the San Francisco Zoo‘s annual “sex” tour each year, this is one unique event. This year’s Valentine’s Day event features the “Lover’s Stroll”, visiting animal couples, mates and families with Keeper Talks at some of the more popular exhibits..
2. Punch Line Comedy Club
If your valentine has a sense of humor, take them to the Valentine’s Day Comedy Showcase at the Punch Line Comedy Club. Club favorites this year include Tom Rhodes, Chris Storin, plus Cupid’s Comedy All-Stars on Tuesday night with Reggie Steele, Clara Bijl, Ronn Vigh, and Mickey Joseph. They will have you and your valentine in stitches. Tickets start at $23. This is a great idea for the singles as well as those cuddling couples.
3. Aphrodite’s Premier Valentine’s Cruise:
For a more traditional and romantic Valentine’s Day in San Francisco set sail on this three-hour cruise departing from San Francisco’s Pier 3. The price for the Hornblower dinner cruise ship starts at $179 per person and includes a four-course seated dinner and a hosted premium bar. So if you want to impress that special someone, this is the event to book. The views will make for a most memorable day and evening!
4. Romantic Dinner for Two
Take in the barking seals and an historic view with the Wharf tour and dinner. Cuddle hand in hand as you take in the sights and shop up and down the way at little souvenir huts; grab a java or sip sweet cocoa; and dine at one of the Wharf’s famous seafood houses. Try Franciscan Crab, Alioto’s, Bistro Boudin, and the Blue Mermaid at the famous and stately Argonaut Hotel. Looking for something fun and interactive? Check out one of the weekend dinner shows at AsiaSF.
5. The Great San Francisco Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight
If you’re a little mad at your valentine this year and a romantic evening just isn’t in the cards, how about spending Valentine’s Day in San Francisco at a pillow fight? This fun-filled event is being held in Justin Herman Plaza. Once the Ferry Building clock strikes 6 p.m. the pillows will start flying. There’s just one rule: No hitting anyone who does not have a pillow! So grab your bickering partner, head down to this free event and let the aggression out. Who knows, you might even feel like that romantic dinner afterwards. This is good for singles and those Taylor-type heart-stricken lonelies!
6. Local Tastes of the City Tours
If you’re planning on making Valentine’s Day in San Francisco a weekend celebration, why not take a romantic tour of the city? Local Tastes of the City Tours offers a very special three-hour Valentine’s Day tour of San Francisco. The adventure starts in Little Italy and includes tastings of chocolates, fresh baked bread, olive oils, truffles and deli meats found around town. You’ll also learn how these food specialties are made. Tour prices is $59. This is a great way to spend the day for couples in love or for families from outside the city!