Dating is meant to be fun and enjoyable. Forget dinner and a movie, a date night should be much more exciting! Here are some great date spots that’ll win you points for originality as well as romance.
1. Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111
San Francisco’s Exploratorium science museum is generally for kids, but adults looking to get closer will love the museum’s main attraction. The Tactile Dome is a pitch black maze that visitors walk through in total darkness. Visitors use their hands to interpret hundreds of different textures and shapes. The idea behind this is that by robbing you of your sense of sight, your sense of touch will be heightened. It’s the perfect prelude to hand-holding, or whatever you might have planned to cap off your lovely evening.
2. Tea for Two at the Japanese Tea Garden 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
Take a romantic stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. It is one of the oldest public Japanese gardens in the United States. You’ll find some privacy as you follow the winding paths through five acres of ponds, sculptures and bonsai. There is a tea house nestled in the center of the Japanese Tea Garden. Make sure you stop to enjoy some tea and traditional Japanese cookies.
3. Valentine’s Day Cruise
Get ready to dance the night away on a themed party boat with Hornblower Cruises and Events. A maritime adventure offers the chance for you and your significant other to enjoy the city from a breathtaking point of view.
4. Treasure Island
At Treasure Island, you’ve got stunning, incomparable views of the skyline. It’s a great makeout spot for a night when it’s not too cold on the Bay. You won’t see a lot of traffic here since most people won’t choose to cross a bridge in order to makeout. Obviously, your date will appreciate the extra effort.
5. Yerba Buena Gardens
If you and your special date like art and design, then you should definitely think about visiting Yerba Buena Gardens. It’s right between the Metreon and the MOMA in SOMA. Take your date for a walk under the waterfall.
6. Off the Grid
If you like to eat, you can’t go wrong with a fun street food experience. Off the Grid is a mobile food extravaganza, bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul. Make sure you check out all the awesome gourmet food vendors.