Between work, social commitments, and all those perfunctory duties that are part and parcel of adult life, finding time to maintain the spark in your relationship can be challenging, However, even if you have just a few days to spend with that special someone, you can hit the reset button on your romance by spending some quality time together on a weekend trip. This Memorial Day, take your significant other on a vacation they won’t soon forget by heading to San Francisco, where you’ll find an abundance of romantic dates just waiting to be enjoyed. If you find yourself in the Bay Area this Memorial Day weekend, make sure to check out these romantic options:
Grab a bite at Fisherman’s Wharf: A true San Francisco icon, this waterfront market is the perfect place for a casual date. Grab some great Italian food at Alioto’s, which has been an institution in San Francisco since 1925, or enjoy some of the world’s best seafood at Fisherman’s Grotto, serving some of the most delicious steaks, pasta dishes, and lobsters the Bay Area has to offer since it opened its doors in 1950.
Take a tour on the Napa Valley Wine Train: California has been producing some of the world’s best wines for generations, and if you find yourself in San Francisco this Memorial Day weekend, you’ll have easy access to all the vineyards that make The Golden State so special. The Napa Valley Wine Train operates a service that runs from San Francisco to Napa, on which you can enjoy some of the most enchanting views of California’s stunning natural beauty from the Bay Area to Wine Country, all while sipping amazing local wine and learning about the state’s wine culture.
Stroll through the San Francisco Botanical Garden: Who says that cities can’t be pretty? The San Francisco Botanical Garden turns the “concrete jungle” stereotype on its head, offering 55 acres of beautiful, walkable gardens that provide a home to more than 50,000 plants, right in the center of the city. Take a stroll through the Rhododendron Garden, check out the Magnolia Collection (the fourth most extensive in the world), or pick up some plants to take home at the garden’s plant sale.
Catch a performance at the Palace of Fine Arts: For more than a century, the Palace of Fine Arts has provided a temporary home to some of the world’s most famous dancers, singers and musicians. Created during the Panama-Pacific Exhibition, this stunning Beaux-Arts theater has continued to charm audiences since it opened its doors in 1915. If you’re in San Francisco this Memorial Day, make sure to get tickets to one of the jaw-dropping performances taking place here.
Take a San Francisco Champagne Brunch Cruise: What’s a vacation without some serious R&R? This Memorial Day, take some time to enjoy the city’s sights (and a few cocktails along the way) with tickets aboard a San Francisco Champagne Brunch Cruise. Sip mimosas or champagne while enjoying live music on this two-hour boat ride, which provides riders some of the most amazing views of San Francisco icons like the Golden Gate Bridge and the TransAmerica pyramid.
Whether you’re enjoying the natural beauty of the Botanical Garden or enjoying a great glass of wine, San Francisco is the perfect place to explore and relight the spark in your relationship. If you’re eager to enjoy a romantic getaway this Memorial Day weekend, there’s no better place to visit than the Bay Area.