Whether you’re going on a first date or putting in quality time with a significant other, these activity dates will help you fall a little more in love with the city itself.
A virtual, indoor driving range means you can enjoy the best aspects of golf -- hitting balls drinking -- without having to endure any of the negatives (stuffy dress codes, early tee-times, committing to 19 holes with a person you just met on Tinder).
Take a walk through each garden, which represent different nations of the world.
750 East 88th St., 216-664-2512, facebook.com/Rockefeller Greenhouse 750 East 88th St., 440-446-1466, The bright, colorful Superelectric Pinball Parlor is at the heart of Gordon Square Arts District.
A bike ride along an undisclosed route to a mystery location that ends in an after-hours party? Recent meet-up locations have started at perfect date-night bars too, such as Trad’r Sams and The Tunnel Top. Take a page out of a Nicholas Sparks novel with a picturesque paddle on Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake. SF offers several awesome urban date hikes, but a walk that ends at Sutro Baths is especially dreamy. Classic courtship gets the trendy, hipster treatment at Mission Bowl.
Sure, the waterfall on the center island, sweeping city views, ducks, and storybook wooden bridges could tip this date into cheesy territory, but that’s nothing a few tall boys in paper bags can’t temper. It’s basically a typical Mission bar -- complete with decent food, craft cocktails, and people in flannel -- only there are bowling lanes, too.
At the end, you’ll receive a complimentary free scoop certificate. Luckily, Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is an escape from the grey.
This hidden gem is free and a hideaway from the cold year-round. You’ll be surrounded by the sprawling Cleveland Cultural Gardens, an under recognized treasure of the city.
A bike ride in the daytime -- standard, romantic fare. And thanks to panoramas around every corner, San Francisco turns what’s basically just walking into an exercise in romance. whilst waves gently crash near by -- it’s like Danielle Steel created SF’s coastline herself.
(And make sure to lock down your babysitter or nanny ahead of time so you don't have to scramble last-minute.)Keep in mind that your date doesn't have to be expensive.
We reached out to Ben Homan (relationship blogger at Top Date Ideas), Stef Safran (matchmaking expert of Stef and the City), and Kalyn Brooke Comings (deals expert at Creative Savings), and put together 101 unique and cheap date ideas to get you started.(You can even do some of these at home, while your kids are sleeping!
I’ve complied a list of all the awesome ideas that were sent to me. I bought a couple of beers we have never tried for a mini beer tasting.
Some of these could be combined to make one incredible stay at home date night! We also enjoyed some yummy cheese, sausage and crackers.