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California Dreamin’: San Francisco Honeymoon Guide

San Francisco remains one of the most exciting & inviting places to visit in all of California. It's no wonder it's an ideal destination for couples to spend their honeymoon.

By Enrique Aguilar

Frisco, Bay area, Fog City. With so many names, San Francisco remains true to itself as one of the most exciting and inviting places to visit in all of California. With a friendly community, diverse crowds, and romantic views, San Francisco is a special place to enjoy the perfect California honeymoon.

Should I spend my Honeymoon in San Francisco?

Planning a San Francisco honeymoon means there are a ton of possibilities. This is thanks to its abundance of beautiful locales, countless places to explore, and not to mention the diverse food options. Here, we've compiled the top things to do for a romantic getaway in this enchanting City.

Where to Stay in San Francisco

Though San Francisco is small in size, there are tons of unique neighborhoods to explore. If you’re looking for a relaxing, care-free vibe, we recommend staying near the Marina District. Being right by the water, you’re one glance away from the Golden Gate Bridge right outside your window. If you’re in the mood to explore the neighborhood, check out the Palace of Fine Arts. Full of memorable photo ops, you can take a little stroll or share a lovely picnic in this grand park. Walk a little bit east and you’ll end up at one of San Fran’s delicious locations, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory. Here you can indulge in your desert fantasies as you have access to the largest selection of Ghirardelli Squares and decadent sundaes.

palace of fine arts
Photo Credit: Nomadic Matt

If you’re looking for a perfect hotel experience, we recommend booking a room at the historic Fairmont in downtown San Francisco. In the heart of the city, the Fairmont is in a prime location to access the city with ease. They offer gorgeous rooms where you and your love can wind down, have some room service, or even plan a relaxing spa experience at their Beauty Bar.

Photo Credit: Fairmont San Francisco

Fun Things To Do in San Francisco

The best thing about San Francisco is that there will never be a dull moment. This city has so much to offer for everyone. Check out these top things to do while visiting the Golden City.

Visit the Painted Ladies: Home of some amazing views, the Painted Ladies is a must-do when spending your honeymoon in SF. You might recognize one of America’s famous homes where they filmed the classic “Full House” while here. Stop by and take some sweet photos here!

Photo Credit: Unsplash

Take a Swing on Top of Bernal Heights: Feeling adventurous? Take a drive up to Bernal Heights and go for a swing! Located on a lovely hilltop, you’ll find a single swing that takes you up and gives you the best view of the city! Getting there is super easy and the best part is that it's a local spot that not many tourists visit. Giving you and your love a perfect place to share an intimate moment and let out your inner child!

bernal heights swing
Photo Credit: Bernal Heights

Go Museum Hopping! Maybe one of the more unique things on this list, we recommend doing a little adventuring and seeing all the museums SF has to offer! Located on the Eastern Pier, the Exploratorium is a great way to kick off your adventure. They offer multiple interactive exhibits and hands-on experiences for you to explore. Once you’re finished, you can take a Muni ride over to San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, also known as the MOMA. Here you can view their internationally recognized collection of modern pieces from artists all around the world. They have various spaces to view with different designs and sculptures to admire!

Helicopter Tour of The City: One of the more extravagant items on our list, this idea will have you soaring across the city in style! Take in the city from above as you and your partner fly up high on one of SF’s helicopter tours! With breathtaking views, this unforgettable experience will have you mesmerized. See the Golden Gate bridge up close and snap some photos while you get the thrill of a lifetime!

San Francisco skyline
Photo Credit: Unsplash

What to Eat in San Francisco

From local mom and pop shops, to elegant dining, get a taste at some of the diverse food options San Francisco has to offer. Nothing beats this foodie city when it comes to options.

Off the grid: San Francisco's largest weekly food truck night market is back. Located at Fort Mason, this spot is perfect for getting a delicious bite after a long day of exploring. Having various food options by popular culinary chefs, this food truck extravaganza provides a variety of choices to satisfy your tastebuds! With a full bar and live music, expect to have all sorts of fun here!

Off the grid
Photo Credit: Off the Grid

EPIC Steak: For a more refined dining experience, we recommend trying one of San Francisco’s poplar steak houses. With a spectacular view and lux dining options like fresh caught seafood and Wagyu beef, this steak house has elements that make it a must stop for your honeymoon trip.

steak house
Photo Credit: SFPDV

Cute Lattes at Home Cafe: Looking for some Instagrammable latte art? Home Cafe has a wide selection of beautifully decorated lattes from their famous Birthday Cake Latte to their adorable Cookie Monster. With multiple locations in SF, this creative cafe is a must-stop if you’re a fan of coffee and art! Don’t forget to grab a bite as they also offer a variety of food selections such as avocado toast and freshly baked muffins!

home cafe lattee
Photo Credit: Blonde Voyage Nashville

Kitchen Story Brunch: If you come to San Francisco for your honeymoon, make sure to have Kitchen Story on your top priority list! Home to their famous “Millionaire's Bacon” and bottomless mimosa selections, you will not want to miss this spot. With their cozy wooden decor and modern aesthetic, you’ll be enamored by the exquisite food selection they have to offer. It’s an understatement to say they provide one of the best brunch experiences in San Francisco!

kitchen story pancakes
Photo Credit: @jiahui.chows

Discover All San Francisco Has to Offer as the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

Though we covered many of the highlights of San Francisco, don’t be afraid to venture out more and explore everything this charming city has to offer. From cable cars to views from the Fisherman's Wharf, you can see Alcatraz Island or visit the Golden State Park. You’ll be surprised by how many hidden gems you may run into while you and your partner make timeless memories.

Make your honeymoon exciting and visit the Golden City for an unforgettable experience to share and remember forever. When you book with Celebration Wishes Travel you can rest assured that every single detail of your trip will be handled with care. Fill out our interest form to learn more today!

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