unique san francisco date ideas

Going out to dinner is one of my favorite things, but for a date night, it's fun to mix up the activities! Here are my eleven favorite unique date ideas specific to San Francisco and the Bay Area:


My favorite picnic spots are Golden Gate Park, Washington Square Park, Lafayette Park, Alamo Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, Dolores Park, and the Palace of Fine Arts. Bring a picnic basket and blanket and hang out in the sun. The must-have picnic accessories in the picture are linked below.

unique san francisco date ideas

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picnic basket | grass wine stakes


A little competition always leads to a little flirting. Urban Putt is San Francisco’s only indoor mini golf course - with a bar and restaurant! It’s so cool how intricate the course is, showcasing all of San Francisco’s gems with the most elaborate setup into the small place like a puzzle so all 14 holes can fit. It’s only $12 for adults to golf, and is always a fun time!

san francisco date ideas

Photo by Urban Putt

Photo by Urban Putt


Church of 8 Wheels is a funky roller rink set in an old church. It’s $12 (cash only) to get in, which includes the skate rentals. We had so much fun here for Joe’s birthday, and want to come back for a fun little date adventure some time!

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