San Francisco Romantic Getaway Ideas

Destination Weddings and Best Places to Elope in San Francisco

San Francisco romantic getaway ideas for an elope, honeymoon or an anniversary trip.

San Francisco has some of the most diverse culture and history there is to be found in the US. The famous cable cars are the only mobile National Historical Landmark in America and are recognized around the world. Yes, people have eloped on a cable car (hey, that gets your relationship moving!). The Golden Gate Bridge is also a sight that should be seen at least once, as it is one of the most famous structures of the modern world. Some of the best Day Spas are in San Francisco - you should definitely consider taking advantage of one of them on your San Francisco romantic getaway. Hotels and restaurants are spread throughout the city, making it simple to find a comfortable place to stay, eat, drink, and make merry.

If you have more time than venture out for a Big Sur romantic getaway only 2 hours 45 minutes away or elope to Lake Tahoe, about 4 hours, 189 miles distance from from San Francisco. Here are some great Lake Tahoe honeymoon ideas.

When it comes to restaurants you hit the jackpot with your San Francisco romantic getaway.

San Francisco is a Mecca for foodies. Try the RN74 which boasts a wine list that numbers 3,000 bottles, with 60 available by the glass. Curved, vaulted beams span the main dining room’s high ceiling and industrial design characteristic of an old-world train station.

A bucket-list experience San Francisco restaurants.

Michelin Guide Star Restaurants, in 2010 there where are only 85 three Michelin star restaurant in the world and 8 Michelin Stars in America. San Francisco's French Laundry restaurant is the proud owner of 3 michelin stars since 2006 - the year the Michelin guide started awarding stars our side of Europe.

The French Laundry is housed in an old stone building laced with ivy and its one of the most highly regarded in the country. It is in the Napa Valley, just over a one hour drive from San Francisco in the small town of Yountville. The rustic establishment has a little garden where you can have a drink before entering the main room. There is a private room (for up to 10 guests ) for destination wedding reception if you would like to really splurge. Across the street is the vegetable garden if you wold like to take a look at the veggies before harvest.

The restaurant's two prix-fixe menus (both $240), one of which is vegetarian, vary, but "oysters and pearls," a silky dish of pearl tapioca with oysters and white sturgeon caviar, is a signature starter.

The French Laundry
6640 Washington St. (Creek St.)
Yountville, CA
Jacket required. Reservations essential.

Call two months ahead to the day at 10 AM on the dot. Didn't get a reservation? Call on the day you'd like to dine here to be considered if there's a cancellation.

You will find some great sushi in San Francisco. Our favorite was across the golden bridge in Sausalito.

San Francisco’s City Hall is breathtaking. If you are looking for places to elope in San Francisco then this is a great spot. To capture a perfect picture right on the rotunda steps make the earliest appointment for a civil ceremony since it is generally quiet there in the morning. San Francisco is great for romantic getaways; we've always been able to get phenomenal deals on great hotel rooms through Priceline -- San Francisco, CA Hotels from $39!.

San Francisco Romantic Getaway Hotels

The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco,CA is located high atop Nob Hill and boasts breathtaking views of the city and the Bay. A Luxury hotel with seconds from San Francisco attractions and where all of the city's legendary cable car lines meet. This location provides easy access to all attractions, including Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown.

Another San Francisco romantic getaway hotel is the Queen Anne Hotel, San Francisco,CA is a Victorian boutique hotel in the heart of the charming Pacific Heights neighborhood and only a short stroll from Union Square and Nob Hill.

Places to Elope San Francisco

The Legion of Honor, San Francisco – Set on a hilltop overlooking where the pacific ocean spills into San Francisco Bay. The strong simple lines of the museum’s neoclassical architecture not only makes it a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony, but also a spot for unforgettable wedding photography.

Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

The Legion of Honor is one of San Francisco's most sought-after venues for corporate events, weddings and a variety of private parties.

For further information please contact the Legion of Honor Facility Rental Manager, at or 415.750.3698.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Balustrade Area, to the right of the museum entrance, and the Rodin Court of Honor, each hold up to 250 seated guests. The indoor Rodin Gallery can accommodate 120 seated.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility holds 220 seated or 300 standing guests. An additional 140 guests may be added to that capacity by tenting the sculpture garden at an additional charge.

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