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Six Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in the Park

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023 Category Food and Drink; Recreation and Wellness

In the Presidio, love is always in the air. Here are six ways to enjoy time with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day...or any day of the year!

1. Hike Lovers’ Lane

Historic image of Lovers' Lane

So-called for connecting love-struck soldiers with their sweethearts in town, the Presidio’s oldest footpath slopes between the stately Presidio Gate and the Main Post. Come take a walk with your love and be a part of history.

Lovers’ Lane

2. The Presidio is for (Art) Lovers

Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line

While on Lovers’ Lane, step into the nearby eucalyptus grove and you’ll find Wood Line, an iconic work by the artist Andy Goldsworthy. It explores a great love of his – the Presidio’s man-made forest.

Art in the Presidio

3. Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Picnic​

Picnickers on lawn at Presidio Tunnel Tops

Bring your own eats or pick up some tasty take-out from nearby food trucks at Presidio Pop Up and head to Presidio Tunnel Tops, Battery Bluff(pictured)​, or the Main Parade Lawn to enjoy a picnic with breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. Or have a special sit-down meal at one of the parks restaurants – Colibri Mexican Bistro, Sessions SF, or Presidio Social Club​.

Picnic Areas

4. Get Inspired at Inspiration Point

Inspiration Point Overlook visitors

The Presidio has eight scenic overlooks – why not take them all in with your honey? One of our favorites is Inspiration Point, where you can look out over the Presidio and – on a clear day – see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and San Francisco’s skyline.

Overlooks

5. Tee Off with Your Valentine

Presidio Cafe at the Presidio Golf Course outdoor seating

Enjoy the Presidio’s historic 145-acre, 18-hole course. Afterwards stop by for lunch at Presidio Café and enjoy the beauty of the award-winning greens.

Presidio Golf Course

6. Stay in the Presidio

Lodge at the Presidio aerial view

Even locals will feel like they’ve been whisked away to a faraway place while spending a night or two in one of the Presidio’s two historic boutique hotels, the Inn at the Presidio or the Lodge at the Presidio. Head to the Main Parade Lawn with your sweetie for beautiful views of the Bay or a night of stargazing and doze off to sleep with the sweet sound of owls hooting in the Presidio trees.

Stay in the Presidio