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Six Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in the Park

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2022 Category Food and Drink; Recreation and Wellness

While we may be living through a pandemic, there’s really no better time to celebrate love. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy time with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got six great ways to let love bloom in the park.

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. Or make your heart sing with a visit to the My Park Moment photo show at the Main Post. This is a free large-scale exhibition showcasing what folks love about their parks.

Art in the Presidio

3. Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Picnic and Say Hi to Yoda

Yoda Fountain

Take a peek at the Yoda Fountain, pick up some tasty take-out from nearby Sessions Restaurant or Presidio Social Club Exchange, and watch the ducks at the pond at Letterman Digital Arts Center. Be sure to be a Presidio Pro and pack out your trash!

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. You can get takeout from 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