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Presidio's Greatest Lists: Five Great Dates in the Presidio

Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 Category Entertainment and Culture; Recreation and Wellness; Nature and Science

A Trail Hike for Two

Pair walking on trail

If you plan to "say it with flowers," why not make it the wildflowers that grow alongside the Presidio's 24 miles of trails? In the spring and early summer, wildflowers and non-native species abound throughout the park. If dramatic coastal views make your heart go pitter patter, the Batteries to Bluffs trail can't be beat, especially at sunset. Inland, the picturesque Lovers' Lane, the park's oldest trail, is made for strolling hand-in-hand. If nothing else, a hike will make you fall in love with San Francisco all over again.

Find your scenic Presidio trail >>

Photo Credit Charity Vargas

Pack a Picnic

Pinickers at Main Post

Pack a picnic and take your sweetie to the Presidio for a low-key date for two. The Presidio is home to some of San Francisco’s best picnic areas – many with unbeatable Golden Gate Bridge views. If you’re looking for that quintessential picnic in San Francisco, either near the water or surrounded by nature, check out one of our six favorites in the park.

6 Picnic Areas in the Presidio >>

Get Cozy Around a Camp Fire

Guests around campfire at Inn at the Presidio

Nothing says romance quite like snuggling around a fire-pit on a cloudy day or for an evening of star gazing with your beloved. The Lodge at the Presidio and the Inn at the Presidio offers guests fire-pits with gorgeous views of either the Golden Gate Bridge or Presidio Forest. For the adventurous pair, try camping at Rob Hill Campground, the Presidio’s only campground, where a fire ring is included with every camp site. Coming Summer 2022 when the Presidio Tunnel Tops opens, you can also gather around the new campfire circle at Presidio Tunnel Tops (opening July 2022) for that classic national park experience with evening Ranger Talks or gazing at the stunning views of the Main Post and historic Montgomery Street barracks.

Learn More about Tunnel Tops >>

Take in the Presidio's Scenic Views

Pair at Inspiration Point Overlook

Looking for a dreamy destination? Begin your adventure by visiting one of the Presidio's eight scenic overlooks and find the perfect spot to watch the sun slip below the horizon. Then drop into a Presidio eatery for a romantic dinner at Colibri Mexican Bistro, Presidio Social Club or Sessions at the Presidio are offering special Valentine's menus. Reservations are recommended.

 See a list of the Presidio's scenic overlooks >>

Photo by Jay Graham

Enjoy a Spa Date

Couple women with champagne flutes in SenSpa lounge

Sometimes you need a little pampering, which is when a trip to the spa for "me" time can feel like the ultimate well-deserved treat. Turn it into "we" time with a side-by-side couples massage at SenSpa, one of the Presidio's hidden gems. This day spa is set in a space that was miraculously transformed from a historic Army warehouse into a retreat where you can escape the stresses of urban life.

Book a date at the Presidio's SenSpa >>