Whether you’re trying to shake the stress of a winter wedding, or you’re looking for a romantic summer getaway after your walk down the aisle, San Francisco, CA is the perfect honeymoon destination! The coastal temperatures make for a gorgeous trip any time of year, and the city is full of history and charm that’s just waiting to be explored by you and your new hubby!
If you’re looking to wake up, walk out the door, and hop on a cable car in authentic San Fran fashion, consider staying at the Chancellor Hotel in Union Square. The rooms are a bit smaller, but full of charm, and the prices can’t be beat compared to the rest of pricey San Francisco! If you want to be in the absolute heart of the city, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel sits at the top of famous Nob Hill. Enjoy a cocktail at sunset at their rooftop bar to toast to your new life together!
Looking for something a little more low-key and local than a fancy rooftop bar? Try out Mama’s on Washington Square for the best brunch you’ll ever eat. It’s a local favorite because of the huge portions and fluffy pancakes, so make sure you get there bright and early - there’s always a line to get in!
There’s no other city like San Francisco, so immerse yourselves in it as much as you can. A really unique option is to check out the incredible and diverse cuisine through EatWith, which is an AirBnB for food! Check out the local chefs listed on the site (Don of the Bimini Twist is a popular favorite) and book whatever time works for you. You’ll have a personal cook for the two of you at a fraction of the cost!
Don’t leave San Francisco without heading to the Mission District to try out some authentic Latin food. La Taqueria is a tiny but adorable hole-in-the-wall restaurant with the freshest tacos you’ll ever taste, and it’s super easy to pop in and grab some to-go when you’re out and about exploring.
While you’re walking the streets of San Fran hand in hand with your love, there’s so much to stop and see. Window shop the quirky one-of-a-kind stores, and stroll around the local parks. The Garden of Shakespeare’s Flowers is practically something out of a fairy tale and the perfect spot for a quiet afternoon picnic tucked away from the city. Another can’t miss spot is the famous row of Victorian houses called the “Painted Ladies,” (also known as the opening scene from Full House) which is ideal for a cute photo-op.
Some of the best San Francisco charm is found in the most touristy areas, so don’t count out a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge just yet! Get the best view of the bridge from Battery Park, and take the elevator up Coit Tower to admire the cityscape. The views are one of the most incredible parts of this city, and there’s nothing more romantic than watching the sunset with your honey!