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Themed Tours in San Francisco

With its dazzling vistas and intimate restaurants, San Francisco is made for lovers. This tour takes you from the tranquil waterfront through one of the city's most enchanting hidden neighbourhoods to sultry North Beach. It's best to begin at 3pm or 4pm and end with a romantic dinner.

Start: The Embarcadero at Pier 17

Bus: 10

Streetcar: F to Green Street.

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Themed Tours in San Francisco
Romantic San Francisco
  1. The Embarcadero

    Enjoy the lovely views of the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and the East Bay.

    Time to spend

    15 mins.

    Where

    The Embarcadero at Pier 17.

    Streetcar

    F to Green Street.

  2. Filbert Steps

    In this captivating corner of town, the street becomes too steep for cars. As you head uphill, you'll pass lush, flower-decked gardens decorating Carpenter Gothic homes (characterized by steeply sloped roofs, pointed arches over windows and 'gingerbread' detailing on the façade) dating from as early as 1870.

    Time to spend

    30 mins.

    Where

    Steps start at Filbert and Sansome Streets.

  3. Coit Tower

    Coit Tower, San Francisco. Courtesy of San Francisco Convention Visitors Board

    Catch a glorious sunset over the City by the Bay. If you make it here before 6pm, ascend to the top of the pillar for a dazzling panorama.

    Time to spend

    30 mins.

    Telephone

    +1415 362 0808

    Admission

    US$4.50 (to the top)

    Opening Hours

    Daily 10am-6pm

  4. Washington Square

    Washington Square, San Francisco. Photo by Mark Downey, courtesy of San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Stroll through this welcoming park, one of the oldest in the city, which has the feel of an old-world town square. Saints Peter and Paul Church, a local landmark in front of which Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe famously posed after their marriage in 1957, serves as a lovely backdrop.

    Time to spend

    15 mins.

    Where

    Filbert and Stockton Streets.

  5. XOX Truffles

    After climbing Telegraph Hill, you've earned a stop at this luscious store. Sinful delicacies come in flavours like cognac and you must try 'Clarissa's Favourite'. What is it? That's a surprise!

    Time to spend

    15 mins.

    Where

    754 Columbus Avenue.

    Telephone

    +1 415 421 4814

    Opening Hours

    Mon-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun 10.30am-6pm

  6. Café Jacqueline

    For an indulgent culmination to your evening, dine at this purveyor of fine soufflés

    Where

    1454 Grant Avenue, between Green and Union Streets.

    Telephone

    +1 415 981 5565

  7. L'Osteria del Forno

    A moderately priced alternative is L'Osteria del Forno, a homely Italian favourite.

    Where

    519 Columbus Avenue, between Union and Green Streets.

    Telephone

    +1 415 982 1124

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