We love helping you plan the perfect romantic adventure here at The Purple Orchid Resort and Spa! Did you know we are only an hour away from the exciting and ever-changing city of San Francisco? We have three of the best romantic getaways near San Francisco compiled below to make your Pacific Coast vacation the best it can be! And, as a bonus, a couple of these are free!
If you’re looking for a comprehensive packet on everything there is to know about our gorgeous resort and the surrounding area, look no further than our complimentary Vacation Guide! It has all the details about our rooms, packages, and ideas for the best romantic weekend getaways near San Francisco.
Top 3 Things to Do on Romantic Getaways Near San Francisco
There is so much to do in the San Francisco area to take advantage of the incredible landscape, delicious restaurants and more!
Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is only 1.7 miles across and it holds some of the most beautiful views on the earth. Grab a light jacket and your special someone’s hand and start your stroll across the iconic San Francisco landmark. You can see amazing, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Alcatraz Island and on a clear day, the beautiful San Francisco skyline. Take a moment to smell the salty sea air!
Wander the Piers
San Francisco is one of the most diverse cities in the U.S.A. We love taking the afternoon to do nothing but wander around the piers and people watch! Get a bowl of clam chowder and sit outside. You’ll hear a dozen different languages and catch a hundred different stories. There are so many unique shops along the piers as well, so save a little time for souvenir shopping! Meandering along, hand in hand, discovering new treasures is one of our favorite romantic adventures in the Bay Area.
Stay Sweet at Ghirardelli Square
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Even if you don’t have a soft spot for this sweet, don’t worry, Ghirardelli Square is not just for chocolate lovers! This historic attraction has shopping and dining as well! The Pub at Ghirardelli Square, one of the several restaurants there, offers American classics and a Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas. We recommend you sit on the patio and enjoy the incredible views! Or, if chocolate is your love language, be sure to check out the Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop. You can see the manufacturing process, have a delicious hot fudge sundae and sample one of the world famous Ghirardelli chocolate squares. You should mark your calendar for the annual San Francisco Chocolate Festival, too. This event is held each year in September and includes an incredible chocolate and wine pavilion.
These are just a few of our top suggestions for things to do on an afternoon in San Francisco. You can also enjoy shopping at the San Francisco Premium Outlets, exploring a few of the scenic hiking trails, go on a hot air balloon adventure, or attend an event like the annual Fleet Week.
Stay at Purple Orchid Resort and Spa
Life is busy. Often, before we know it, our packed schedules get the best of us and we realize it’s been far too long since we’ve relaxed and enjoyed some time with our special someone. A romantic getaway to San Francisco could be just the thing to add that spark back to your relationship! We’ve written about even more romantic outings for you to explore on our blog before as well!
We love exploring a big city with that special someone. We also love leaving the big city and coming back to a quiet, peaceful retreat away from the chaos. The Purple Orchid Resort and Spa is that perfect retreat! Enjoy the San Francisco bustle and then relax with a couples massage in our serene resort. We have several Romantic Retreat Packages available, so be sure to book today! Swoop up your special someone and enjoy an incredibly romantic weekend getaway in the Bay Area!