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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Best City for Valentine's Day? That'd be San Francisco.

Posted By on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 9:58 AM

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Was there really any competition? We think not.

While San Francisco isn't beautiful in every way (hello, feces map), every time we see the City from high atop one of its rolling hills, or catch a glimpse as we drive west across the Bay Bridge, or see the Golden Gate appear as we come out of the Waldo (Robin Williams?) Tunnel, we're always in awe of the City's beauty. So it makes sense San Francisco would serve as the perfect backdrop to a Valentine's Day date.

 San Francisco shares the title of Most Romantic City in the U.S. with Oakland and San Jose, both cities were included in the "study" that gave the top spot to San Francisco (...and Oakland and San Jose). The people who conducted this study must be unaware that the trifecta of cities are separated by many miles, with even more cities in between. But regardless of their science-ish ways, we're going to go ahead and say they're right — San Francisco is the top spot in the U.S. for romance. 

The study notes that those who visit (or staycate in) San Francisco spend a lot on luxury hotels, romantic gifts, and spa packages; also, the City boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita in the U.S., which gives lovers more spots to find a cozy table for two. 

Obviously we didn't need this com study, shared via Brit + Co., to tell us San Francisco is a good place for those in love, but we say forget that movie-style Valentine's Day date, and grab a bottle of bubbly, some chocolates, and few friends and head out to your favorite spot in the city and spend Valentine's Day with San Francisco — the city we love.
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Mollie McWilliams

Mollie is the Web Editor and has been with SF Weekly since 2010.


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