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Valentine’s Day ideas in San Francisco

Take heart: Our guide to Valentine’s Day ideas covers everything from non-cheesy gifts to local florists and date spots

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Whether you’re a lover or a fighter, February 14 can be a fairly stressful day. No idea what to buy your new paramour/old flame? We’ve got gifts under $100 to impress every guy and gal, plus bouquets from the top florists in town. Big spenders may want to wine and dine the object of their affection—though we’ve got plenty of cheap date suggestions for a more low-key evening. If all of this sounds like a total nightmare, take a look through our anti-Valentine’s Day ideas. There’s bound to be something you’ll love-hate.

Date ideas

Most romantic restaurants in San Francisco
Restaurants

Most romantic restaurants in San Francisco

We found a few romantic restaurants that cover every scenario—all you need is your appetite. 

Best wine bars in San Francisco
Bars

Best wine bars in San Francisco

Raise a glass and sample grapes from Napa, Sonoma and beyond at our pick of the city’s finest wine bars.

Cheap date ideas in San Francisco
Things to do

Cheap date ideas in San Francisco

From urban hikes to affordable grub, we’ve got the best dirt-cheap date ideas for cash-strapped city dwellers.

The best rooftop bars in San Francisco
Bars

The best rooftop bars in San Francisco

Of all the places where you can kick back with a drink, those with a killer view always come out on top.

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Where to shop

The best jewelry stores in San Francisco
Shopping

The best jewelry stores in San Francisco

Whether you’re after modern pieces or vintage finds, these ten gems are your best shopping bets

Top florist picks in San Francisco
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Top florist picks in San Francisco

From classic roses to colorful bouquets to creepy-cool exotic blooms, we’ve got the perfect florist to fit your style

The best sex shops in San Francisco
Shopping

The best sex shops in San Francisco

San Francisco’s sex shops aim to please, whatever your persuasion or fetish

The best chocolate stores in San Francisco
Shopping

The best chocolate stores in San Francisco

If you’re looking for a special-occasion offering (or just a treat for yourself), a beautiful box of bonbons is a sweet choice

For single folks

The best pick-up bars in San Francisco
Bars

The best pick-up bars in San Francisco

Looking to get lucky? We’ve sussed out the city’s best bars for the temporarily unattached. From icebreaker beer gardens to mood-setting cocktail dens, these are San Francisco’s top come-hither hangouts.

6 ways for singles to celebrate Valentine's Day
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6 ways for singles to celebrate Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Valentine’s Day ideas for him under $100
Shopping

Valentine’s Day ideas for him under $100

If there’s one thing years of scanning gift guides has taught us, it’s that recommendations for men are often absurd. It’s not that we think guys won’t appreciate decorative baseball bats, diamond-studded money clips and fashionable axes. It’s that we know they won’t. Before rolling your eyes at another over-the-top list, have a look at our far more reasonable selection of stellar Valentine’s Day ideas for him. Round out the night with dinner at one of San Francisco’s best restaurants and a glass (or bottle) at one of the city's best wine bars. RECOMMENDED: Valentine’s Day ideas for San Francisco

Valentine’s Day ideas for her under $100
Shopping

Valentine’s Day ideas for her under $100

Win her over with thoughtful twists on the (often overplayed) classics: Think saltine toffee in place of chocolate, tabletop diamonds and other inspired gifts. And if you can't completely let go of tradition, call on the city’s best florists or reserve a table at one of San Francisco’s best restaurants. RECOMMENDED: Valentine’s Day ideas for San Francisco

Anti-Valentine’s Day ideas
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Anti-Valentine’s Day ideas

Reject the Hallmark holiday with anti-Valentine’s Day ideas ranging from love grenades to break-up chocolate

Valentine’s Day gifts for when it’s complicated
Shopping

Valentine’s Day gifts for when it’s complicated

Shop for Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone from your hookup buddy, to the guy you just met on Tinder or the girl you already know is the one

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