September 15th, 2017
5 Perfect Ways to Celebrate Your Honeymoon in SF
A honeymoon is a time to be transported, to escape and enjoy each other. It’s a time for new adventures as you begin your big adventure as a married couple. And Nob Hill is a great place to start that journey. You’ll establish memories to cherish for the rest of your lives. To honeymoon in the Nob Hill neighborhood is to be transported together to a place of history, beauty, and style.
Surrounded by incredible views, opulent estates, and incredible food, you’ll find it difficult not to feel romance in the air.
The incredible views come from Nob Hill’s unique position in San Francisco. The southern face of the hill has an especially steep grade. So steep, in fact, it’s the reason the cable car line was originally installed on the hill back in 1878 (the hill was too hard on the residents’ horses).
That same cable car line is still in operation today. For your honeymoon, it offers a romantic way to glide into the city with your new love.
All this to say, Nob Hill is an ideal home base for your San Francisco honeymoon. To give you a taste of the other delights San Francisco has to offer you and your special someone, here’s a little sample — five perfect ways to celebrate your honeymoon in San Francisco.
Picnic with the Painted Ladies
A simple picnic with one of the most iconic sights in San Francisco — it’s the perfect way to begin your honeymoon. The row of Victorian homes known as the Painted Ladies now sit across from a completely renovated Alamo Square Park. The park is beautiful and a bit quirky — make sure to check out the Shoe Garden.
Make it a Golden Honeymoon
Marriage is a marathon, not a sprint, which is why a married couple’s 50th year together is known as their Golden Anniversary. It’s truly an accomplishment, and San Francisco gives you a couple of ways to set your sights on that incredible goal. The first is iconic — the Golden Gate Bridge. And the second is beautiful — Golden Gate Park.
You can walk across the Golden Gate Bridge or take in an incredible view from any one of the breathtaking beaches, fields, or hill-top overlooks that surround it. Golden Gate Park offers a delight for the senses in the Conservatory of Flowers, a historic Victorian structure that was built in 1878 and now houses exotic plants and flora.
Stroll Through Chinatown
Stay with us in Nob Hill and you’re right next to the oldest Chinatown in America. It’s also the largest outside of Asia. As you walk under the charming lanterns and past interesting shops for souvenirs, you may feel like you’ve entered another country. Chinatown retains its own customs and language, and it’s a great place to get a taste of Chinese culture — and incredible Chinese food.
Enjoy the Palace of Fine Arts
A beautiful stroll for a beautiful time with your new spouse. The Palace of Fine Arts offers an escape. Latin inscriptions adorn the walls and you’ll likely see swans lounging in the lagoon.
Choose from one of the many events taking place inside, or simply wander the walkways and enjoy each other.
Visit the Cable Car Museum
This is a must-see in San Francisco, especially if you’re staying with us in the Nob Hill neighborhood. The Cable Car Museum gives you an quaint and fascinating way to immerse yourself in some history as you begin to create your own history together. Learn about one of San Francisco’s most well-known symbols — it will make riding the cable cars even more romantic and enjoyable.