SFO Area for Couples
Collected by John Sandstone
A short distance from the airport, South San Francisco offers unique ways to get out and soak up the California sun. Stroll in the small town of Burlingame, visit the Pacifica coastline, and enjoy panoramic views from Bernal Heights. Even on a layover you'll be able to get feel for the bay area.
390 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, USA
I just shot a travel piece for Draft Magazine and loved the dish included at Half Moon Bay Brewery, located just 20 minutes south of San Francisco. Executive Chef Gaston Alfaro told me he loves to play with food and try new things. He made me a...
1327 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
This is the place to play a game, watch a sport and drink a beer. Behan's is expectedly low-key and surprisingly social. I'm a sucker for shuffle board and darts so naturally I stopped in for a pint but stayed for the games!
5631, 830 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
We were amazed by the flavors and variety of dishes at this Peruvian restaurant. The Ceviche, corn cake, pulled pork sandwiches, and passion fruit pancetta make for an exceptional meal. If you plan to try Piqueo's on a weekend, reservations should...
San Francisco, CA 94128, USA
When the airline industry began to thrive in the 1930's, San Francisco Airport's passenger lobby was one of the most luxurious centers to take off from. The classic space has been adapted into the free Aviation Library and Museum—used as a...
The rugged 4.8 mile Ridge Trail trail is perfect for adventurous couples. It will take you along the Eastern slope of the mountain through eucalyptus trees, past plants, wild flowers and butterflies. With sweeping views and gorgeous vegetation,...
1316 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
There's no better way to enjoy a cool breeze and the California sun than on a neighborhood stroll. Outside of South San Francisco you'll see some cozy homes and majestic, old trees in idyllic American neighborhoods. On a walk off Broadway in...
86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062, USA
Tucked away in the hills south of San Francisco you'll find Filoli—16 acres of English Renaissance gardens, nature preserves and a fabulous mansion—a true hidden gem. The hundred-year-old property takes on new life with each season and a stroll...
SFO International Airport, Terminal 2 Boarding Area D, Quick Serve, Sector 8, Space 9-D.2.350, San Francisco, CA 94128, USA
Happy together—and ready to explore. Like it or not, if you arrive at San Francisco International Airport on a domestic flight, the probability that you'll get yourself reacquainted with the ground by means of Terminal 3 is high. Walk. Don’t run....
Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
Broadway in Burlingame isn't exactly broad, but in this small American town it feels like the center of things. With little local shops to browse and a few places to snack, it's a good place to spend an hour or two. Take your time because it won't...
Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, USA
You came all the way to San Francisco and you're going to let some stranger in a chef's hat cook your dungeness crab for you? Pshaw. There's a little-known alternative, even among locals, that's far more fun: Zip down the coast half an hour to...
1205 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
Always busy, Rocca seems to be the go-to place for a cozy meal in Burlingame. Their dishes are a balance between Northern Italian cooking, American fusion, and fresh Californian ingredients. While it's not what I'd expect in Milan, it's a lovely...
1440 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
Downtown Burlingame is just the right scale for a leisurely stroll. We popped in and out of designer shops, niche boutiques, and places to snack without straying too far before our flight. If you're staying near SFO, it's a convenient five-minute...
1400 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
David's tea is an unexpected gem—even if it is a Canadian chain, I’d rank it among my favorites. Unlike predictably cluttered tearooms, David’s color-coded canisters, high ceilings and white walls make the shop modern. With genuine enthusiasm and...
1634 Jerrold Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124, USA
Even the blackest of thumbs can find inspiration at Flora Grubb’s eponymous nursery—or at least a good cup of coffee. Grubb runs the enormous space (complete with Ritual Coffee Roasters bar) with a gallery-like ethos, rotating in new displays...
500 Sierra Point Pkwy, Brisbane, CA 94005, USA
The Sierra Point Yacht Club is the perfect place for taking photos and enjoying a nice brunch. Fog is a beautiful player in the early mornings along the peninsula of the San Francisco Bay. I arrived about an hour before a presentation I was...
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