Everyone promises each other monthly dates but going out to dinner every time just is not cutting it anymore. We have come up with a full proof calendar of different date ideas for every month in our favorite city by the bay: San Francisco.
Since Enclosed is a monthly gift company, we have paired each date with the perfect gift idea for an element of surprise.
January Date Idea: Putt Your Way Into Her Heart
Take refuge from the San Francisco wind and fog at Urban Putt, an indoor mini golf course. After a day of hitting balls alongside the miniature Painted Ladies or past the giant skull at the Dia de los Muertos hole, the second-floor restaurant is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. Compare each other’s score cards over Seared Dayboat Scallops and Fried Chicken & Waffle Skewers . . . not your average golf course food.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: Buy personalized golf balls that you and your date can play with. You can add pictures or maybe a cheeky phrase . . .
February Date Night Idea: Top Marks for Glamour
There is nothing more breathe taking than your own exquisite city and the views it has to offer. The Mark Hopkins is one of the most iconic hotels in San Francisco. On the 19th floor is the Top of the Mark where you can enjoy a cocktail where stars of the 1930’s also used to drink.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: Give her a pair of diamond earrings to match the ambiance of the Old Hollywood theme at Top of the Rock. (And cubic zirconias are okay too!)
March Date Night Idea: She’ll Be Bowled Over
Relive your high school dating days at the bowling alley, only this time you will not be breaking curfew. Head over to the Presidio for a late night game of glow in the dark bowling. Strikes and spares should only ever be played with this much neon.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: To enhance to atmosphere, grab some glow sticks that you and your partner can wear. Even in the dark, you will be able to spot each other from alleys away and wear them all night long, even with nothing at all . . .
April Date Idea: Luxurious San Francisco Views
There is nothing like the feeling of being relaxing next to your loved one. The Cavallo Point Spa looks out to the Golden Gate Bridge, the second best view behind to the person lying on the massage table next to you.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: Top off this extravagant date by purchasing a piece of art from Cavallo’s own gallery.
May Date Idea: Couples Exploration
Learn about chemistry of light and also the chemistry with each other over a glass of wine at the Exploratorium. Check out this usually kids museum every Thursday night for their “after dark” events just for adults.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: With hundreds of kids through the museum during the day, a bottle of fresh scented hand sanitizer is a must for a gift before this date. This way both of you can explore the exhibits (and each other) as much as you want, without any germophobia worries.
June Date Idea: Play Horsey
Enjoy a scenic, guided horseback ride down San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, near Fort Funsion. It’s the perfect way to finally meet your friendly sea lion, sea bird, and whale neighbors.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: Horseback riding calls for a saucy riding crop. And no this is not intended for the horse . . .
July Date Idea: San Francisco Stow Away
The middle of summer is cause for celebrating the great outdoors. In the midst of the concrete jungle, Stow Lake is a great option for a little fresh air. Rent a boat for a romantic afternoon then head on over for a day with nature.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: Put together a gift basket of sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and aloe vera (just in case). Don’t forget to help your date lather up the sunscreen.
August Date Night Idea: Do It Like Animals
Experience the zoo in a whole new light – twilight. Go on a nocturnal safari to get up close and personal with the animals of the night. Then spend the night under the stars, next to your loved one.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: Now is the time to invest in the ultimate couples cuddle machine. Purchase a doubles sleeping bag so you can keep each other warm in this jungle of a date.
September Date Night: San Francisco Mile High Club
Any San Franciscan knows that summer heat takes off in September and October. Celebrate by taking your loved one on the ride of their life with Seaplane Adventure. Toast each other with a glass of champagne, against the sunset of San Francisco in your private plane.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: Nothing says flying like a pair of aviators. Buy you and your date matching pair of aviators to get you in the mood for a flight above the city.
October Date Idea: Pasties & Thigh-Highs
Operas and symphonies? Snooze. You and your partner will sure to love Hubba revue’s burlesque show. Learn some moves from the performers as they strip down to their pasties.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: Stalk up on local coffee and Alka-Seltzer to cure the Hubba revue induced hangover.
November Date Idea: Adult Bouncy House
Kick off your shoes and get ready to . . . jump! House of Air, located in the Presidio, is an indoor trampoline park that brings out the little kid in you. Be prepared for a lot of falling, catching each other, and rolling around.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: Continue the kids part and have cupcakes and lots of icing everywhere . . . together
December Date Night Idea: Arouse the Senses
A dinner to awaken the senses. Center the night on celebrating some of the two most popular aphrodisiac foods: oysters and chocolate. Head over to Hog Island Oyster Co. and celebrate the beautiful bay you live by with some oysters and other fresh shellfish. For dessert, indulge in chocolate, our second favorite aphrodisiac, with gourmet chocolate at Sixth Course. You and your partner will definitely be in a good mood tonight.
SF Gift Pairing Idea: Top the date off with a subscription from Enclosed from the most luxurious lingerie company in San Francisco. You can opt to have the first box delivered to you and the rest of the subscription delivered to her. The perfect option so you can personally hand deliver the first box and see that surprised look on her face.