V-Day is coming whether you like it or not, and with it another round of lovey-dovey listage detailing the Bests, Top 10s, and Most Romantics San Francisco has to offer. Whether you've got a hot date, or looking for love in all the wrong places or just want to discreetly buy yourself a gift, we've gathered all the intel so that you don't have to.
Last-minute panic underway? If it's a romantic dinner you're after, OpenTable has a listing of S.F. restaurants that are accepting Valentine's rezzies and offering deals, but we'd also like to humbly suggest a heart-felt home-cooked dinner with ... ah nevermind. Restaurants!
If you're in need of some other date ideas, 7x7 explores some "alternative" ideas in
Ditch the Clichés with 12 Alt-Valentine's Day Ideas, which include going to the Ferry Building and paddle-boats on Stow Lake (extra extra!), and R29 has Go-To First Date Spots for those brave souls who want to attempt a first date on Feb 14. Plus there's always our favorite 5 bars for a hot date.
Rae Alexandra over at SFWeekly has Five Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day for Under $25, though she's also penned a piece on Why Valentine's Day Sucks for Everyone, including children, teenagers, married people and the elderly. The goods news is that misery loves company!
If you're into expressing your love the old fashioned way (by buying stuff) here are
25 Presents for Your Valentine That Don't Suck (including an anatomically correct heart gelatin mold that can be used for eating or stabbing), and the Bold Italic store has a nifty collection of presentable goods for your other half.
And what about the time-honored tradition of stuffing your face with chocolate, with or without a loved one? Ride the chocolate train at any of these new SF chocolate spots or get a load of these Locally Made Sweets for Your V-Day Sugar High.
And finally, Here Are Seven of San Francisco's Best Sex Shops. Enjoy!