OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Valentine’s Day.
Romance in the greenhouse
February 14, 2019
2.5 miles west
Take a stroll through the lush Conservatory of Flowers at Aphrodisiacs of the Tropics, which includes sparkling wine, chocolate, accordion music, perfumes to sample, food for sale, and stories about plant reproduction.
Valentine’s Day wine train
February 14, 2019
46.9 miles north
Take a three hour ride through wine country on the Napa Valley Wine Train as you enjoy a gourmet lunch or dinner with a glass of sparkling wine, departing from Napa.
The Lunar New Year Concert and Imperial Dinner includes a pre-concert reception at 3 p.m. with lion and ribbon dancing, tea bars, Chinese calligraphy, children’s entertainment, and “lucky” red envelopes; a 4 p.m. concert by San Francisco Symphony in Davies Symphony Hall; and a 6 p.m. seated dinner at Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall. Or buy just concert tickets.
Watch the best pole dancers in the state compete to go to the national finals at Golden Gate Pole Championships at Canada College Theater in Redwood City.
February 16 - 17, 2019
16.8 miles SE
Big trucks with big wheels create big excitement at Monster Jam in Oakland Alameda County Coliseum.
February 22 - 24, 2019
3 miles west
Billed as the largest U.S. orchid show, the Pacific Orchid Exposition has 150,000 beautiful blooms and offers docent tours, vibrant exhibits, and cultivation tips at the San Francisco County Fair Building.
Fly Fishing Show
February 22 - 24, 2019
36.2 miles SE
The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, films, classes, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. The Fly Fishing Film Festival on Friday evening requires a separate ticket.
Chinese New Year Parade
February 23, 2019
1.2 miles NE
See beautiful floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, exploding firecrackers, and Miss Chinatown USA at the free Chinese New Year Parade, which begins at the corner of 2nd Street and Market Street. Free unless you reserve bleacher seats.
Model train show
February 23 - 24, 2019
52 miles south
The Great Train Show features model train layouts and hundreds of vendors, with bounce houses and riding trains for the kids at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Children age 11 and younger are free.
Noise Pop Festival is an indie music, arts, and film festival, with a focus on emerging talent.
0.1 miles west
Enjoy wine, craft beer, appetizers, and an auction to support the YMCA at Pour Your Support at San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center.
Chinese food festival
0.8 miles SE
Buy Chinese New Year food (goyza, bao buns, dim sum, and fish balls) from 15 vendors during Dumpling Down at SoMa StrEat Food Park. Optional unlimited drinks (kumquat mimosas & E.S. Chi Herbal Tonic Ale).
Tater Tots from food trucks
0.8 miles SE
Celebrate National Tater Tot Day eating the crunchy potato treats served by 14 food trucks, and then vote for your favorite at SoMa StrEat Food Park. Live music.
1.1 miles NW
Mardi Gras San Francisco Style includes a free blues concert at Fillmore & O’Farrell Streets (5 to 7 p.m.) and a ticketed masquerade ball with dinner at Westbay Conference Center (8 p.m.).
Paella & beer party
1.4 miles NE
Enjoy unlimited paella (a Spanish rice meal) with or without meat, unlimited organic beer, and flamenco guitar at Paella Fest at ThirstyBear Brewing Company.
2.2 miles north
Solve puzzles to reach a mystery location in the family-friendly Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt, beginning at Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center. Register in advance, and see the list of items to bring.
Brazilian dance party
2.3 miles NE
Brazilian Carnaval promises nonstop DJ dance music, drums, a Brazilian singer, and colorful samba dancers at Broadway Studios.
2.3 miles NW
See foreign films with no need for subtitles at the Mostly British Film Festival, from the U.K., Ireland, Australia, Canada, and India, at the Vogue Theatre.
Hip hop cocktail party
2.6 miles north
Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dance performances, and a silent auction at One Love, a benefit for the Hip Hop DanceFest aboard a cruise ship at Pier 39 for age 21+.
2.7 miles NW
Brighten up winter with a walk among 39,000 tulips, with or without a guide, at Tulipmania on Pier 39. Free.
Mexican folk music
2.9 miles south
Featuring the folkloric music style of Veracruz, the Son Jarocho Festival offers concerts, workshops, and family activities at Brava for Women In the Arts.
American Indian art
20.5 miles north
Browse the displays of 100 dealers and artists selling pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and American Indian antique and contemporary art at the American Indian Art Show at Marin Civic Center in San Rafael.
Bacon and beer
43 miles south
Enjoy craft beer, bacon-inspired tastes from local restaurants, music, and interactive games at Bacon and Beer Classic at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
San Jose beer festival
50.4 miles south
Meet the Brewers features beer from dozens of local breweries, food trucks, live music, and local art by SJ Made at Hermitage Brewing.
Valentine’s Day humor
S.F. & Oakland
Adults tell stories about their lives and share embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, and home movies) at Mortified Doomed Valentine’s Show.
DNA Lounge, S.F.
The New Parish, Oakland
3.6 miles NW
Buy retro cocktails and dance the evening away to live music from The Ely Brothers & The Doubletake Band at Valentine’s Day Sock Hop at the Presidio Officers’ Club. Free with RSVP.
Family tea party
14.7 miles NE
Collect fragrant edibles in the garden, and then make tea, snacks, and pressed Valentine’s cards at A Botanical Valentine’s Day Tea at UC Botanical Garden.