Romance is in the air in San Francisco, and if you are looking for something new to spice up your holiday celebration, look no further than these four activities. From a cruise on the San Francisco Bay, to a free celebration for singles and couples in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, celebrating Valentine’s Day is going to be a snap. Imagine, if you got on the ball RIGHT NOW, you could make reservations for one (or two) of these special events, wrap up the info in a pretty box, and give it to your beloved, all the while avoiding the last minute crunch to find the perfect gift. Genius.
“Sex and Science” Wine and Dine Tour
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the California Academy of Science’s special “Sex and Science” themed Wine and Dine tour, and take cues from some of the planet’s most amorous creatures. During a pre-dinner tour, African penguins flaunt their feathers, which mate for life; and cichlids pucker up, which frequently lock lips. Take some lessons from the give-and-take practices of hermaphroditic sea slugs, and learn the real story behind Nemo’s clownfish family tree. Then, enjoy a romantic four-course dinner in the award-winning Moss Room restaurant.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, 94118
Cost: $159 per person (dinner included)
Reservations required: 415-379-8000
California Sunset Valentine’s Cruise
Romantics will enjoy views of the city’s spectacular nightscape, live guitar entertainment, hearty appetizers and a hot or cold beverage from the bar. Nestled into the warm and cozy atmosphere of Red & White Fleet’s historic vessel, the cruise will sail along the dramatically lit skyline of San Francisco, pass Alcatraz and cruise under the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge.
Friday – Sunday, February 11, 12, and 13, 2011
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Pier 43½ at Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco, CA, 94133
Cost: $54 per person
Reservations required: 415-673-2900
“Woo at the Zoo”
The San Francisco Zoo’s annual Valentine’s event offers the original Annual Sex Tour/Woo at the Zoo with Jane Tollini. The slide show presentation is full of wild animal factoids, new positions, kinky information… literally the ins and out, and ups and downs of animal mating, all animals A to Z . “Woo at the Zoo” also features a brunch or dinner. Reservations are required as this “sense”-ational event sells out each year.
Saturday, February 12, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 13, 2011, 12noon and 6:00 p.m.
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco, CA 94132-1098
Adults 21 and over only
Brunch Prices: $60 members; $65 non-members
Dinner Event: $70 members; $75 non-members
Fee also includes Zoo admission tickets and two drink tickets
Evening events include parking
Book online at www.sfzoo.org
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Valen-tiny Idea Night
Explore love and sexuality in the 21st century at YBCA’s FREE Valen-tiny Idea Night for couples and singles. Delve into the politics of love with queercore author and spoken-word poet Michelle Tea, experience the potential of Non/Fictional Bodies with a performance by Jess Curtis/Gravity, and peruse YBCA’s visual arts exhibitions. Partygoers will also be invited to play Infatuated by Situate, an interactive cell phone game in which attendees can meet up, make out, break up, and make up all in one night, but only if they can solve the mysteries of modern love.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
8:00 p.m. – Midnight
701 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
For more information, call 415-978-2787