Without a date this Valentine’s Day? Fear not! Check out these fun Valentine’s Day Ideas for Friends in San Francisco Bay Area
Pillow Fight at the Embarcadero, San Francisco
Starting at 6pm (or 5:30, depending on the source- best to show up at 5:30) this event is really fun with a group of friends- it’s free and actually requires a lot more physical exertion that you may think. This is the perfect way to spend V-Day if you have recently been dumped, don’t believe in love or simply had a stressful week at work- this “fight” allows you to release your tensions onto complete strangers with a giant smile on your face! Make sure to play safe. Here are some top tips from the website:
– Bring a mask or bandanna to cover your mouth – it’s easy to choke on flying feathers.
– Bring a synthetic pillow (not one with feathers) trust us.. it’s much more enjoyable this way.
– Bring a garbage bag – have fun and then help clean up afterward – the price of having fun is keeping your city clean and makes it much less likely for the fuzz to shut this thing down.
– Build up your arm strength – your arms will be sore after this… trust us.
Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda
This fun-loving non-profit has 85+ playable pinball machines from 1930’s to present day. The best thing? You play a small admission fee ($15 adults, $7.50 kids) and can play all the games you want…no need to collect a bunch of quarters before hand! Also on display are some truly amazing pinball murals, recreated by talented artists for the museum. Check out their site to see what machines are onsite on Valentine’s Day.
Lucky Strike in Ballpark area, San Francisco
Even if you’re not into bowling, this is place is awesome. They have giant screen TV’s for sports fans, a 40′ full bar and delicious food including fondue and their own sushi rolled onsite! According to the website: “Bowling can be purchased per game or per hour depending on your needs, time of day and which location you are in.” Seriously a great place to spend hours with good friends!
New Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room in Berkeley
Photo taken at Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend
This new Torpedo tasting room for Sierra Nevada is exactly that, a tasting room. Unlike the plethora of brewhouse restaurants/gastrobreweries that have been popping up around the Bay Area, this tasting room remains pure and is solely a place to try the many different offerings brewed by Sierra Nevada. They have 16 taps flowing at all times, offering flights, no “pints” and only “snacks”- the website directs you towards the Fourth Street hub if patrons are in want of more hearty meals. A great place to hang with friends and get your beer geek on!
Off the Grid: Lake Merritt @ Oakland Museum of CA
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your #1 love- Food! And if you haven’t been to an Off the Grid yet, then you’re in for a treat. Located at the Oakland Museum of California, this meeting of many many food trucks is more than just a dining experience. It offers awesome people watching and the atmosphere is truly electric with outside events organized by the museum. Be sure to save room for dessert as the Creme Brulee Cart is out-of-this-world delicious. Be sure to check the site for vendors listings.
Head across the Richmond- San Rafael bridge to Marin county and enjoy their recurring art walk. “From 5-8 pm (with some venues open later), the Second Fridays Art Walk connects dozens of venues in downtown San Rafael with the public, who can enjoy different art exhibits, open studios, live music, refreshments, and more every month.”- SFFunCheap.com
These awesomely fun Bike Parties happen monthly and this February, it just happens to fall on Valentine’s Day. Any guesses what the theme will be?! You need to check the blog or follow them on Twitter to find out the details closer to the date. Check out their guidelines to a successful bike party:
This is how we ride:
- Stop at Lights
- Stay Right
- Pack Your Trash
- Don’t Get Smashed
- Ride Straight
- Don’t Hate
Happy Valentine’s Day from California Delicious