18. Get golden
"That’s for tourists," you may cringe -- and you wouldn’t be wrong, but you also wouldn’t be very fun. The Golden Gate Bridge is full of tourists, and with good reason. Not only is the view something to behold, but the structure itself is an art deco dream. On the other side, you can also keep walking along the trail to Horseshoe Bay... so go ahead and proudly take a hand-held walk across one of the Wonders of the Modern World, and remember that we should be stoked to live so close to it.
19. Rock out in the redwoods
Head over to Stern Grove, where a beautiful little amphitheater attracts big crowds -- and names. Nab a scenic spot by the stage and take in free shows by the likes of Mavis Staples, George Clinton, Michael McDonald, and Andrew Bird.
20. Get weird at Albany Bulb
If your date seeks adventure, there’s nothing like a little exploration of the Albany Bulb. Formerly a dump, the unusual peninsula has since been reclaimed by artists and transients. Graffiti, art installations, and remnants of past earthquakes make up this funky little destination.