Five Romantic Ways to Gear Up for a San Francisco Couples Massage
The Activity: A Golden Gate Bridge champagne cruise with The San Francisco Sailing Company
The Spa: World of Health
Weekend-morning cruises explore the sights and sounds of the San Francisco Bay. Then the captain positions the vessel beneath the Golden Gate Bridge for a champagne toast.
Once you’re back on dry land, head to World of Health for a couples massage with fresh strawberries and even more champagne. Soothing essential oils put an aromatic cap on a day well spent.
The Activity: A chocolate tour with Great Food Tours
The Spa: Spa Vitale
We already know that chocolate is an aphrodisiac, but it’s also a great means to explore a city. This walking tour’s seven tastings may include truffles at Chocolatier Blue, tea-infused chocolates at Spicely Organic Spices, time-tested delights at Ghirardelli’s, and Japanese delicacies at Minamoto Kitchoan.
Afterward, head over to Spa Vitale and unwind with a couples-massage instruction class taught by a licensed massage therapist. The personalized coaching is tailored to your comfort level.
The Activity: Hiking the Land’s End Coastal Trail
The Spa: Successful Shiatsu
San Francisco’s untamed northwestern corner offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and sweeping hillsides dotted with cypress and wildflowers. The Land’s End Trail is a favorite of local hikers: kiss among the ruins of Sutro Baths and take in the city from the Palace of the Legion of Honor overlook.
Successful Shiatsu’s Zen-like atmosphere is a great complement to a day spent in nature. Get a custom pampering with a wide selection of available massage styles, including the specialty Japanese Shiatsu.
The Activity: A historic SF Armory and adult-film set tour
The Spa: Voilà La Familia
Nowhere in San Francisco—and perhaps even the world—blends the historical with the risque quite like the SF Armory. During tours of the armory's five expansive floors, amble through the preserved shooting range before following the subterranean burbles of Mission Creek through the basement and a menagerie of ornate and functional fetish-film sets.
Just a short walk from the Armory, you’ll find Voilà La Familia, where experienced massage therapist Paule-Dominique Anneheim eases muscle pain with gentle kneads and Swedish techniques in private rooms speckled with colorful orchids.
The Activity: A picnic in Huntington Park
The Spa: Nob Hill Spa at The Scarlet Huntington
Take a cable car up from the Financial District to Huntington Park, the gem of Nob Hill. Be sure to lay your blanket down within sight of the Fountain of the Tortoises, a replica of a centuries-old Roman fountain that rivals the beauty of nearby Grace Cathedral.
Just steps from the park at the 4-star Scarlet Huntington Hotel is the luxurious Nob Hill Spa. Here, a couples massage is just the beginning. Other recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna.