The following article is a guest post, courtesy of Catherine Nguyen
Happy June 25th! For some of you, today is any regular Tuesday, the notorious day-before-hump-day in the long work week. For others, it marks the halfway point in the year until Christmas Eve. While 6 months is a lot of time for the summer heat to get you down, and winter withdrawals to kick in, don’t fret! We got 3 great date ideas in SF for you to check out to celebrate a successful Christmas in the Summer, Aussie-style.
1. Summer Night Lights
Looking to take a romantic stroll down memory lane for overly-decorated homes with Christmas lights & Santa Clauses’? Look no further. Starting at dusk and going until 2 am, the San Francisco Bay Bridge will be lit with 25,000 white LED lights – a project called the Bay Lights. Catch the monumental light sculpture right before sunset with the app, Rise for accurate times on sunrise & sunset so you can get turned on by the Bay Lights when it turns on!
2. Decorating Sweets
Got a knack (or a sweet tooth) for decorating gingerbread houses? Channel your inner chef with a romantic, 3-day class on Pastry Fundamentals at SF Cooking School! Learn the science behind pastry making with chocolate-glazed eclairs, fruit turnovers, & Devil’s Food cupcakes – YUM. See what’s bakin’ on July 16-18 @ 6-10pm and reserve your spot now!
If you can’t wait that long, check out Sweetly Sentimental Treats at Black Jet Bakery in South Beach for immediate indulgence & a sweet deal! This bakery knows how to hit the spot, baking only single-serving goodies. With classic treats from organic, local ingredients, Black Jet makes only the best of the best.
Insider tip from our friends @ Sosh: check out the jam-filled turnovers (arguably better than Pop-Tarts) & Devil Dogs (definitely better than Hostess Cakes) pictured below:
3. In the Rink & On Wheels
Wish you could ice skate your new beau & casually hold hands because you’re “falling”? Why waste time waiting around for the Union Square ice skating rink to return, when you can roller skate with your Bagel every Tuesday night @ Inner Mission’s FunkyTown. Entry is $10 plus a few extra bucks to cover skate rentals — but beer & margaritas are on the house! They also have rental options to go outdoors so you can soak up the summer sun with your Bagel on weekends!
If you’re looking for something on wheels but more scenic than indoor roller skating, try tandem biking around the SF Marina, Golden Gate Park, and across the Golden Gate Bridge with SF Bicycle Rentals, electric biking (for the lazy) with Plugz, and even renting your bike from SF locals via SpinLister, a bike rental marketplace for individuals & bike renting shops!