The Marina Date Walk - Taking the Work Out of the Date

San Francisco, CA

  • If you can't make up your mind, you can't go wrong with two!
  • A look at the Presidio Starbucks patio from the outside.
  • The Presidio Starbucks outdoor patio.
  • The bottom of the stairway for the Lyon Steps.
  • The view from the Lyon Steps (about half way up).
  • One of the crookedest streets in San Francisco (Broderick & Broadway).
  • Next to one of the crookedest streets is one of the steepest sidewalks (38% grade)!
  • A look at the outdoor patio of Smitten.
  • Smitten's flavors are always rotating, but here's a look to get an idea.
  • A look at the bar at The Dorian.
  • Portrait style wall decorations.

2 hours
1.8 mi
Guided by Corey


Planning a date can be a tall task, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m going to make it easy for you fellas. So, stop Yelping and Googling, just follow along, she’ll love it. Whether it’s the girl you keep flirting with on Bumble or your better half, this walk through the Marina will put a smile on her face & keep a few extra dollars in your pocket. On this stroll, you’ll wind your way from the manicured gardens of the Presidio, up the iconic Lyon Steps, & then down charming Chestnut St. for a delicious treat & a craft cocktail.

About Your Guide

Hi, I'm Corey. I like sporting bow ties, but I'd rather be wearing my backpack, getting lost in the winding alleys of a place I've never been, while eating a donut. San Francisco is my home, although I've lived in Paris, Austin, and Santa Barbara. I've traveled all around the world, my most recent trip was to Sri Lanka and the Maldives with my wife, Myriah. I like parentheses (most excellent for interjecting trivial thoughts), I played soccer in college (but, now I just yell at the TV while watching it), and will eat any street food I encounter (yes, that includes rotten things, bugs, the occasional snake heart, and of course . . . durian).

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Guide Points

  1. Starbucks in the Presidio

    If it’s a first date, this is a great spot to meet before your walk, you can grab a coffee and get acquainted. Otherwise, when it comes to …

  2. Lyon Street Steps

    Welcome to the 332 beautifully manicured Lyon Steps. You will be handsomely rewarded for every one of those steps because the panoramic vie…

  3. Billionaire’s Row

    The 2800 block of Broadway, locally referred to as Billionaire’s Row, is the most expensive block in the most expensive neighborhood in San…

  4. Smitten

    What started as a passion project, Robyn Sue Fisher - a lifelong ice cream addict, figured out how to build a liquid nitrogen ice cream mac…

  5. The Dorian

    Voted 2016’s Best New Restaurant in San Francisco by 7x7 Magazine, The Dorian is a cocktail bar not to be missed! From crafty libations to …

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    Feb 3, 2020

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