Waterbar, San Francisco

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One doesn’t have to search too hard to stumble across this renowned seafood eatery in the Embarcadero district. It’s about as close as you can get to the ocean without falling in, and they’ll do all the hard work of fishing for you. This leaves plenty of time to sit back, relax, and indulge in the varieties of prosecco offerings scattered across the menu. If sipping straight up isn’t quite your thing, there is a wide offering of cocktails containing the Italian libation for extra effervescence mixed with your favorite spirit. Come sail away in satisfaction.

Address: 399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105


Dolores Park

Dolores Park, San Francisco

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Now, this is a little less traditional than showing up to a wine bar and having a pricy glass poured at the ready. It might be BYOB, but that’s just part of the charm and the appeal. Mission Dolores Park is one of San Francisco’s most popular outdoor attractions with stunning views of the city, lush greenery, and picnic blankets decorating the nearly 16 acres of public domain. Pro tip: it might be easiest to pack your prosecco of choice in a thermos (or leave the bottle in a brown paper bag) just to be on the safe and environmentally friendly. After lounging under a palm tree with a cool glass and a full belly - the extra steps will have been more than worth it.

Address: Mission Dolores Park is bounded by Church, Dolores, 18th and 10th Streets.


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