Best First Date

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

For those baffled by the notion of the perfect first date, look no further than the Museum of Modern Art. Not as expensive or as much of a commitment as a dinner out, nor as impersonal as a movie, a trip to the MOMA can teach you a lot about a person as you whisper your way through the works of Richard Diebenkorn, Willem de Kooning, and Diego Rivera. If the vibe is right, romance can be as simple as settling in on a bench seat or sharing lemonade at Caffe Museo. But even the worst-case scenario isn't that bad; if your date's a dud you can always entertain yourself looking up the skirts of women crossing the fifth-floor bridge. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for students over 12 with ID. Not ready to make a financial investment? Show up on Thursday after 6 p.m. when it's half price or the first Tuesday of the month when everyone gets in free.

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