San Francisco December 20, 2017
8 Reasons Why Christmas In San Francisco Is The Absolute Best
Do you have plans for Christmas? No worries because San Francisco has plenty of things to do. The 415 is always jam-packed with cultural, natural, and savory activities. Check out these things to see and do in the city on Christmas day.
1. Check out the Sugar & Enchanted Castle
The Westin St. Francis in downtown San Francisco will be a fun spot to check out. The Sugar Castle & Enchanted Castle are two castle of sweets built each year. The hotel also has a pop up sweet shop with holiday treats to take home.
Address: 335 Powell Street San Francisco, 94102
2. Enjoy the Union Square Ice Rink
The ice rink is open 10:00 am - 11:30 pm the rest of the year, including Christmas day. Visit the ice rink and enjoy Union Square as well.
Address: 333 Post St, San Francisco, 94102
3. See the iconic bay
See the Bay on Christmas day! Depending on the Bay cruise, you can sail from Fisherman’s Wharf past the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, North Beach, Aquatic Park, and much more.
Address: Golden Gate Bay Cruise, Pier 43 1/2, at Taylor Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco
4. Go around the city for Illuminate SF
The urban lights festival offers 38 eco-friendly displays around San Francisco's 49 square miles. For example, you can check out the six permanent light installations at SFO if you are traveling. Check out
Illuminate SF Festival of Lights Site
5. Eat a celebratory Christmas dinner
There are many restaurants serving Christmas dinner that serve French, Italian, and of course American food. Bluestem offers a holiday dinner on Christmas day. Call 415-547-1111 for more information.
Address: 1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, 94103
6. Explore the Embarcadero and Ferry Building
Why? You'll have more than expected Christmas spirit here. Go ice skating in San Francisco. You can ice skate near the waterfront on Christmas Day at The Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center. Enjoy the holiday cheer and serenity for once in the 415.
Address: Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, 94111
7. Wander the SF Zoo
The holidays can be full of adventure, so why not go to the zoo on Christmas day. The SF Zoo is open 365 days a year, including Christmas from 10am – 4pm. Avoid the lines and get some cool pictures!
Address: 1 Zoo Rd, San Francisco, 94132
8. Take advantage of free admission at the Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is open and FREE on Christmas day. The gardens are beautiful any time of the year, so take advantage of the free admission and avoid the crowds.
Address: Martin Luther King Jr Dr, San Francisco
What do you think of these things? Let us know. Share your opinions. If you’re into holiday sweets then check out
This Holiday Chocolate Tour In San Francisco.