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San Francisco for the Holidays


When you think about traveling to San Francisco, you probably imagine the classic sights; the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Haight Ashbury. But what about when you are looking to head there for the Holidays? In that case, you’ll want your vacation to be special and personalized – and here’s how to do that if you are a foodie, an outdoor enthusiast, or looking for a romantic holiday getaway.




For Outdoor Enthusiasts

From December to January, San Francisco’s average temperature is a mild 57 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it an ideal place to spend some time outdoors during holidays without ever having to shovel out your driveway. It’s still cold enough to feel like winter, but warm enough to walk around and visit the city without freezing.

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For Outdoor Enthusiasts

From December to January, San Francisco’s average temperature is a mild 57 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it an ideal place to spend some time outdoors during holidays without ever having to shovel out your driveway. It’s still cold enough to feel like winter, but warm enough to walk around and visit the city without freezing.

It’s also a great temperature to get out on a fishing charter or a whale-watching trip – but if boating isn’t your style, try a leisurely bike ride around San Francisco. This will enable you to learn about the city whilst getting your exercise (Try biking across the Golden Gate Bridge for some amazing views or on Valencia street to check out shopping, food, and local action).

For Those So In Love

The holidays are a great time to relax and enjoy some quality time with that special someone. Inject a little romance by taking a leisurely sunset sail to see both the bridge and the city from a new perspective while enjoying a few cocktails. If you are going to be in San Francisco around New Years, a sunset sail is also a fantastic way to view the fireworks and have some quality conversation without having to stand in any crowds. Plus, you’ll have a spectacular view with no trees, buildings, or people in your way.

Back on land, you should know that San Francisco also prides itself on its Christmas decorations, so link arms and stroll down the sidewalk to check out the storefront decorations. We guarantee that it’s the fastest way to get that warm, fuzzy, holiday feeling with someone you love!

For the foodie

Tis the season for a little over-indulgence, and you’re in the right city for it! San Francisco has many neighborhoods notorious for their delectable foods, and we recommend eating your way through each of them. The Mission District and Chinatown are favorites because of their many unique and authentic ethnic eateries.

If you prefer, there are also many food tours that will make finding the foods and deciding which ones to try a little bit more manageable while also allowing you to gain some insight from your local guide. Keep in mind that if you are looking for a more romantic getaway that you can always get a private tour for just you and your special someone.

Let’s also not forget that California is known for great wine, so wine pairings are a great way to indulge a little over the holidays as well.

In the end, the holidays are about relaxing, spending time with the people you love, and doing what makes you happy. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, a pot of Romance, or culinary delight – keep San Francisco on your list this season!

Meredith writes for zerve.com. She loves horseback riding, paddle boarding, and doing anything where her dog, Jasper, can tag along.




 

  • Joseph Gilgoff

    Awesome article, thanks for the tips! I will have pulled up for my next SF visit…

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