With march passing by so quickly, it’s almost mid of the year, and with that, people start planning for their Christmas breaks. To make your ‘Happy Holidays’ special, this year, try visiting and spending some time in San Franciso. Sure, San Francisco does not ring the bell when you think about spending your Christmas with the family. The destination is indeed a unique one, but it can be a once in a lifetime experience if reached at the right time.
The weather in San Francisco during winter the Christmas eve is something between appreciable. It still rains, but you will get approximately 9.5 hours of daylight, which is enough for anyone to enjoy. San Francisco also hosts an excellent nightlife.
San Francisco has everything from excellent ferry building views to Alcatraz and Segway tour. Their seafood at fisherman’s wharf is to die for and heaven for foodies. The golden gate and all the modern art places is a must go for once at least.
Before we dive into the matter of ‘what places to visit while touring in San Francisco’, here are a few reasons why you should visit San Francisco.
If you’re a pocket-friendly traveller, someone who likes to explore new things but also wants to stay in his budget, San Francisco is your place. Not that it will be super cheap, but what gets in mind when you think about travelling abroad. Especially to the states is all the high-end expenses you’ll have to bear. However, Sa Francisco is much cheaper than you think and could be counted as one of the most budget-friendly places in America.
Broadways, Live Performances, and What Not!
If you’re a fan of modern arts and award-winning theatres or broadway shows, San Francisco is the city for you! You can spend your evening watching a beautiful opera or Broadway show at the golden gate theatre. Curran is also the home for modern and performance arts.
Lesser Crowd – More Fun
December is not that crowded in San Francisco. Mostly the peak time for tourism would have been passed a while ago, making it the golden period to explore. Why? Despite getting everything on half-price, the crowd will be much lesser than ever, and it will let you enjoy the sightseeing to the fullest. You can go for cable car rides at leisure or have food from the street stalls.
New Years Eve
New years in San Francisco is a lot happening than you think. You can have a full view of fireworks from the ferry building and can celebrate all kinds of festivities with maximum fun and laughter. It will be a memorable experience for you and your family.
Ice-Skating – Enough Said!
If you’re still on hold and wondering whether or not book a flight for it, here is the last nail for the hook. San Francisco offers a wide range of in-doors and out-doors ice-skating experience. The must-to-go ones are the ‘union square’ and ‘Embarcadero’. Ice-skating is something everyone enjoys, and planning a day of snowful happiness during your vacation time is a must to do.
Now that we have your firm on the decision to visit San Francisco this Christmas. We will not let you roam around the city of cluelessly. Here are a few places to explore during your time on vacation.
You can ask about them to your tour guide at your convenience and could plan accordingly. The guide will only mention the name and attraction related to it. Any further information about the current situation has to be provided by your tour company.
Alcatraz is an old prison city. The town was a former prison in earlier times and now posses a tremendous historical value. Many tour company offers Alcatraz and Segway tour as part of their plan, mainly because this will experience that’ll take back in time. Alcatraz requires a ferry trip down to erstwhile military prison. You can enjoy the view with the audio tour that is designed to be self-guided. You can check out the view from the yard, and the bridge looks breath-taking from there.
Museums of San Francisco
The famous Madame Tussauds museum is something everyone is familiar with. And also something everyone wants to go for fun and..selfies ( no shame in that). But apart from this San Francisco also homes very large and rich in history museums like Disney museum, California academy for sciences, San Francisco Museum of modern arts, and even the aquarium by the Bay. All of these enormously famous museums provide an experience of their own. The best part of this is that each museum offers an adventure of their own.
Japanese Tea Garden
This is a highly-visit area for tour purposes. People tend to feel a breath of relaxation and fresh air around here. The garden is beautifully designed with pretty cherry blossoms ( famously found in japan) and other native flowers. You can go there with your family to enjoy the fragrance of the flowers and the breezes of air. Along with the sips of sweet Japanese tea. The garden is amidst the golden gate park and serves the purpose of oasis-like tranquillity.
Muir Woods National Monument
The landscape is full of iconic redwood trees. Famously found in San Francisco. It is only 16 miles away from the main city. But to visit it for at least once is a must. It will leave you awestruck with its beauty and have the potential to become the highlight of your trip. It is also one of the national monument and believe it or not, the forest-looking mir woods is something you do not want to miss.
Want to have an authentic Chinese experience? Well, this trip has got your back in all cases. The china town of San Francisco is consist of 24 blocks. You can pay a visit to the ancient and oldest Chinese temple and pray for your luck. If you’ve always been a curious type and want to know what goes into making the fortune cookies, you have a look inside the making of them.