Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Day in San Francisco

Visitors to San Francisco during the holiday season often wonder what to do on Christmas Day. Many attractions are closed, but there's still much to do if you're not unwrapping presents with your family.

Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco's number 1 tourist attraction. The walkway is open from sunrise to sunset.

See Lombard Street, the "Crookedest Street in the World." Visitors flock to Lombard Street to see its gardens and curves. Don't forget that two blocks away is the steepest street in San Francisco - Filbert Street.

Explore Muir Woods, where you can see the Coastal Redwoods - the tallest trees in the world. The park is located about 40 minutes north of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Visit The Contemporary Jewish Museum, which not only is open on Christmas Day but does not charge admission. Current exhibits include "Houdini:  Art and Magic" and "Black Sabbath:  The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations." The museum will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Ride the cable cars. Travel over Nob Hill on America's first moving National Historic Landmark.

Eat. Many restaurants are open on Christmas Day, including a good number in Chinatown.

Take in a movie. Most movie theaters open around noon. If you are planning to go late in the afternoon or early in the evening, be prepared for crowds.

As you can see, there are a number of things to do on Christmas Day. So there's no need to spend the day in your hotel room.

One thing, you will not be able to do on Christmas, and New Year's, Day is take a tour with Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel.  We'll be closed on both December 25 and January 1 but will be open on all other days during the holiday season.

Happy Holidays from Rick at Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel.

1 comment:

Simran said...

I was there last Christamas, and i must say that it was one of the best experience of my life till date.