Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you are anywhere near San Francisco, whether you’ve recently purchased one of the new homes in the Bay Area or are visiting family, you can’t beat the holiday celebrations by the bay. Here’s a list of some of the areas traditional favorites that you can enjoy.
1. San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure
The Blue and Gold Fleet offers 60-minute bay tours, leaving from Fisherman’s wharf, that let you see the San Francisco skyline from the waves. Sit back, take in the scent of salt water, and listen to the narration of San Francisco history and landmarks.
2. The Whole Shebang Walking Tour
This fun, history filled walking tour will give you an opportunity to walk off all those extra pieces of pumpkin pie. From Nob Hill to Chinatown and North Beach you’ll see some of San Francisco’s most iconic areas.
3. Sunset Segway Tour
What if you want to take in the sites but you’re not sure you’ll be up to a long walk? No problem, just take the Sunset Segway Tour? You’ll cruise along on your Segway, taking in the views and enjoying the breeze off the bay.
4. San Francisco Turkey Trot
This Thanksgiving Day tradition is a great way to start off your holiday and earn your calories. Race capacity has already been reached for 2016, but you can come out and cheer on the runners along the course.
5. Thanksgiving Day 5K
This 5K is a great way to not only earn your calories, but guarantee that everyone has a meal on their holiday table. The entrance fee is $20 and proceeds go to benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank.
6. Pier 39 Christmas Tree
The Pier 39 tree lighting ceremony will be held on November 19th this year so on Thanksgiving evening you’ll be able to take your family out to see the lights. Individual stores may or may not be open on Thanksgiving Day, but you’ll be able to enjoy the lights and take in the brisk smell of the ocean.