There is so much to see in San Francisco, but maybe you’ve only
got one day there this holiday season as you head off to other parts of
California to see friends and family. And with just one day, you want to make
the most of it. So what are this season’s must-see’s worth selfies and
Instagraming? Book your cheap flights to San Francisco, and get ready for a
colorful , tasty, fun day around town.
One of the best spots for breakfast in San Francisco can be
found at the beautiful Washington Square.
Expect crowds at Mama’s on Stockton
Street and Filbert, for the joint is a top favorite among locals as well as
tourists. Try the Dungeness crab omelette (with avocado, of course; this is
California, after all), or North Beach Eggs Benedict or Kugelhopf French toast,
which is house-baked brioche bread filled with golden raisins, cinnamon, dates,
and almonds. One meal there, and you’ll
quickly realize why Mama’s rarely has an empty table.
Surrounded by Union Square’s palm trees is a giant
evergreen adorned with thousands of lights. Union Square takes on a life of
its own during the holiday season, with a massive Christmas tree, a skating
rink, and enough holiday cheer to soften any Scrooge. The Cheesecake Factory
restaurant at the top of Macy’s overlooks Union Square and offers outdoor
dining with heat lamps, giving you the best view of the tree and rink from
above. Shopping abounds in Union Square, so if you haven’t had a chance to get
gifts, now is the time.
Off of the ever-popular Fisherman’s Wharf, enjoy the Lights and Sights Boat Parade
which kicks off tonight, December 13, and the illuminated boats remain on the
bay through the month. More than 60 boats from community yacht clubs
participate. Pier 39 Ghiradelli Square,
buy a couple of crab-shaped hot buns from Boudin
Bakery, warm up and just relax by the water watching the
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