Food is an integral part of any celebration, and Thanksgiving in San Francisco is no exception. Eschew cooking and head to some of SF's best restaurants to enjoy a multi-course Thanksgiving meal that might not be traditional but sure will be delicious. It's always advisable to book in advance at this time of year to make sure you secure a seat at your favorite eaterie.
Tuck into classics such as stuffed turkey or choose a delicious alternative like mushroom risotto off their diverse menu. The head chef, Mark Dommen, is known for embracing sustainable practices and supporting local charity projects – if you needed more reason to visit!
This classic American brasserie serves classic staples with a local, Californian twist. The herb crusted beef and roast salmon are favorites and the cocktail list and lively atmosphere are conducive to a fantastic night celebrating Thanksgiving. Don't forget to try the exquisite pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.
This charming waterside restaurant has been serving delicious dishes for over 100 years and their Thanksgiving menu doesn't disappoint. The alternative menu includes delights such as Kobe beef short ribs and a sublime seafood linguine along with a classic roast turkey with all the trimmings.
Shopping has become an integral part of the Thanksgiving experience – especially around Black Friday – and the collection of stores in San Francisco doesn't disappoint. Explore the big brands at the impressive Westfield mall or pick up a one-of-a-kind gift at Pier 39 when you book San Francisco hotels for Thanksgiving.
This popular downtown area is the perfect location to pick up a Thanksgiving bargain. There's an excellent mix of luxury and high street brands and it's close to all the action in San Francisco over the holidays. As well as Macy's, popular brands such as Nike, Apple, and Gucci are all conveniently located here for your shopping pleasure.
Pier 39 is an icon of San Francisco and the perfect shopping location if you want to buy something a little less commercial. The pier boasts two levels of smaller stores such as the Sunglass Hut and the Gadgetronics. The charming atmosphere is great for families and makes for a fantastic Thanksgiving experience.
Located on Market Street, this huge mall offers keen shoppers five floors of stores where you can exercise your credit card as much as you desire. It's a fantastic one-stop location for all your favorite brands selling everything from clothes and accessories, to electronics and homeware.
As one of America's largest cities, San Francisco is packed with world-class attractions and Thanksgiving activities. Many of the sites, such as the city's Botanical Gardens, are free of charge over the holidays and there are numerous parades and festivals across the city for you to also enjoy.
Each year the Botanical Garden in San Francisco opens its doors to the public for free. With over 8,500 species of plants to explore over 55 acres, there's plenty to see when you book nearby San Francisco hotels for Thanksgiving.
This annual parade includes a wealth of live entertainment and activities for children – the perfect Thanksgiving family event. Santa and a range of other characters will feature in the parade and light the official holiday tree.
The local indigenous population gathers on Alcatraz Island to celebrate the Indians of All Tribes event which occurred between 1969 and 1971. It's a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about the nuances of this holiday in a fun, informative, and hands-on way.