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5 THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS EVERY FAMILY SHOULD DO IN THE BAY AREA

But while it’s widely observed, everyone has their own special way of celebrating this special day.

Traditions are a big part of the Thanksgiving holiday, and every American family has their own way of celebrating. It’s fascinating to know the many unique traditions dutifully observed each year. If you’re not a stickler for tradition though, here are some fun ideas you might want to start doing this year and the following years after.


1. COOK WITH YOUR LOVED ONES

Plan your Thanksgiving menu ahead and shop for ingredients with your loved ones. Doing this not only eases the load but also adds fun to the process.


2. WATCH MACY’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING

It wouldn't be a Thanksgiving Day in San Francisco unless you spend some time on your feet watching and cheering the amazing Macy’s Annual Tree Lighting event in Union Square. For the best viewing location, stop by Union Square early to stake out your spot. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate or coffee and some blankets to keep you and your loved ones warm. Click here for more details about the event.


3. JOIN ANNUAL VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Thanksgiving is the ideal occasion for volunteerism. Give something back to those in need by joining some of the annual beneficial events in the Bay Area.


4. TURKEY TROT

Kick off Thanksgiving Day with an invigorating fun run with San Francisco’s annual Turkey Trot at Golden Gate Park! Join family, friends and your community for a quick run, jog or walk along the Embarcadero and under the Bay Bridge. For more information, click on the link below.

Turkey Trot
China Basin Park
3rd St. and Terry A. Francois Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94158
www.runthanksgivingday.com



5. RELAX WITH HORNBLOWER CRUISES

If you want to put a new spin on you Thanksgiving celebration, sail around the Bay with HornBlower Cruises and enjoy gentle bay breezes, glittering waves, and the dramatic San Francisco skyline. The cruise will be offering Thanksgiving dinner and buffet this Thanksgiving. Click here for more details.


In November, the cool weather fills the air in the Bay Area, making San Francisco one of the most picturesque cities to visit over the Thanksgiving weekend. Come over to our beautiful city and enjoy a less expensive and less crowded Thanksgiving getaway. Need a place to stay? Book with us here or give us a ring (650) 355-9999.

Enjoy Thanksgiving!