While your friends are traveling home to a Thanksgiving feast provided by mom and dad, you're here in the Bay figuring out how to celebrate your long weekend. For those of us who aren't ones to baste our own turkey, we've rounded up 5 unique ways to spend Thanksgiving weekend in San Francisco.
Give Back: There's no better way to show gratitude on than to give back yourself. Here are some of our favorite opportunities to spread the holiday spirit around the city:
If you can't make it to one of these events, you can still make a difference by stopping by our Lyft Driver Hub and donating to our food and toy drive.
Let Others Cook For You: Want a Thanksgiving feast without the hours of preparation? The SF food scene is the perfect niche for you. For the whole turkey shebang, reserve seats at places such as 1300 on Fillmore, House of Prime Rib, or Hornblower's Thanksgiving Day cruise. For a full list of some of the city's best spots this Thursday, check out Eater SF's list of recommendations.
Eat with Strangers: If you're looking for more of a "home-cooked" vibe, then look no further than the Orphan Thanksgiving Picnic Potluck in Golden Gate Park. This is your opportunity to enjoy a diverse holiday menu, get some fresh air, and make new friends.
Experience Cirque Du Soleil: Take a step out of San Francisco and under the Big Top. Experience Cirque Du Soliel's LUZIA, a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich and vibrant culture of Mexico. Cirque's show has taken the Bay Area by storm and offers a great outlet for a few hours of escapism.
For 20% off 2 Lyft rides to or from the Big Top, use code LUZIASF!
Start Celebrating Christmas: San Francisco wastes no time celebrating the holiday next in line. Join the annual tree lighting on Friday, November 25th in Union Square. Macy's most famous San Francisco ever green will be lit with 3300 lights and 1100 ornaments around 6:40PM. Get there a little earlier for holiday shopping, caroling, and, of course, QT with Santa.
Happy Thanksgiving, San Francisco!
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