December in the Bay Area is a bundle of joy with fewer crowds, stunning light displays, and fantastic live performances. Explore the best of San Francisco as it turns into a wonderland of winter fun, offering unique things to do, from exploring the iconic Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in fog to delicious eats at Fisherman's Wharf and spectacular Broadway shows at The Curran. Read on for a deeper look at our personal top things to do this season.
Golden Gate Winter Views
Winter transforms the Golden Gate Bridge into a mystical scene with iconic views. The fog often hugs the bridge, creating a picturesque view photographers and romantics alike will adore. Whether capturing the moment or simply taking in the view, the Golden Gate in winter is a must-see.
Fisherman's Wharf Seafood Treats
Savor some of the best seafood in the world at Fisherman's Wharf, a Bay Area staple. Indulge in clam chowder served in sourdough bread bowls, fresh Dungeness crab, and more, all while enjoying seasonal delicacies. With festive lights and a friendly atmosphere, it's the perfect place to bask in the sun or discover unique shops and street performers.
Theater Magic at The Curran
Catch a Broadway hit or a unique theatrical performance at the Curran Theatre, hosting vibrant shows during the winter season. From dramatic plays to cheerful musicals, the theater offers a warm escape into the world of performance art for theater enthusiasts and families alike.
New Year's Eve Fireworks Fiestas
Ring in the New Year with a spectacular celebration in the Bay Area. The San Francisco skyline lights up with dazzling fireworks at the best viewing spots, including the Embarcadero. Join the locals and visitors in welcoming the new year with live music, delectable food, and exciting celebrations throughout the city.
Ice Skating Fun at Union Square
Glide into the holiday spirit at Union Square, a hub of winter excitement with its outdoor ice rink. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced skater, the rink offers everyone a fun and festive experience to enjoy the winter season in the heart of San Francisco.
A Winter Retreat at Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Winter in the Bay Area offers a unique mix of picturesque views, culinary delights, and fun activities. Hotel Nikko puts you close to the best of the top things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area and Union Square. Unwind in our Japanese-inspired, luxurious rooms
and suites after your fun day out. Check out our special offers