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Ultimate Winter Bucket List

Ultimate Winter Bucket List

Can you believe it’s that time of year again?? Time for the hustle and bustle of the holidays! There are tons of things you can do in the San Francisco Peninsula this time of year. Check out our Ultimate Winter Bucket List!


How many can you cross off the list?



Winter Bucket List

  • Go ice skating

  • Look for Holiday Lights

  • Road trip to the snow

  • Check out the human-sized Gingerbread House in the Fairmont (San Francisco)

  • Watch a holiday movie

  • Do a puzzle

  • Play a game

  • Make s’mores

  • Drink something warm

  • Take a bath

  • Coffee Date with a friend

  • Cuddle by the fire

  • Try a new recipe

  • Read a book

  • Take a cooking class

  • Wear matching pajamas with your significant other

  • Set goals for next year

  • Donate old clothes or toy

  • Bake

  • Send a holiday card

  • Wear slippers all day

  • Volunteer 

  • Decorate the house

Winter Activities for Families

Some winter activities for families we want to highlight:

Ice Skating: What a great activity to do with the family. Bundle up, maybe grab some hot chocolate and hit the ice! Some places to ice skate on the San Francisco Peninsula:

  • San Francisco Union Square

  • San Francisco Embarcadero Center

  • San Mateo Park

  • Walnut Creek on Ice

  • Santa Cruz Boardwalk Holiday Ice


Road Trip to the Snow: Lake Tahoe is Only 4 hours away from the San Francisco Peninsula! Right now, it’s starting to get that winter chill in preparation for the snowboarding and skiing season.


Human-sized Gingerbread House: Did you know that the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco has a human-sized gingerbread house during the holidays? You’re hit with that sweet, cinnamon smell right when you walk through the doors! This is a perfect place for holiday pictures as they also have a giant tree with tons of decorations.


Look at the Holiday Lights: Eucalyptus Street in San Carlos has a big block of ALL out holiday lights that are gorgeous! Drive through or park and walk!


Winter Activities for Couples

Some winter activities for couples we want to highlight:


Make S’mores: S’mores are a simple and DELICIOUS treat! You can roast your marshmallows over a bonfire, a firepit or even your BBQ. No fire? No problem. Try out this S’more Cookie Recipe. -- link: https://www.recipesinstant.com/2019/08/smores-cookie-cups.html 


Take a Cooking Class: Did you know you can take cooking classes at Sur La Table? Some locations in the San Francisco that offer classes:

Union Street, San Francisco

El Camino Real, Palo Alto

University Ave, Los Gatos


Set Goals for Next Year: “A dream without a goal is just a wish. A goal without a plan is just a dream.” What did you accomplish this year? What more do you want to accomplish next year? Sit down and write these goals down with your significant other! When you write your goals down, it’s more likely to happen. When you do it together, you hold each other accountable.



Winter Events Near Me

Some other winter events on the San Francisco Peninsula we want to highlight:


Go to a sporting event: The 49ers and Warriors are playing! Go check them out and root for our teams!


49er Schedule - https://www.49ers.com/schedule/

Warriors Schedule - https://www.nba.com/warriors/schedule


SF Ballet Nutcracker: Happens every year in December


Chinese New Year Festival and Parade in San Francisco: This usually takes place in February to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese New Year!


California’s Great America Winterfest: This theme part gets decked out for the winter and holiday season!


What other things do you like to do during the winter in the San Francisco Bay Area?

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