How to Tackle Your New Year's Resolutions in San Francisco
Just like you, we're glad 2020 is in the rearview mirror. 2021 means a new start, and resolutions will be on everyone's minds.
Maybe you're looking back at the hours spent on the couch in front of the TV or at the surprising number of new sweatpants you seem to have acquired, and you're thinking to yourself, "It's time for a change."
If so, good for you! We're right there with you. No matter what goal you're setting for the new year, you can achieve it in San Francisco. Here are our suggestions for tackling five of the most common New Year's resolutions in the City by the Bay.
Get in Shape
San Francisco enjoys mild weather year-round, and with so much green space in the city and its neighboring destinations, there's no excuse not to get outside and flex your muscles. Golden Gate Park is full of trails. Visiting San Francisco's highest points, Twin Peaks and Mt. Davidson, makes for a brisk hike—but the views are so worth it. Feeling competitive? Start training for the San Francisco Marathon (July), Bay to Breakers (August) or any one of the San Francisco Giants' monthly 2021Run challenges.
You can explore San Francisco by bicycle, by kayak, or by motorcycle. You can even walk San Francisco's famous 49 Mile Drive. Similar opportunities await you beyond the bridge, from the forest trails of Muir Woods to the pristine mountain lakes in Shasta Cascade and Tahoe.
Expand Your Palette
If you want to be more adventurous with what you put on your plate, San Francisco is the place for you. You'll find everything from classic Mission-style burritos to trendy afternoon chocolate tea. San Francisco's chefs shatter expectations with their bold creations, whether that be an Impossible Burger or olive oil ice cream.
And while we're on the subject of your palette, there's no better place to broaden your wine horizons than San Francisco. Between the urban wineries at your doorstep and the gorgeous vineyards just an hour north in Napa and Sonoma, there's no excuse for you not to become the resident sommelier of your circle.
Even while indoor and outdoor dining remains limited, you can experience these incredible flavors by taking advantage of take-out, delivery, or curbside pick-up.
Read More Books
San Francisco is home to some of the most popular contemporary authors, as well as the inspiration for a number of legendary works. Be part of our strong literary tradition by picking up a few new books this year. You can shop in person or online at some of our beloved independent bookshops, including the historic City Lights Bookstore in North Beach.
Face Your Fears
In San Francisco, you can conquer some of your biggest fears in fun and creative ways. Afraid of heights? Scale the steps to some of San Francisco's highest points. Uncomfortable on the water? We have so many delightful bay cruises that you'll quickly get your sea legs (pending COVID-19 restrictions). Not a fan of animals? You will be after a visit to PIER39 to observe the boisterous sea lions who call it home.
Believe it or not, San Francisco is the perfect place to learn how to stretch your budget. The city is full of free events. You can also save money and still experience the best the city has to offer by buying bundled attraction passes. Of course, the easiest way to save money on your visit to San Francisco is to book early—so get started by finding your hotel room now!