How to Tackle Your New Year's Resolutions in San Francisco
A new year means a new start, and resolutions will be on everyone's minds. No matter what goal you're setting, 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.
Be More Creative
There's no better place to find your muse than San Francisco. The city's storied music history lives on in festivals that attract today's top performers and legends alike, as well as in the very venues themselves. San Francisco's performing arts shine with bold new works and adored classics. The city's strong literary tradition will help you get words onto the page, and our must-see museums offer seemingly endless collections of artifacts from across the span of history. You can even create some art yourself at places like 3 Fish Studios.
Expand Your Palette
If you want to be more adventurous with what you put on your plate, San Francisco is the place for you. Now home to more three-star Michelin restaurants than any other city in the western hemisphere, San Francisco is a culinary paradise. You'll find everything from classic Mission-style burritos to trendsetting cruffins. San Francisco's chefs shatter expectations with their bold creations, whether that be an Impossible Burger or olive oil ice cream. You can even learn how these outrageous dishes are made when dining at places like Lazy Bear. 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.
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. You can run them on your own or as part of Bay to Breakers or the San Francisco Marathon. And don't forget about Oracle Park's signature running event, The San Francisco Giant Race. 2019 marks its 10th anniversary, so expect extra fun this year while burning calories. Visiting San Francisco's highest points, Twin Peaks and Mt. Davidson, makes for a brisk hike—but the views are so worth it. You can explore San Francisco by bicycle and by kayak. 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. You can even explore five gorgeous national parks in as many days with a new offering from Extranomical Tours.
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 the top of Coit Tower—or, better yet, take a hot air balloon ride in Napa. Uncomfortable on the water? We have so many delightful bay cruises available that you'll quickly get your sea legs. Not a fan of animals? You will be after a visit to the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens.
Believe it or not, San Francisco is the perfect place to learn how to stretch your budget. The city is full of free events; even our fantastic museums offer admission-free days. 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!