San Francisco Holiday Sights & Lights
The city by the bay puts its own lively spin on celebrating the holiday season.
Celebrate your Holiday Weekends, create beautiful memories.
Get ready for ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Halloween is one of the best excuses to hit the road for a weekend getaway, especially with so many spooky-themed attractions across the US. From haunted mansions and witch museums to lively carnivals and decadent feasts, here are five of the best cities to celebrate.
One of the largest LGBTQ2+ Pride celebrations in the world, Vancouver Pride is celebrated with events throughout the summer that culminate with Pride weekend in August. With Canada also celebrating its 150th birthday this year, and the city celebrating a three-day BC Day weekend, August 5-7, you can expect this year’s Pride weekend to be especially epic.
There’s nothing better than the twinkling lights and colorful displays of holiday decorations. Their mood-lifting jubilance is always a beloved sight to behold, and even more so when they’re done with extra creativity and skill as showcased in this special collection of Starwood properties across the country.
The holiday season is upon us, which means plenty of parties. At this busy time of year, calendars get filled with the tried-and-true staples of cocktail hours, dinner parties and holiday brunches. Why not try something distinctively different? Make 3 p.m. your new party time with these effortless-to-execute ideas. Treat your friends to thoroughly modern take on a classic tea party for a perfect Sunday afternoon. Or beat the afternoon lull and socialize over sweet treats with colleagues in a meeting room. We’re sharing our favorite ideas from our new Savor the Moment PAIRED Meeting Breaks to help you celebrate the season in deliciously unexpected ways.
Working for the holiday weekend? Spend it in Chicago, where the parks are aplenty and festivals hit every week. From Summer Solstice to New Year’s Eve, the Windy City’s never short of holiday happenings. Even better: Extend the trip a couple of days to take full advantage of the full Chicago experience.
Holidays are about honoring traditions. And what better place to do it than Boston, one of America’s oldest and most important cities? This year, head to Boston Harbor, Harvard Square or Boston Common, among other spots, for quintessentially American celebrations.
A toy, a sweater, a bauble, a tool… these things only last so long on our shelves and in our minds. But a vacation? Those are memories and experiences you’ll carry with you for a lifetime! Let Sheraton help you discover new places and ways to give to your loved ones this season, as we tend to be happier when sharing experiences as opposed to the exchange of more material things. From a mountain top or island beach, a shot of Southern hospitality or wine country panache, Sheraton has just the spot to swap your gift bags for carry-ons.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Hotels and resorts across the country are going all out with their holiday decorations. Stop by with the family for gingerbread cookies, Santa sightings, towering Christmas trees, stunning light displays and so much more.
Texas may not scream holiday like New York City, but with tree lighting ceremonies, ice skating, New Year’s celebrations and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season in the Texas Hill Country. Check out some of our favorites in San Antonio and Austin below.
Give yourself the gift of some time away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season at one of these exciting U.S. cities. No passports, and in some cases airlines, are even required to get you out of town this December.
San Francisco might not get snow, but it’s still full of winter wonder. This is especially true during the holidays when Christmas trees light up the city and quintessential events set the streets aglow with a style unique to the City by the Bay.
Seattle takes its winter holidays seriously. From an enormous decorated tree downtown to an impressive fireworks display at the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve, there’s plenty to keep the entire family entertained in the Emerald City even if the weather outside is frightful.
Chicago winters may be chilly, but things really heat up around the holidays. The Windy City doesn’t let a little cold weather keep it from celebrating the season with festivals, special performances and lots of gift-shopping opportunities, from the Mag Mile to a European-style Christmas market. Bundle up, come out and play.
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