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Downtown Holiday Photo Spots

Looking to jazz up your Instagram feed with some festive photo spots? We have a couple suggestions for a taste of a winter wonderland in downtown San Francisco! ☃️

Après-Ski Chalet at 1 Hotel San Francisco (Photo Courtesy: Andrew De Los Santos @andrewtourssf)

Après-Ski Chalet at 1 Hotel San Francisco — 8 Mission St

From December 2nd, 2023 to January 19th, 2024, 1 Hotel San Francisco is bringing the slopes to San Francisco with their après-ski inspired takeover of the Terrene patio. Enjoy seasonal bites and sips including a curated menu of effervescent cocktails featuring Fever-Tree, hot cocktails, and Cowgirl Creamery fondue served with Firebrand bread. Their covered and heated patio is decked out for the season in festive décor channeling a winter wonderland.

Giant Red Ornaments at 101 California St

Giant Red Ornaments — 101 California St

Have a ball with these life-sized giant red ornaments stacked out on 101 California St, which happens to be a newly renovated Public Open Space!

Merchants Exchange Building Tree and Cable Car

Merchants Exchange Tree — 465 California St

Nothing is more San Franciscan than a cable car! There's a lovely cable car photo opportunity with a gorgeous tree at the Merchants Exchange building, located at 465 California St.

555 California St Tree

555 California St Tree — 555 California St

555 California St is another Public Open Space that is shining bright with a giant tree with glittering lights for the holidays. After you snap your photos, you can warm up at The Vault Garden or The Vault Steakhouse.

Winter Wonderland at The Vault Garden

Winter Wonderland at The Vault Garden — 555 California St

From November 24th to December 31st, 2023, stop by The Vault Garden's annual holiday pop-up, Winter Wonderland at The Vault Garden for a festive photo session. Winter Wonderland includes seasonally-inspired, festival cocktails and menu favorites. Enjoy the unparalleled views of the 555 California Christmas tree!

Giant Star at Market Center — 555-575 Market St

Be the star of the season with this Giant Glittering Star located at Market Center, right between 555 Market St and 575 Market St.

Check out these snazzy Public Open Spaces in our district for a respite or explore our directory for a list of restaurants!