How do you top the gravy-soaked, elastic waistbanded glory otherwise known as Thanksgiving?
You may not quite be able to beat it, but here are some great follow-up ideas for your long holiday weekend.
Walk off the Mashed Potatoes
When: Thursday morning through Sunday afternoon; various times
Where: All over San Francisco
Why: If you slept through your Turkey Trot alarm, never fear – there are 50(!) different walking tours you can take from Friday through Sunday in San Francisco. And they’re free. Anything you’ve ever wanted to know, and didn’t know you wanted to know, is on the table here – Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco, a stroll through the Japanese Tea Gardens, and Gold Rush debrief included. // Get all the times and tour details here.
Buy Itty Bitty Cute Custom Things
When: 12 p.m.—6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.—5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Pier 35, Embarcadero, San Francisco
Why: The 5th annual Etsy Team Indie Holiday Emporium is back in San Francisco. Support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as you browse. There will be snacks and crafts – ‘nuff said. // Free event.
Reenact Murder on the Orient Express
When: 7 p.m.—10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedry Drive, San Francisco
Why: Let the Conservatory of Flowers lull you into a deep into a 19th-century murder mystery while you drink wine and eat cheese (cause it’s included in your ticket price). This murder mystery night is the perfect holiday thriller-slash-conversation piece. If you can’t make it on Saturday, there’s another event in December. // Tickets here.
Be a Trap Queen and a Nap Queen
When: 12 p.m.—1 p.m. on Saturday
Where: Town Fitness, 130 East 12th Street, Oakland
Why: Savasana, meet trap. It’s Vinyasa style yoga experience which includes a carefully curated mix of the latest rap music with heavy bass, hypnotic rhythmic beats and rachet affirmations. Sounds good to us. // Tickets here.