A Guide to Celebrating NYE in San Francisco

December 22, 2021

2022 is right around the corner. Unsure of how to celebrate? Whether you like to go big for the holidays or prefer a low-key evening, San Francisco offers plenty of ways to ring in the new year – see below.  

Watch the Fireworks Over the Bay 

Every year, San Francisco boasts an extravagant firework display over the waterfront between the Ferry Building and the San Francisco Bay Bridge. After all, what better way to ring in 2022 than by watching fireworks with your loved ones? This event is one of the most widely attended celebrations in the Bay Area, attracting 200,000 spectators annually. This year’s show kicks off at 11:59 p.m.

Catch a NYE Cruise

Grab your friends and embark on a cruise of the San Francisco Bay to ring in 2022. With plenty of cruise and sailing options to choose from in San Francisco–including formal celebrations to 21+ party boats–you’re sure to find an adventure that suits you perfectly.

Dine at Cafe Boho 

Those looking for a more lowkey celebration might consider dining at one of San Francisco’s many top-notch restaurants, such as Cafe Boho. Located just three miles from The Harrison, Cafe Boho is known for its exquisite cuisine and vibrant atmosphere. This year, they’re offering a NYE special consisting of a 4-course dinner and a glass of champagne. Guests can choose from two seatings (6 p.m. at $80 and 9 p.m. at $115) or the option to go for just champagne, caviar, and oyster service for two ($190).

Grab a Drink at The Alchemist Bar and Lounge

Raise a glass at The Alchemist Bar and Lounge. The bar is set in a spacious and whimsical steampunk hideaway and is considered one of the city’s top cocktail lounges. Set less than a mile from The Harrison, this swanky bar is a great option for those who want to stay close to home. Don’t wait to grab tickets for the NYE celebration, where the night will consist of music, dancing, and expertly crafted cocktails.  

Set Up a Picnic  

Plan for a relaxed New Year’s Eve picnic at Dolores Park. Sunset is an especially beautiful time to kick back and take in the sweeping views of the city. 24th Street Cheese Company, located just over half a mile from the park, is a great spot to stock up on your cheese and charcuterie picnic supplies.

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