Looking for the coolest things to do in San Francisco in January? We’ve got you covered. One of the most beloved cities in the world, the city by the bay offers an incredible New Year’s fireworks show attracting people from all over the bay area and beyond. However, once the celebrations wane, there is still plenty to do.
We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in San Francisco including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in San Francisco, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay. Take a peek below and join in on all the fun!
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Honor the civil rights leader with the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation. January 15 will see a march from the SF Caltrain station to the Yerba Buena Gardens, where a music festival will follow. Register ahead to get free transit to and from the parade; Caltrain, Muni and Golden Gate Ferry are servicing the event. A week of celebration precedes the holiday, including spiritual services, a cosplay soirée and a panel on AI.
More info: norcalmlkfoundation.org
Jordan Klepper at Cobb's Comedy Club
With two shows per night across three days, you have six chances to see Daily Show alum Jordan Klepper at Cobb’s Comedy Club. Known for his television journalism and “Man on the Street” style of interviews, Klepper’s searing comedy gets to the heart of our political moment.
More info: cobbscomedy.com
Union Square Ice Rink
Now through January 16
Looking for a cute date idea? How about a nice holiday skate in Union Square’s annual Holiday Ice Rink? Put on your pair (or rental pair) of skates and glide across the fresh ice with your date. After that, you two can warm up with some hot cocoa at Union Square Coffee, then explore the rest of the downtown area.
More info: unionsquareicerink.com
BroadwaySF Presents The Wiz
January 16–February 11
Bay Area Brew Fest
The Bay Area Brew Festival returns from a three year hiatus, featuring over 50 breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, dj, and much more! Admission is available for one of two sessions, with options of general admission, early admission and VIP admission.
More info: bayareabrewfestival.com