Best Things to Do in the Bay Area This November

Best Things to Do in the Bay Area This November

November is full of exciting and festive events of all sorts. From the annual turkey trot to a festival for coffee aficionados. You sure don’t want to miss out on all the fun! Make this month an eventful one before the holiday season arrives. Here are the best things to do in the Bay Area this November. 

Featured photo courtesy of Downtown Ice in San Jose. 

San Francisco

The Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square, the San Francisco Coffee Festival, Glide Holiday Jam and more!
A woman and a child, both wearing animal-themed hats, are ice skating together at one of the best things to do in the Bay Area this November. The child is holding onto a penguin skate aid while the woman supports her from behind. Other skaters and a large decorated Christmas tree are visible in the background.
Photo courtesy of Union Square Ice Rink.

North Bay

Free National Parks Day, Bank of Marin turkey trot, Marin Arts & Crafts Show and plenty of family fun.
A large crowd of runners, many wearing green shirts, gather at the starting line of a race. The race official raises a hand, signaling the start. Trees and greenery surround the area, and a digital clock displays the time 25:59 in the background—one of the best things to do in Bay Area November.
Photo courtesy of Marin Turkey Trot.

South Bay

Downtown Ice, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade and more!
A vibrant stage scene with actors in colorful costumes performing a festive show. The central figure, dressed in a green fluffy outfit, stands in front of a decorated Christmas tree. The background features cheerful holiday decorations and the words "Merry Merry." One of the best things to do in the Bay Area this November!
Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

East Bay

Oakland Zoo’s Glowfari, Garden of D’Lights, Bulrusher and more fun events.
A nighttime scene at a lantern festival in the East Bay features luminous animal lanterns, including two large antelopes, one adult and one calf, with striking red antlers. In the background, two illuminated gorilla lanterns sit amongst glowing green leaves. One of the best things to do in the East Bay this January!
Photo courtesy of Oakland Zoo.

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