Five Diamond Hotel
Scenes in and around Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco shown in photos include Chinatown, table
setting at Ritz's Parallel 37, Five Diamond room with views of Nob Hill & Coit
If you have to choose just one Ritz-Carlton for your Thanksgiving holiday escape, which will you choose? There are six locations in California--Half Moon Bay, Laguna Niguel, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Marina del Rey and San Francisco. Each Ritz has its selling points such as beaches, bays, mountains or vibrant cultural attractions & city life. For those who like old-fashioned holidays, visit Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. Why? Holiday Shopping!
After eating a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at the Ritz, launch the Christmas holiday with the spectacular, annual
Union Square Macy's Tree Lighting the next day, Friday, at 6 p.m.
Many Christmas shopping sales are geared to this special day.
Union Square Shopping is a mere three-to-four blocks from the hotel and the walk to the stores is filled with colorful fresh flower stands, Cable Cars along Powell Street, and crafts people selling wares curbside on Stockton Street between Post and Sutter.
Department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Macy's border the square lined with Emporio, Armani, Tiffany & Co., Vera Wang, Jimmy Choo, Bulgari, Uniqlo and Wilkes Bashford. Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom are a few blocks further. It makes for a great walk the day after Thanksgiving. Be sure to take your shopping list--most stores will wrap and ship!
Another attraction to put the
family, youngsters, kids and yourself in the mood for holiday festivities is
the Union Square Ice
Rink which opens annually in early November and stays open through