Twelve Things To Do On Christmas Day

Christmas Day is less than a week away. When you are done opening and assembling presents you will still find plenty of fun things to do. To honor the Twelve Days of Christmas; here are the top twelve picks my true love sent to me this December 25th.

On the first day of ChristmasWaterfall Hike, it's time to soak up the waterfalls.

On the second day of Christmas: Search for the mission bells of El Camino Real.

On the third day of Christmas: Visit the California Academy of Sciences, 'Tis the Season, San Francisco.

On the forth day of Christmas: Head to the San Francisco Zoo for a real wildlife adventure on Christmas Day.

On the fifth day of Christmas: Contemporary Jewish Museum is an admission-free, fun-for-all extravaganza! Explore the galleries, create art, and move and groove to live music β™« 

On the sixth day of Christmas: It's all a bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Escape to a unique, 55-acre urban oasis of extraordinary beauty within Golden Gate Park and it's also free.

On the seventh day of Christmas: Japanese Tea Gardens, free admission, time to sip some tea and stroll the beautiful Japanese-style gardens also in the heart of Golden Gate Park. Try to find the elusive Fairy Doors nearby.

On the eighth day of Christmas: Yerba Buena Bowling (12-5pm) and Presidio Bowl (12p-12a) in San Francisco are open and perfect fun for the whole family. Little kids can have fun with bumper bowling too. 

On the ninth day of Christmas: Chinatown! Because it rarely closes on Western holidays and is a great place to take kids on Christmas Day. 

On the tenth day of Christmas: Glide your way through Christmas Day on one of these Ice Skating rinks.

On the eleventh day of Christmas: Become a San Francisco tourist. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, hike at Land's End, grab a bit to eat at Fisherman's Wharf and, OH YES, ride the cable cars. Tour 49 Mile Drive and reacquaint yourself with one of the most amazing cities in the world.

On the twelfth day of Christmas: Christmas Houses light up after 6pm, including the famous Rombeiro's Christmas House in Novato which invites guests stroll inside.  And this is the LAST YEAR to visit the Mickey Mouse Christmas House and Nisja Christmas Bear House in San Rafael.

And there you have it - 12 AWESOME things to do on Christmas Day. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!