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5 fantastic San Francisco experiences you can gift for Christmas

By: Ula Van Zyl

2020’s festive season is finally here, heralding the end of a very long and …trying… year, to say the least. However, with a vaccine on the horizon, lockdown might soon be a thing of the past! If you are looking for the perfect gift to celebrate this, why not give an amazing experience? Here are 5 fantastic experiences you can gift in San Francisco:

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for an aviation enthusiast or adrenaline junkie, why not give them the opportunity to learn to fly – all while taking in San Francisco’s most iconic sights, including the Pacific Coast, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island and downtown San Francisco. The recipient of your gift will learn to fly a Cessna 172 from a FAA certified pilot from Northern California’s leading flight school. After a guided tour of the airplane and its controls,  they will take off for a beautiful flight above the scenic Bay Area. This gift is sure to become a treasured memory.

Prices start from $299 – click here for more information

Do you know someone who is addicted to solving puzzles and riddles? Give them the gift of an Escape Room to put their skills to the ultimate test. Escape Rooms are fun and challenging, and there are four different themes to choose from in San Francisco – Gold Rush, Prison Break, The Heist, Special Ops: Mysterious Market and Playground. Each room will challenge your gift recipient in fun and unique ways.

Prices start at $42 – click here for more information.

With more than 40 3D illusions you can immerse yourself in, a trip to San Francisco’s Museum of 3D Illusions makes a great gift for anyone who loves creativity and has an active imagination. Visitors can interact with optical illusions to create unbelievable photos and memories. From skyscrapers to San Francisco’s hilly landscapes, lava eruptions, mesmerizing artworks and more, a trip to this museum is sure to be a hit with anyone.

Prices start from $50, but there are plenty of packages available – click here for more information.

Treat the sweet tooth in your life to a tour of the best gourmet chocolate boutiques San Francisco has to offer! On a highly-rated guided walking tour, the lucky recipient of this gift will learn everything there is to know about San Francisco’s chocolate scene, from the history to emerging trends, health benefits and what artisan chocolatiers are up to. And, of course, there will be plenty of product tasting required! All guests will receive a Chocolate Lover Card giving them discounts and VIP treatment at 10 different San Francisco chocolate boutiques – this gift is simply too sweet to pass up.


Prices start at $66 – click here for more information.

If you’ve watched Emily in Paris on Netflix, you’ve caught a glimpse of the jaw-dropping experience that is Immersive Van Gogh. And now you can actually experience it! The exhibit, by the creators of the blockbuster show at Atelier des Lumières (as seen in Emily in Paris), has been a smashit in Toronto, and will come to San Francisco from March 18th to May 21st 2021. Immersive Van Gogh San Francisco will bring the works of Vincent Van Gogh to life through the use of projectors – set to a soaring soundtrack! A whole new way of experiencing art, Immersive Van Gogh San Francisco offers absolutely gorgeous photo opportunities. Whether you’re a connoisseur or novice when it comes to the world of art, this experience will take your breath away, making it a great gift for anyone.

Prices start $39.99 for adults and $24.99 for children – click here for more information.

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