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Come enjoy one-stop shopping under one roof where the Cow Palace will house over 150 distinctive shops with the holiday themes on display. Free Admission on Dec 14 - 16 & Dec 21 - 23, more info at http://sfholidaymarket.com/
Experience the finest in food, fashion and entertainment with over 200 world-class shops, gourmet restaurants, colorful cafes, a nine-screen theatre and the city’s largest day spa. 865 Market St, 415-512-6776, www.westfield.com/sanfrancisco
Stimulate your literary sense and support a locally owned, independent general bookstore. Over 50,000 new books spread over three floors, located near Union Square and Moscone Center. 50 Second St, 415-495-2992, www.alexanderbook.com
Support both the arts and students by gift-shopping at this studio featuring products and designs by Academy of Art University alumni. From fine art to fashion, you’ll find something unique and special every time. 79 Montgomery St, 415-618-3859, www.academyart.edu
6. Best in Show
Spoil your pet rotten at one of San Francisco's premier pet boutiques. Located in the heart of the historic Castro District, Best in Show is home of "Dogs are the New Kids." 545 Castro St, 415-864-7387, www.bestinshowsf.com
Give in more ways than one. Raise funds for HIV/AIDS agencies throughout the city by purchasing your holiday gifts at this non-profit store staffed entirely by volunteers. 518A Castro St, 415-503-2300, www.underoneroof.org
Find the gift for your special someone at this studio showcasing unique jewelry handmade from carved resin, silver and gemstone, all made on site. Plus favorite designer-made accessories from the U.S. and beyond. 500 Sutter, 415-362-6550, www.shopatfavor.com
A San Francisco original, Levi Strauss & Co. made the first blue jeans in 1873, and the story lives on today. Shop the latest styles and fashion at the Levi’s® Plaza Store. And don’t miss fascinating history, including jeans dating back to the 1800s, at The Vault — the public side of Levi Strauss & Co.’s archives at Levi’s® Plaza. The store is open seven days a week. 1155 Battery St, 415-677-9927, www.levi.com
Join bridge-lovers from the world over at this shop located on the southeast side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Carries souvenirs and collectibles depicting the world-famous bridge, or shop online at www.goldengatebridge.org/gift. Golden Gate Bridge, 415-923-2331
Give a gift of this much-loved SF brand of messenger bags, computer briefcases, laptop and table sleeves and bicycle accessories. All manufactured at a local San Francisco factory. Call to schedule a bag party. 904 22nd St, 415-904-8368, www.rickshawbags.com
12. Urban Bazaar
Discover something truly unique at this socially-conscious gift shop featuring affordable fair trade and locally made accessories, jewelry, and home decor items. Also home to a small succulent nursery and DIY planting bar. 1371 Ninth Ave, 415-664-4422, www.urbanbazaar.com
San Francisco's top destination, invites you to enjoy waterfront dining, shopping and endless fun.
America's oldest professional ballet company and one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States.
The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney has been brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum in The Presidio of San Francisco.
Amtrak 50% off weekend travel to SF. Take the Capitol Corrridor and experience the magic of SF during the holidays. Book now>
Save 52% on unlimited cable car rides plus admission to the 5 best attractions with CityPASS.