With the U.S. presidential election causing increased anxiety and stress levels, it seems to be the right time for you to take a break. Fill your weekends with fun and exciting activities that will take your mind off the results and give you space to recharge your batteries.
We listed ten simple activities you can do in San Francisco this weekend to help you blow off some steam.
Play Escape Room at home
If you’re a fan of solving problems, then this activity is perfect for you. EscapeSF offers San Francisco residents to bring the Escape Room to their home. Each package comes with a family-friendly, high-tech escape game that can accommodate two to five players.
EscapeSF prepares and delivers a suspicious-looking spy briefcase and a box of gadgets and resources that you need to use to solve the case. The mission lasts for 75 minutes. While the Sabotage package is tricky, adults and children aged ten and above can enjoy the game.
Go to the Jewish Contemporary Museum
The Jewish Contemporary Museum has finally reopened after months. If you want to stop by and see exhibitions that celebrate the Jewish experience’s diversity, the museum is offering free admission until November 6.
The museum also holds virtual programs, including Sunday Stories and the Making of San Francisco. On select Sundays, families may visit the museum’s Art Pushcart, a roving gallery with an extensive collection of educational games, materials, and questions.
Go to a comedy show
If there’s anything all of us need right now, it’s a good laugh. Go see a comedy show at the HellaSecret Outdoor Comedy and Cocktail Night. The show is located at a new double parklet where seats follow the social distancing guidelines. Shows typically start at 7 pm and last until 9 pm every Saturday and Sunday.
The HellaSecret Comedy Show features four to five comedians each run. Visitors will be treated to a full bar with specialty cocktails and beers on tap. If you’re hungry, you could also visit the Korean and Japanese pop-up stores that serve unique dishes, such as burgers on garlic rice buns, Miso-coconut braised pork, umami fries, and Korean buffalo wings.
Each show to limited to 40 people. Masks are also required for attendees who are not eating or drinking. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash.
Get your suds
Breweries are finally opening, with a lineup that consists of some of the best brewery taprooms in the San Francisco Bay Area.
If you’re looking for a gluten-free brewery option, the Buck Wild Taproom offers eight different beers on tap, including a pale ale and hard Aguas Frescas. They also have a gluten-free food menu in collaboration with Kitava. Dishes include grain bowls, tacos, and comfort fare.
San Jose’s Camino Brewing Co. is also on the list as one of the best breweries. The two-year-old taproom now serves beer to-go. Their patio is also open for quick bites, such as oxtail birria tacos and pandan flan cheesecake.
Complete your holiday shopping list
Get started on your holiday shopping at Head West Marketplace. This outdoor marketplace will pop up at the Ferry Building on November 8, from 11 am to 5 pm. More than 50 local makers of jewelry, art, home goods, and clothing are expected to sell their wares.
The marketplace will also sell artisan goods, such as hand-made ceramics and locally sourced vintage, to help small businesses to learn and connect.
Head West Marketplace is near Gott’s, which is famous for its burgers; Hog Island, known for its oysters; and Fort Point, a great place to grab a beer.