...And for a lot of us that means the bi-annual visit to the Church Pew, the other of course being Easter Morning. Even if you aren't the most religious person, the church going experience in San Francisco is unlike any other. One of the most famous churches in the States is an Episcopal church called Grace Cathedral. It was established during the Gold Rush in 1849 and has been a San Francisco destination ever since due to its beautiful architecture and decoration. They Have Sunday services at 11am and Christmas services should begin about 12:10pm but it be sure give them a gander at www.gracecathedral.org.
The other church of note is Glide, this church is best known for its radically inclusive outlook and its outreach with the homeless and its mission to feed the hungry. Its Sunday celebrations happen at 9am and 11am and the same goes for its Christmas celebrations. Glide teds to be a church for those who have fallen out of step with their respective faiths or if you don't feel you have ever found one. Though its based in a belief in god, Glide tends to celebrate humanity more than anything else.
There are also countless other churches and temples in this city whatever your inclination. And you can always find a little piece of home when you travel with the Green Tortoise this Holiday Season. Whether it be our Adventure Tours or a stint at our hostel we always try our best to make you feel welcome.
Happy Holidays and Safe Travels!