1. Why San Francisco
We absolutely recommend visiting big cities during the holiday season and San Francisco tops our list for its natural beauty. If you've never been, it really is one of the prettiest cities in the world, with hills, the bay, and views galore.

And, during the holidays, it gets decked out. From the tree and ice rink in Union Square, to festive lights on the buildings and the Golden Gate bridge, your kids will definitely feel the holiday spirit. And, as a major metropolitan destination, there's no shortage of things to do to satisfy everyone in the family. Let's take a look.