The Embarcadero Center’s ice rink is the largest in the Bay Area, and after dark you can treat yourself to a spectacular view of the Ferry Building and the lights of the Bay Bridge. If you’re skating on market day, the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market will sort you out for a post-skate nibble. Or head into the Ferry Building and straight to Recchiuti, where you can get a pack of their dark hot chocolate pistoles to melt fireside at home.
Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St (at Embarcadero). Nov 2nd–Jan 8th. 10am–9:30pm Sun to Thurs; 10am–11:30pm Fri and Sat (sessions start on every even hour, subject to private party bookings). $7–$11 for a 90-minute session. Skate rental $5. embarcaderocenter.com