Football on Thanksgiving is as essential as turkey and mashed potatoes. Whether you’re watching the games from your living room couch, or gathering up your family members for a match of your own, football has become as much a part of the Thanksgiving tradition as feasting and family.

Here in sunny California, we’re thankful for having pleasant weather year-round that allows us to strap on our sneakers and play the sport during the normally chilly holiday.

On that note, let’s take a look at some Golden State homes that allow guests and residents alike to kick, block and throw passes from the comfort of their own backyards.


Northern California


14665 Secretariat Court, Morgan Hill | $1,768,000

Sitting on almost an acre of land, this stunning home’s ample green lawn area can easily be converted into a football field thanks to its grand size and leveled-off terrain. When the game finishes, a ground pool, children’s play area and a raised garden area are also available for entertainment.



65 Manderly Road, San Rafael | $2,195,000

A private and serene setting is what you’ll encounter in this Marin County jewel. The large backyard is surrounded by mature trees and complemented by a refreshing pool and resting area. We love the natural look of the uneven lawn area which results a more intense but equally enjoyable game of football.



7640 Tobia Way, Fair Oaks | $4,900,000

It’s easy to get swept away by this contemporary Mediterranean estate whose masterly crafted design throughout allows for an elegant lifestyle inside of one Sacramento County’s most lovely suburban towns. In addition to jaw dropping interiors, the home’s outdoor space includes a fully equipped pool house, tennis court and a manicured lawn area that’s more than ready for your intense match.



Southern California


7827 Sendero Angelica, San Diego | $2,999,500

Score points with this custom home’s expansive lawn area that overlooks the gorgeous Southern California sunset. After the winning team has rightfully won the title of Thanksgiving football champ, celebrate the victory next to the infinity pool, relax at the grand loggia with fireplace and enjoy some late night eats at the bar and grill.



2001 South Oak Knoll Avenue, San Marino | $12,550,000

As you enter this exquisite French contemporary estate’s park-like grounds, you’ll feel as if you’re touring a luxurious European castle. The extensive manicured grounds allow for a fun football match, while the twinkling pool, spa, built-in barbecue area and tennis court provide additional activities for your guests to enjoy.



8555 Hedges Place, Los Angeles | $14,900,000

Sitting on a private promontory above L.A.’s Sunset Strip, this magnificent estate allows you to live and play as you overlook the city’s lively downtown area and the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. The ample lawn space is accompanied by a sparkling pool and a cliff-side area that’s ideal for relaxation as you overlook the impressive views.


Which California backyard would you like to play your game of Thanksgiving football in? Let us know in the comments below.