I want to see as many museums as I can on the free admission 1st Tuesday of the month deal. Will the crowds be terrible (it's the Tuesday after Labor Day)? I know nothing about San Francisco public transportation and am staying at the Downtown Marriott. Will I be able to get from the De Young Museum to the Legion of Honor (how would I find a bus/trolley route to do this)? Should I plan on much extra time just waiting for and using public transportation when I'm trying to get from one museum to another?
Of the following free 1st Tuesday of the month attractions, which would you rate as "must sees" vs. "don't waste your time" and if I'm not dawdling, how much time should I allot for some of these attractions? My husband (who's not a big museum fan like I am) will have free time from about noon on after a conference gets out. Are there certain ones I should wait to take him to? It's too bad they don't have longer opening hours. Thanks for the help!
De Young Museum (9:30-5) and Conservatory of Flowers (9-4:30)(both in Golden Gate Park)
Legion of Honor (9:30-5) (Lincoln Park)
Cartoon Art Museum (11-5)
Museum of Craft and Folk Art (11-6) (by my hotel)
Asian Art Museum (10-5) (1 mile from my hotel)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 11-5:45) (by my hotel)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (12-5) (by my hotel)