I'm arriving into SFO on Monday, October 24 at 11:20am and departing from SFO on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:20pm.
My Monday is pretty well sorted: Visit CHINATOWN and NORTH BEACH on foot; take the ALCATRAZ NIGHT TOUR (already booked); dinner at SOTTO MARE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT; stay at the SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN HOSTEL.
For Tuesday I plan to start early: Breakfast at PINECREST DINER; take the CABLE CAR and walk to GRACE CATHEDRAL (arriving around 7:30am which is about sunrise); take the CABLE CAR to LOMBARD STREET; arrive Fisherman's Wharf between 8:30 and 9am; walk to end of MUNICIPAL PIER for views; visit SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK (including visitor's center, Hyde Street Pier and Maritime Museum). I'm guessing that this will take me to about 11am.
Then at end the day: 3pm visit to ASIAN ART MUSEUM; around 4:30pm BART to SFO; 6:20pm flight home
SO I have about 4 hours from 11am to 3pm between these plans to fill. Here are my current options:
OPTION 1: Take F-MARKET STREETCAR to Ferry Building; lunch at THE SLANTED DOOR; travel to and visit SFMOMA; travel to Asian Art Museum.
OPTION 2: Rent a bike from BLAZING SADDLES on Hyde Street visiting CRISSY FIELD and GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE (possibly crossing), picnic lunch (possibly rent bike on first arrival at Fisherman's Wharf area around 9am and before Maritime Park, skip walk to end of Municipal Pier and bike it instead); take F-MARKET STREETCAR to SFMOMA if time or straight on to Asian Art Museum if not enough time.
OPTION 3: GHIRADELLI SQUARE; Irish Coffee at BUENA VISTA CAFE; lunch at BOUDIN CAFE; PIER 45 (Musee Mecanique, USS Pampanito Submarine and, if time allows, S. S. Jeremiah O'Brien); travel to Asian Art Museum using F-MARKET STREETCAR.
OPTION 4 (least likely due to high amount of travel time): Travel to GOLDEN GATE PARK (will take about an hour); CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS; DeYOUNG MUSEUM with lunch at cafe; JAPANESE TEA GARDEN; travel to Asian Art Museum.
Opinions? Option 5?
The only things I'm truly married to are to ride a cable car, a streetcar and to visit the Asian Art Museum. I want to do everything else I've listed but know that I don't have enough time for it all. I have no interest in the shopping aspect of Fisherman's Wharf, especially not Pier 39.
KeithEdited: 12 August 2011, 20:36