My family (two teens, husband and I) will be in SF for 5 days in March. I've never even been in CA, so this will be quite the adventure for us. Would anyone like to comment on my tentative itinerary/questions below? Thanks so much!
FYI...we will be flying in and NOT renting a car. We are staying at the Hyatt Regency, which is near the Embarcadero. We like a mixture of sight-seeing scenery and actual activities, especially the latter. Kids are 17 and 14 (girl,boy). I plan on getting a Muni pass for transportation.
Friday the 23rd--land at 10am, take cab to hotel. What should we do this day? I know we will be starving and will be in need of some activity. A trolley ride somewhere maybe?
Saturday--I have tickets for the nighttime tour of Alcatraz. Plan on going early to look for sea lions, etc. How should we get to/from here? I thought this would be a good day to explore Chinatown--is it okay to walk here from our hotel? Are weekends better or worse than weekends?
Sunday--I plan to go to the Magic show at teh Marrekech Theater at 6:30pm. Are bike tours across the Golden Gate better on the weekends, or week days? How long do they take, in general? We would go to Sausalito, too and take the Ferry back. I was planning on doing this today, but can move it to Tuesday if week days are better.
Monday--We pllan on taking a tour (Dylanstours) around the city and to Muir Woods (which we really want to see). This will take 6 hours or so. What to do in the evening?
Tuesday--This is our "free" day. I can move the bike trip and/or Chinatown trip here. Also, we could get CityPasses, and take advantage of some of the museums, etc. on this day. If weather is bad earlier in the trip, this might be a make-up day.
Wednesday--flight at 2pm, so I'm guessing we'll have to leave hotel by 10-11am.
Any helpful comments are welcome! Thanks for your time. :)