I have always wanted to go to SF, and this was my 1st trip. It lived up to everything I thought it would be. We did purchase a MUNI pass which was well worth it; however, because there are so many ways to travel, it was a little confusing/overwhelming. Often times we'd be at a stop for 30 min or more with nothing coming by, so we'd take a cab. Yet, we did get our monies worth out of the pass. We stayed at the Hyatt Embarcadero which is the best location. It is directly across the street from the BART (subway) which made is flawless to find from SFO. The Cable Car also picks you up right in front, and the buses/trolley are 2 blocks away at the Ferry Building. Every hotel is pricy in SF, but we did upgrade to the 17th floor and access to the club floor on the 18th floor for , breakfast, snacks, appetizers, drinks and 360 views. We thought it was well worth it. The hotel is built with an all open atrium in the center like the pyramid hotel in Vegas, so it is a design aspect. The rooms are oddly shaped but do have great balconies and views of the bay!!! For our 2 full days we did a lot. We took Dylan's Tour which is run by 2 brothers. It was fabulous to support a small business and to find such knowledgeable, yet personal service. We saw all of the districts, parks, Muir Woods, GG Bridge, all the great views, Saulsalito, etc in 6 hours. It was a bargain and so valuable!!! After the tour, we took a taxi to the top of Lombard St. then ate at Sotto Mare! Then we bar hopped. Awesome seafood, a true neighborhood vibe, not touristy like the Pier or Wharf. Day 2 we spent at Alcatraz and along the Wharf and Pier. Love the seals and sea lions! That night we ate at Boulevard. Exceptional meal, service, and atmosphere. Also, not touristy, but easily found 2 blocks from the Ferry Building. It is pricy, however, but worth it. Thanks to the forum for all the help in making a quick surprise trip San Frantastic!