I'm not sure which plan I should go with(husband is NO help) ;)
option 1------ fly into SFO arriving late (Wed nite @11pm) taking taxi to hotel, maybe grab a bit to eat(if things are open that late) go to bed, check out of hotel, get up early(Thurs) and hit it hard in San Frann and then rent car and head towards Big Sur that evening(Thurs) or late afternoon if we see all we want to see.
option 2------fly into SFO arriving around 11am on Thursday ,take taxi to hotel and then do as much sight seeing as we can and spend the nite, getting up early to rent a car and head out of town
Airfare is not that much different in the two options.
Only thing i can see that is causing a problem is where would we keep our luggage until we rented the car? If we fly in the day before when we check out will the hotel hold our bags until like 5 or 6pm??
I planned on renting a car from Enterprise on Beach St, and they dont open till 7:30am
I maybe over thinking this toooo much!! Flying in on Wed nite might give us more time cause we are early risers and we could beat the crowds at most of the things we want to see. BUT i have the luggage issue???
Our list in SF is bike across GGB, Alcatraz, and ride a Cable car, maybe the crooked street, I know there is a lot more to see but for our first visit and time limited its a short list.