Me and my boyfriend are coming to SF in September as part of a longer West Coast USA trip and would be grateful for some local and/or experienced input to make sure what we are doing is do-able and for any other comments. We have 3 full days and will not rent a car.
We will arrive from the UK on Saturday 7th September at 1.35pm. We are staying at Hotel Stratford and plan on taking BART from the airport to the hotel. Aiming to arrive by 3.30pm?
We havent really planned anything that afternoon/evening as not sure how jet lagged we will be. But will maybe just explore Union Square for shopping & dinner as it is close by.
Sunday 8th September:
10.30am – Alcatraz tour approx 2 ½ hours (need to book tickets)
2.00pm – walk to Filbert Steps, climb to Telegraph Hill & Coit Tower
4.00pm – walk to Lombard Street (crookedest street)
Walk up crookedest street and take cable car to back to hotel.
Chinatown – Chinatown Gate at Bush Street/Grant Avenue
Monday 9th September
9.30am - Bike ride – from Pier 41 (Blazing Saddles or similar), across Golden Gate Bridge, to Battery Spencer & to Sausalito.
Have lunch in Sausalito and ferry back to Pier 41 (Blue & Gold - 30 mins) – return bikes
Afternoon at Fisherman's Wharf
Train down Market Street to Embarcadero to the Ferry Building & see the Bay Bridge
7.15pm – Baseball at AT&T Park (tickets booked - SF Giants vs Colorado Rockies)
Tuesday 10th September
Take Muni metro to Castro and bus to Twin Peaks
Walk to Clayton Street and take bus to Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park – possible segway tour. If not, wander through the park
Take bus #5 from Fulton Street (north of the park) to Alamo Square:
-Painted Ladies - Postcard Row
Evening: Union Square
Wednesday 11th September - pick up car 8am and leave SF down Highway 1 on route to LA. We are stopping on route at Cambria overnight.
Would be grateful for any comments on our SF part of our itinerary.