Traveling with my sister, both first time visit to SF, we're in our late 50's. I arrive late Tuesday Feb 25 (11 PM). My sister will be flying in from Toronto and arriving about an hour earlier. While she is waiting for me, she will hopefully get our Muni passes, if they are available from the info desk at that time of night. We'll take a taxi to our hotel, due to the time of day. I'm booked at the Inn San Francisco. I do realize it's a bit out of the way, but this place seems to fit all my criteria. Plus they have a hot tub in the back.
We have 4 full days plus bit on Sunday as our plane leaves at 4 PM.
get to Union Square
Powell-Hyde Cable Car
Wharf 39 (double decker Carousel, piano steps and the seals)
Lunch : Codmother (I do love my fish & chips)
Pick up bikes (eIelectric assist probably, don't want to burn myself out the first day)
Bike across bridge to Sausilito
ferry back to SF
get some supper and go heal in the hot tub
Still need to figure out a few options for supper and need to figure out which ferry to take back to SF so I don't mess up on the timing.
Golden Gate Park
Back to GG Park
Sunset at area
I feel like I'm hopping all over the place on this day. I'm thinking of renting bikes for GG Park, and then taking Muni back down to Ocean Beach. But then they would be a problem if we went to the Moraga Steps. This is my Birthday, the alibi for the trip! I'd like to go out and listen to some good music. Didn't see anything of interest at the major venues, I'm thinking of the Saloon. Sounds like that is the place to hear good local musicians. Any comments or other suggestions?
South of Market Architecture Stroll
(city guides tour 10 AM)
Cable Car Museum
City Lights Bookstore
General exploration of this area - I'm good at wandering
Telegraph Hill/Filbert or Grenwich Steps
Lunch: Sotto Mare
1:30 Precita Eyes Tour
leave for airport
plane leaves @ 3:55
I've never planned out a trip like this before, but I've been waiting a very long time to get to SF and I don't really see ever making it back there again. I made a list of all my must-see/do places and pinned them on Google Earth and have tried to group them in a tidy (hah!) manner.
I'd like to visit a few more steps, shorter ones though. Do you see anything that can logically be pulled from Thursday to Saturday? I have a lot of time left on Saturday - I just want to make sure my absolutely must do items are covered first before I start filling in that day. Transportation will be a mixture of walking, transit and taxis.
So thanks for any comments