My daughter and I just returned from a week-long trip to San Francisco, where we were apartment-hunting for her. (She's starting a new job in the Financial District, March 1.) We looked at a few places, but she took the first one we looked at, in Noe Valley, with a view straight out of a postcard. A Muni streetcar stops right across the street from the apartment, so her rides to and from work each day will be really convenient.
We had plenty of time and perfect weather for sightseeing -- Fisherman's Wharf; Alcatraz at night; biking over the Golden Gate and ferrying back from Sausalito; a really fun day in wine country; and even a trip with a local acquaintance to Muir Woods and out to Reyes Point to see the lighthouse and elephant seals. We got pretty handy at getting around on BART and Muni, too.
As recommended on this forum, we ate at Midjools in the Mission, which was nice. The rooftop was closed to diners because it was too chilly, but they let us go up and gaze at the view. Also had a nice, relaxing lunch by the window at McCormick and Kuletos (and a sundae at Ghirardelli's, course). We met some friends for dinner at "Home" Restaurant, 2032 Union St. between Buchanan & Webster Streets, and the food was excellent. Each of the six of us ordered something different and shared bites, and all of the entrees, appetizers and desserts we tried were soooo good. I believe there's also a location on Market St.
Thanks to all who posted to my questions with such helpful advice. We enjoyed our trip immensely!