San Francisco 4 Day Itinerary
We are in our 30s and are traveling with just the two of us. We very much want to explore the city, but also want to keep a slower pace/relax since we stay busy at home. My husband is very physically active. I struggle with lower back issues and plantar fasciitis/heel spurs, so I am more limited physically. I can only walk 1-2 miles at a time. We love to eat at "hole in the wall"/mom & pop/authentic restaurants. We love all ethnic foods and enjoy the occasional fine dining meal. We would love input on whether this plan is practical, restaurant recommendations, and definitely transportation tips for getting to and from the places we'd like to go! And please let us know of anything else we shouldn't miss!! It's our first visit to San Francisco.
Flight arrives at 1:45pm
(Buy a transportation pass at airport? Which kind?)
Take cab to Pier 2620 Hotel in Fisherman's Wharf
Checkin to hotel
Take double decker bus tour of city (Is there a specific company recommended? I was thinking a Gray Line HOHO day pass, but it's kind of expensive. Is this redundant since we are doing Dylan's bus tour also? Thought it would be a good way to get a lay of the land our first day and spot places we'd like to return to.)
Get off in North Beach for dinner (Original joes? Piazza Pellegrini?) & walk back to hotel (this is downhill, right??)
Didn't want to plan too much this day, since we will have traveled and have a fairly early start the next day...
Meet at The Bike Shop at 9:40am (walk?) for Dylan's driving tour: Golden Gate Bridge/Muir Woods/many San Francisco neighborhoods and more!
End in Sausalito & eat an early dinner (restaurant recommendation?)
Take ferry back
Breakfast at Hollywood cafe
Explore Fisherman's Wharf
Pier 39 (sea lions)/Guirardelli Square/Embarcadero (maybe a light lunch or just dessert at Guirardelli since we are eating a big breakfast?)
Dinner at Delancy Street Restaurant
7:15 Giants game
(Best place to buy tickets? Seating recommendations?)
Take Cable car to Union square (Lunch at top of Maceys? Or somewhere better?)
Telegraph Hill & Coit Tower
Chinatown for dinner (Looking for an authentic restaurant/not too expensive?)
Beach Blanket Babylon at 8pm (Is this a dressy event?)
Golden Gate Park (What is the best way to get here from our hotel?)
Rent bikes at park?
California Academy of Science (Moss Room or Academy Cafe for lunch)
Japanese Tea Garden
(Other sites we shouldn't miss at the park?)
8pm reservation for sunset anniversary dinner at Sutro's at the Cliff House (I assume we need to dress up for this? Maybe we will take MUNI back to hotel late afternoon to rest & come back dressed up?)
Saturday: Take cab to airport
Thanks for your time and expertise!