Off the Beaten Path:
Golden Gate Park & Japanese Tea Garden
Rent a boat at the Boathouse at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park
The Exploratorium and the Wave Organ
The Beaten Path:
Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Shop
How to Get Around
-Flying into SFO: All the options! There are rental car companies at the airport, taxis, shuttles, city buses and the BART train into and around the city, and Caltrains up and down the coast.
-Bus to Muir Woods: Catch the seasonal bus from three locations to beautiful Muir Woods!
-Cable Cars - 3 Lines! Very slow going, need exact change.
-Historic Streetcars of Market Street
Lyft and Uber both operate in and around the city.
-Get clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl at Pier 39 or Boudin's bakery
-Visit Vital Tea Leaf in Chinatown
-Best Irish Pub: The Irish Bank across the street from Chinatown
-Live Performances: SF Ballet, SF Symphony, The Fillmore, SF Opera, Palace of Fine Arts
-Museums: SFMoMA, Asian Art Museum, de Young, Legion of Honor, Coit Tower
San Francisco Based Books
Nik Sharma - Seasons (cookbook)
Voyager: The Butterfly Effect - Dash Hoffman (fiction)
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin (fiction)
A Dirty Job (and) You Suck by Christopher Moore (fiction)
Women's Murder Club Series by James Patterson (fiction)
Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice (fiction
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (fiction)
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (fiction)
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende (fiction)
We Never Asked for Wings (and) The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (fiction)
Clemens of The Call: Mark Twain in San Francisco (non-fiction, historical)
Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America by Erika Lee and Judy Yung (non-fiction, historical)
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston (non-fiction, historical
Good to Know
*Google "San Francisco Events Calendar" for current events
*Take an umbrella and layers of clothes, the weather changes quickly and can be cold.
*California is in a drought; water conservation is important