What to wear:
I have been fooled by San Francisco one too many times. This time, I packed my Marmot down jacket and had zero regrets. I also packed a denim jacked for the sunny, warm days, but more often than not, I needed the jacket – mornings, evenings, out after dark.
Stop at Everlane because it’s the thing to do. Book an appointment online and you can get into the store before the crowds if you think ahead.
Where to stay: Hotel Kabuki
A recently remodeled Joie de Vivre hotel in Japantown, a very quiet part of town. Take advantage of the Peloton bikes in the gym and free meditation in the garden. Before heading out for the day, fill your water bottle downstairs with free sparkling or still water.
My only complaint is the king size bed was not a full king size bed. It drove me crazy for two days straight.
I kept hearing about how great the lobby bar is, but we did not have time to try it!
Where to eat: Oh, where to start. Below are a few of the places we ate and would recommend.
AT&T Park – Crazy Crab’z and Ghiradelli sundaes
Yakiniq for all you can eat Korean BBQ
Pack a picnic and spend the day in Dolores Park or your closest neighborhood park
Russian River Brewing Company – this also counts as something to do
Things to do:
Muir Woods – remember to book your car parking in advance.
Giants game at AT&T Park
Take the cable car to Lombard Street. Board it one or two stops up from the start of the line. Every few cars will stop and pick up about 8 people.
Take the 45 minute drive to Half Moon Bay and drive pack up the PCH into SF.
Wander the Ferry Building. Come hungry and grab a coffee. On Saturday, you get the bonus of a Farmer’s Market outside
Day trip to Napa or Sonoma – We booked Platypus tours. (Pro trip – get picked up in Vallejo after taking the ferry over. Great way to see another side of the Golden Gate Bridge.)