For rest of the two days, to see the city, either you make notes of the places you’d like to go or like us take a two-day hop-on-hop-off bus pass. We opted for the Big Bus. It gave us access to all the main spots of the city at a more affordable price of 50 dollars. It came to be much cheaper than Uber or renting a car that won’t make sense in SFO.
For the next two days, we went around the city at ease and got off wherever we thought we wanted to explore. The highlights of our hopping were:
-City Hall- experience the royal architecture from inside and witness weddings happening there
-Haight-Ashbury or the Hippie town- for vintage & contemporary shopping. It’s a very different part of SFO
-Japanese garden & California academy of Science- sip on the green matcha, walk in the Japanese styled gardens and even if you don’t get the chance to go see the California academy, don’t miss the gift shop for some exciting souvenirs.
-Sausalito- lose your heart to the little town on the other side of the bridge, have an ice cream at Lappeat’s and pick chocolates at Pick me up Chocolate.
- Lombard street- trek on the famous crooked street and get a view of the city from top.
- Painted ladies- an over-rated place, go if you have time.
- Pier 39- get some fresh sea-food, shop for trinkets, see sour-dough being made right in front of your eyes.
- Ghirardelli Square- end your tour by having your favourite ice-cream and chocolates at the square. You can never have enough of this place.