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San Francisco Itineraries

Planning a trip to San Francisco? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Grab breakfast and shop the local food stalls/farmer's market at the Ferry Building.
  • 2 Walk or hop on the historic trolley (F train) to Fisherman's Wharf.
  • 3 Roam the area's many shops and attractions, and take in the ocean and bay views.
  • 4 Hit Pier 33 for a ferry to Alcatraz (reservations recommended).
  • 5 Dine on a yummy ethnic meal in Chinatown or North Beach.
  • 6 Walk or cab it to North Beach for cappuccino and tiramisu followed by late-night book browsing at City Lights Bookstore.
  • Day 4
  • 1 Take the morning Haight-Ashbury Flower Power Walking Tour (reserve in advance).
  • 2 Make your way to the Legion of Honor museum—enjoy lunch at the Legion Café.
  • 3 Dinner at Gary Danko.
  • Day 6
  • 1 Take the Powell-Hyde Cable Car and get off at the top of Lombard Street to enjoy the "crooked" views.
  • 2 Hit the Mission for hipster shopping and sightseeing, including Mission Dolores.
  • 3 Grab lunch at La Taqueria.
  • 4 Make your way to SoMa and visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and enjoy some time outside at the nearby Yerba Buena Gardens.
  • 5 Dinner at Jardinière.
  • 6 In a dancing mood? Hit up 111 Minna.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Do some last-minute shopping in Union Square/North Beach.
  • 2 Grab a casual lunch at ShowDogs.
  • 3 Hit any last-minute places you may have missed and then head back to the hotel to relax before dinner.
  • 4 Celebrate your final San Francisco meal at Boulevard.


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