What was originally a mileage run to SFO and back has now become a 12 hour vacation in San Franscisco.
What would you do in the city if you were me?
For purposes of meeting airline loyalty program tiers, I have to fly a few thousand miles before my upcoming anniversary reset date. Between work, airfare, flight times and connection options, turns out a mileage run with a 12 hour layover in SFO this Tuesday works best. This is effectively my summer vacation
I'll be flying in from the east coast and arriving at noon but given my flight's historical on-time records and what the BART planner says, I can expect to alight at Powell St. or Embarcadero no earlier than 1:00p. My flight out is at 11:30p but I'd like to be at the airport around 8:00p before tiredness from walking all day and jetlag kicks in. So altogether, I'll only have 6+ hours in the city proper.
It's my first time in SF but with the hours I have, I'm not looking to do much other than to eat, people watch and enjoy my time off. There are two things I'd to do though:
- try the ahi tuna burger at Gott's Roadside
- try out and most probably purchase a Nook Smple Touch ereader (they don't sell these where I live)
I want to get a B&N store to get the Nook and to try it out on the spot to make sure it works before leaving but it seems to follow the big-box model of store placement?
For reference, things that sound interesting from previous threads:
- Asian Art Museum
- California Academy of Sciences
- Palace of Fine Arts
- Union Square
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Happy hour oysters
I have a Clipper card and I've been to many other cities with a similar system, so I'm comfortable with travelling by MUNI. What would you do if you were me? Good food that SF does well?
Small note: coming from Toronto and being HK chinese, I haven't any interest in Chinatown or trying SF Chinese food on this extremely short trip.