@raisedonrobbery: Wow there’s so much to see and do in 2 days!
Some suggestions for food: Katana-ya for japanese ramen (union square), Taqueria Cancun or El Farolito for cheap mexican (the Mission), Foreign Cinema or Mission Beach Cafe for a nice brunch (both in the Mission), Commonwealth for a higher end dinner (the Mission), Bourbon & Branch for hand made cocktails, Little Star Pizza for deep dish pizza (multiple locations), Rosamunde Sausage Grill for sausages and beer (the Mission), Philz for coffee (multiple locations), Little Skillet for fried chicken from a window (SOMA), Zero Zero for thin crust pizza and pasta (SOMA), Anthony’s Cookies for … duh cookies, Dynamo Donuts for a maple bacon donut, … I mean really, I could go on and on. Also, I just noticed most of these places are in the Mission. Ha ha! Farmers market at the Ferry Building on Saturdays, Nopa (new American), Nopalita (nicer Mexican), House of Prime Rib (old school prime rib), etc etc. I mean really, I can go more specific by type of food or locations!!
If you have a car, make sure to leave some time for parking as parking can be challenging in this fair city =)
Things to see: Hmm…. Museum of Modern Art, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, Land’s End (for hiking on a nice day), the Seals at Pier 39, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge (or if you drive across the bridge, go to the second exit NOT “lookout”), Alcatraz, Beach Blanket Babylon (there’s discount tickets on Bloomspot right now), heard the Walt Disney museum is cool but haven’t been, ride a cable car, Musee Mecanique, walk around North Beach/Chinatown (right next to each other), walk along the Embarcadero, see the “painted ladies.”
OK I probably just overwhelmed you but feel free to message me or reply! Have fun!