Originally Posted by dmz1241
Thanks for all the information guys. I dont have kids, its just going to be me, my brother and parents.
My mom will probably want to shop, not sure what info you can give me there....
My dad, brother and I are pretty much up for anything and dont have to much in particular we want to do. Interesting museums, scenic places, maybe try some local beers, stuff like that.
Sorry I cant really give particulars for what I want to do, but anything and everything is appreciated.
I would like to maybe go to some kind of show/concert or maybe a baseball game, but that all depends on scheduling....
Definitely prepare for fog and cool breezes in SF proper. If you cross the bay to the East Bay, the weather is better.
Take the drive down to Monterey to see the aquarium. Drive down Highway 1 and not 101. The stretch between SF and Santa Cruz traverses seaside cliffs and is strikingly beautiful, particularly at sunset. The aquarium in monterey is awesome. It will probably be a 2-3 hour drive, so you may consider staying the night in Monterey, if that seems like a lot for you guys. Alternately, you can drive down 101 in the morning, see the aquarium, have lunch, and then drive up Highway 1 a little before sunset.
National Parks: Just a little further south is Big Sur National Shoreline. It is one the most beautiful stretches of shoreline in California.
An hour or so north of SF is Point Reyes National Shoreline. There's a little village there where you can grab lunch, so it's a nice day trip.
4 hours to the East is Yosemite National Park. Try to go there. You can drive yourself or take a tour bus from SF. Make sure to drive Tioga Pass.
Lots of places all over the Bay Area serve local micro brews. Just google 'brewery' and SF you'll find some near you. I'm from the East Bay, so I know the breweries there.