Originally posted by digitaldaveHarald,
Hope you have a good time . My wife and I are off there in early August, so any handy tips would be greatly appreciated .
If you go to San Francisco... go to the Carnelian Room
, it's a dining place and cocktail barin the 52st floor of the Bank of America Tower. Perfect View of the whole city, especially after sunset. Great thing to to the first (or last) evening in the city.
If you have a chance to see the Golden Gate without fog, take it -- it might be your only chance.
Don't spend too much time in the typical tourist traps such as Fisherman's Wharf or in the waiting line for the Cable Cars at Powell/Market. If you want to ride a Cable Car without long lines, take the California line from Californa/Market up to Nob Hill. It is much less used than the other lines, and very much fun because of the steep hills.
Be prepared to meet some very crazy guys on the street, but don't be afraid, the're harmless (at least most of them).
If you have time and a car, go to 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino
Enjoy SF - it's really the place to be.