1/ Start the day with breakfast and coffee at one of Blue Bottle cafes. They actually have a few different cafes at different locations; I had mine at the Mint Plaza cafe and loved it. One of the most decent coffee I've had during my stay in SF.
2 / You haven't been to San Francisco if you haven't been to the Golden Gate Bridge, right? Make your way there early right after breakfast to avoid other tourists in the background of your selfies (or photobombing).
3/ View from above at Lombard St / Head towards Russian Hill and walk through Lombard St, the famously crooked street up the hill surrounded by nice houses and flower beds with pretty amazing view of the city.
4 / Lunch at Brenda’s French Soul Food. I ordered the oyster po’boy with chipotle rémoulade on toasted french roll - highly recommended, tasty, drool worthy and satisfying.
Sea lions at Pier 39
5 Ferry building / A quick stop at Pier 39. Don’t forget to say hi to the sea lions, then take a walk through The Embarcadero towards the Ferry Building, it’s a nice walk along the waterfront past the redeveloped piers. The Ferry Building has farmers markets a few times a week with the bigger one held every Saturday.
6/ Explore the Mission District. Start with afternoon snack at Craftsman & Wolves and order The Rebel Within. The oozy soft egg in the middle was a nice surprise and made me ridiculously happy.
7/ Time to explore the hipster neighbourhood Mission District. Stroll along Valencia St with its cool little shops, cafes, cute buildings and arty murals.
8/ Dinner at Commonwealth, a modern American restaurant (or that’s what I’d like to call it) which is also at Mission District. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, friendly staff and good food, it’s a great place to chill out and catch up with friends over food and drinks after a long day. I had the 6 course tasting menu (you could also pair it with wine) and I really enjoyed it.
9 / There are a lot of trendy bars at Mission if you’re up for drinks afterwards, but otherwise retire for the night, rest well and sweet dreams! I don’t have any particular accommodation to recommend, but if I ever go back to SF again I would stay in this lovely neighbourhood.