Definitely see Alcatraz, it is probably my favorite memory from my trip to San Fran in 2010. It is a lot of fun, you can get an audio tour of the prison, there are movies to watch, and you can see and walk in the actual cells where all the infamous prisoners were. The best food around is gonna be China Town, also recommended to visit
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California Academy of Sciences at Golden Gate Park. We spent hours there and could have spent more time but we had reservations for something else. Of course China town, the cable cars, Fisherman's wharf. The Bay Aquarium on Fisherman's wharf is pretty interesting. All the wildlife in there is found in the bay. If you are up for a short drive to San Jose the Winchester House is interesting, (bring a sweater or lightweight jacket, it is cool in there.) We did Alcatraz at night, which gave you a great view of the city.
Take a walk on the Golden Gate Bridge, or check out the area around Land's End, (nice hiking there if you're into that sort of thing.) If you are a real out of towner that has never been here before then most definitely take a walk on Haight Street. Visit the historic City Lights bookstore and when you are done with that you can start your tour of China Town. Assuming you don't mind hiking, checking out Coit Tower; might afford you astounding views of the city if it is not shrouded in fog. If you just have to do the touristy thing then ride a Cable Car, and yeah Alcatraz could be worth it as well. Then if you have the time and money ride BART to Berkeley and make your way to Telegraph Ave. We have decent museums here. The Mission District could also provide you with more shopping experience if you have money to burn. Eating and drinking too. Hope this helps.
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Check out the Haight/Ashbury area, go down Lombard Street, shop at some cool little "artsy" shops, hop on a cable car, go over the Golden Gate Bridge, check out Marin County... just have some fun! Oh, and don't forget to say "Hi!" to my uncle for me! :) (Almost forgot -- check out the coastline -- absolutely beautiful!)