We're tossing around the idea of doing a weeklong trip to San Francisco sometime this summer. It's just me and MH and we've never been to the West Coast. What are your favorite SF-area things to do?
Stuff we like: MH likes craft breweries and particularly wants to visit Russian River, which is about an hour north of SF. We're not hikers but we like to walk around city neighborhoods. Interesting, casual places to eat would be nice. We're very local to New York City so we'll be skipping stuff that's "generic big-city stuff" (theater and museums that aren't super-specific to the location, etc.)
We would like to fly into San Francisco, explore the city for a few days,
then rent a car and drive down the Pacific Coast Highway and then fly
home from another airport. Our home airport is Newark, NJ.
MH also really wants to see the giant sequoia trees ... I looked on the map and it's a five-hour drive on Rt. 99 East. Is there anything else on the way that's worth seeing, so that we could make it a one-day side trip?
Thanks for any input!